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The Mallard Duck in take off

The Mallard Duck in 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: 2006-10-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix F601zoom, SUPER EBC FUJINON LENS 3X Optical Zoom
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-14 7:52
Viewed: 2736
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, i have alot of photos that they just waiting
their turn to be posted, from my photos of 2006
i have 4 photos that one day i will post them,

but yesterday night i decide to go and view all my shots
done in 2006, and i have found 2 other photos
(that i remember had shoot them), the 2 photos are TNable,
i decide to work on them and publish, it is the reason
why i decide to take a brake (for today and the next posting)
from my sequence of photos of small birds in-flight

in 2006 i had only one digital camera, my very first digital camera
small « point & shoot » Fujifilm, only 3 megapixels and 3X zoom

from Birds of Nova Scotia website :


« In North America, breeds mainly from the Aleutian Islands
and northwestern Alaska, northwestern Mackenzie,
northern Manitoba and northern Ontario, south to northern
Baja California, northern Kansas and northern Virginia; also on
the coast of Greenland. Winters from southern and western
Canada south to Mexico. Widely distributed in Europe and Asia. »



ferranjlloret, wishnugaruda, eng55, eqshannon, boreocypriensis, nglen, Adanac, sranjan, Argus, jusninasirun, valy67 has marked this note useful
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Hello Asbed,
Good capture of this "Mallard Duck in take off".
Greetings. Ferran

Hi Asbed,
this moment is very nice, I like to see this guy with the wide open wings, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-14 9:20]

Hi Asbed,
Lovely in flight capture.I liked colors,framing,timing and motion blurr on wings a lot.
Thanks for posting.

If one thing is true, that camera of yours has teh same distinctive qualities, but now I look once more and see it is a different camera..so it is you..You are the one who is staying true to form..not a bad thing at all...Once you get it down in your own style...you do not forget! Even after 3-4 years!


Hi Asbed, a fine capture of this flying Mallard duck. The colours, composition and composition are wonderful.
TFS and cheers,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-01-14 12:36]

Hi asbed. The Male mallard looks like its come from nowhere. Great timing to have taken this fine shot with bright colors. and good timing from you. well done TFS.

Bonjour Absed,
Belle capture,contraste excellent,cadrage bien réussie. suprbe détaile du canard en plein vol cest l'ouvrage magnifique.Bravo!
Bone soirée

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-01-14 16:22]

Hello Asbed,
Wonderful capture of this mallard drake launching into the sky. Focus, exposure and scene are excellent. Great work my friend.

Hello Asbed,
Well done my friend. This is very well timed shot, well composed during take off of mallard. The colors, POV & even details of wilderness are well within the frame. TFS.

Ciao Asbed,
un'altra bella cattura in volo, mi piace molto la composizione con la rapida azione e la bella postura del germano incorniciato dalle cime degli alberi, bellissimi i colori e il contrasto con il BG azzurro del cielo.

Hello Asbed

A lovely in flight take off you have captured of this mallard drake.
The colours are beautiful.
Excellent detail and pose.
Very good POV.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-01-15 7:56]

Hello Asbed,
I was struck by this one when I had run out of smileys!
A great capture of a male Mallard taking off. I like the POV, the lighting and composition as he rises out from the bushes and the technical quality is pretty good.
TFS this nice one out of your archives,

Hi Asbed, great timing to capture fantastic take off, great composition with splendid colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Asbed.

I guess you don't have to wait so long for all the in flight shots as your harvests are very fruitful. This is amazing with the nature and surroundings included with so much details. Wonderful contribution as always and well done.

Have a wonderful weekend and best regards,

Bonjour Asbed !
J'adore les colverts (j'en ai deux chez moi à la maison :-) et j'adore cet image prise en plein vol. On voit bien les belles plumes bleues sur l'aile, et j'aime bien aussi la composition de l'image, tout comme les couleurs - ciel bleu et feuillage d'automne, c'est très beau. Félicitations !

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