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Perched Wood Duck

Perched Wood Duck
Photo Information
Copyright: Doug Brown (dB_grafix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 9 N: 624] (3019)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-E, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Anatidae photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-05 1:41
Viewed: 4563
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
He was not getting ready to fly, but seemed to be warning some others not to come near his perch.
It was funny to watch.
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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-10-05 2:18]

WOW. These ducks are so attractive, but I just love its pose here Doug.
It's a wonderful capture showing the wing details and the colours of its head. It looks good against the watery background.
Brilliant work!
Many thanks,

PS It make me smile to see it like this. . .

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2008-10-05 2:52]

Nice pose,seeming getting ready for the model shoot!!
Details and colours are awesome.

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  • yngve (113)
  • [2008-10-05 4:04]

I īcan just say as Janice. WOW. This is a great lookin' bird. A very nice portrait.


Hi Doug
Great action shot with nice natural color and fine details.
tfs jon

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-10-05 5:33]

Hello Doug,
Very beautiful clear colours in this photo. Excellent timing and sharpness. Lovely BG and a very good POV.

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2008-10-05 5:50]

Hey Doug,
Wonderful action shot! You managed to freeze the wings perfectly.
Great bright colours, very sharp image.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-10-05 11:47]

Hi Doug,

I LOVE it!! These Wood Ducks are always beautiful but you have captured him in a phenomenal pose. It must have been quite a sight. The face is magnificent with excellent colors and sharp details. But the wings are the scene stealer. Good timing to get this unusual shot.


Ciao Doug,
spettacolare momento di cattura, eccellenti POV, DOF e composizione con uno stupendo OOF BG, super definzione dei dettagli, bellissimi i colori.

Hello Doug

I like this one ,it looks like a kid trying to stay balanced.
Excellent sharpness and detail.
These guys have such wonderful vivid colours,well captured.
The composition is well done.
Very lovely.


hello Doug

superb close-up dynamic shot of this wood duck male,
excellent timing from you to shoot him at that moment of his pose,
beautiful natural colours of the wood duck with excellent sharpness
and details of its plumage, TFS


What an endearing and elegant posture of this lovely Duck, Doug!
All the subtle tones of colours on the entire bird have been well captured.
The green tinge to water in the BG goes well with the subject.
All in all, an outstanding image both technically and aesthetically.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-10-06 1:15]

Hi Doug
What a cute scene and moment you managed to catch. Great timing and precise exposure. I also am impressed with fine rich colours of the image and brilliant framing. Well done and TFS.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-10-11 10:02]

Hello Doug! That's a very good capture of this perched Wood Duck, very sharp and well composed, good exposure and a most beautiful image. Well done, thanks!


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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-10-19 12:33]

Hi Doug

Great shot of the lovely Wood Duck
Nicely composed with a great POV and I love the pose.
Nice sharp details and well saturated colours too.


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