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The Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) M

The Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) M
Photo Information
Copyright: Derek Grant (PeakXV) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-04-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 650D, Canon 100-400mm EF f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-10 18:02
Viewed: 1546
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I managed to capture the rather striking iridescent blue wing patch in this image. Those red eyes always make me laugh - as it looks like they've been on a booze bender.
This species has incredible eyesight - move even a whisker when they are approaching you and they will quickly veer off course.


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Fantastic in flight photo Derek! Perfect timing, excellent composition, fantastic lighting and impressive sharpness. Wonderful BG too!

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2013-05-10 21:58]

Hi Derek
What a great capture this wonderful duck...details and colors are perfect....I like this intressting BG?
Good work!

Hello Derek!
Lovely action shor showing this lovely duck.The blurring Bg is so well done!
I only would have cut over the photo to approach the main motive ...
( this is my humble sugestion).
Thanks for share and also thanks for visiti my gallery.
Nice w-end!

Ciao Derek, great capture of fantastic in-flight duck, perfet focus, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-11 14:37]

Hi Derek,great in flight capture whit fantastic details despite the quick mouvement and magnificent colors too,all in this nice abstract background,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Derek,
Very good picture.Sharpness and focus really attractive.You have made eye contact in such speed.Well done.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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