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Mallard Duck Take-off

Mallard Duck Take-off
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-06 6:49
Viewed: 1649
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, in the same
river/water of my previous photo.

1/1250s, f/8.0, ISO1000,
85mm (35mm eq:127mm).

- Mallard Duck
- Canard Colvert
- Anas platyrhynchos

from New Hampshire Public Television website

« Range
The mallard breeds in most of Canada
and the United States. It winters
throughout the United States and south
to Central America and the West Indies.
The mallard can also be found in Europe and Asia.

The mallard lives in marshes, lakes,
swamps, rivers, streams and ponds. »



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Hello Asbed,
Superb timing and framing.
Good sharpness and colour.
management of light is fantastic.
best wishes
Samiran, your neighbour today

Hallo Asbed
A wonderful action shot that shows off the female mallard's huge wingspan very well. Great timing and even though this was taken from a distance the details are nice and clear. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-07-06 7:35]

Hi Asbed.
I see that the new lens extended your facilities greatly. You became mach closer to actions. Excellent pose of the mallard has been captured. Exposure parameters are great. I like lumpy water surface as a BG. TFS and warm regards.

Hello Asbed,
Amazing capture,perfect timing and focused on the subject,
excellent details,clarity and colours luminosity.
Best regards,

Hello Asbed,
Very beautiful picture.It's looking nice over the river.Duck is very sharp and even design on wings are well visible.Like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hello Asbed,
照的清晰 這鏡頭帥呆了 真是太美麗了
鳥照的很清晰 光線也很明亮 應該直的獎勵 讚美

Hi Asbed,
This photo of you is better crop-wise than the one I commented earlier today. Simple yet pleasant composition, great timing, proper exposure, wonderful light management. A great shot without doubt, quite interesting with only the water in the background. Congrats.
Best wishes, László

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-07 1:38]

Hello Asbed,
Excellent photo in superb sharpness, details and a great composition. Perfect timing. Beautiful light and natural colours.

Bonjour Asbed,

Une bonne capture du décollage du canard. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du canard colvert femelle au décollage. La bonne luminosité rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-07-07 10:53]

Bonjour Asbed,
Une image charmante de cet envol de Madame Mallard..la netteté est excellente, les couleurs comme d'habitude naturelles.
Bien vu, bien réagi!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-07-07 11:22]

Hello Asbed,
Perfectly focused and captured at just the right moment when it's wings were fully extended upward. I see the water was really turbulent in this area of the river. Your choice of a 1/1250 shutter speed and f/8 aperture did a fine job in this instance. Excellent inflight photo!!

Ciao Asbed, great capture of lovely in-flight duck, perfect focus, fine details, splendid light, wonderful natural colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Asbed
Beautiful in flight photo with very good timing, good composition, nice lighting and good sharpness.

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