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Ocean Blue Yellow Duckling

Ocean Blue Yellow Duckling
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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: 2009-07-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd, FUJINON ZOOM LENS 28-300mm Equiv.135
Exposure: f/4.9, 1/1000 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-05 16:05
Viewed: 2743
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, the water it is a river,
it is the river Rivière-des-Mille-Îles
from where we can go to the great river
Fleuve St-Laurent and navigating to EAST
we can go to the Atlantic Ocean

From Hinterland Who's Who website :


« The Mallard is an excellent mother, however.
She will stop at frequent intervals to collect and brood,
or warm, her young. If surprised by an intruder,
she is likely to go flapping and squawking across
the ground, as if injured. This feigned injury may not
fool a human, but undoubtedly lures predators away.

Once on the water, the female leads her brood to
feeding areas. The young find their own food, which
at first probably consists of small crustaceans,
or hard-shelled creatures, such as water fleas,
insects, and tiny plants like duckweed.

The young gradually lose their down and grow
their feathers. In about 10 weeks they have assumed
a plumage that is much like that of the female.
By that time, the female has abandoned them. »



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Great note too.
Mario wishing you the BEST OF THE BEST in life.

Hi and Good Morning MF Asbed,
What a beautiful and lovely scene Asbed. A great capture of this cute babies and mum from a nice pOV with excellent composition and details.
TFS and have a nice new week!


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-07-05 22:03]

Hello Asbed,
A delightful capture of a mother Mallard with her ducklings, the colour combination with the sky-reflecting water of this tributary to the great St Lawrence seaway being very attractive. I was amazed to see that you used flash but it was effective!
Thanks and have a good week,

Hello Asbed,
a very beautiful scene of a mother Mallard with her babies, very nice composition with a good contrast and marvellous reflections.
Have a good week
Ciao Maurizio

hi MF Asbed
a very beautiful family, the colours intense and very good, very good scene and photo

Hi Asbed,
A nice capture of this beautiful duck and its youngsters. Very well composed with good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Asbed,

an nice picture from the mother with their youngsters.
This are always lovely.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-07-06 5:43]

Hola amigo,
bonita familia,
simpáticos detalles y encuadre.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-07-06 16:36]

Hi Asbed,

This is such a sweet family picture. Usually the ducklings are in a straight line behind the parents so this is a bit different. The mother is lovely and the babies are so adorable. Fine colors and details and we can see how soft looking the young ones are.


Bonjour Asbed
superbe scene de famille ! ces petits canetons sont très mignons, la maman aussi d'ailleurs, j'adore le mouvement de l'eau, les superbes couleurs et details
belle composition
Passe une belle nuiy

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-07-07 6:08]

Bonjour Asbed,

Les canetons sont vraiment mignons!!!


This is among your top five if not higher Asbed...This is one I would love to have a copy of the large image!!!! It belongs on a wall...it needs to be seen by young children who appreciate and learn through images such as this!

Bonjour Asbed, voilà une bien jolie petite famille, la lumière tombe juste ou il faut sur les canetons,

Ciao Asbed, wonderful composition with lovely family, fantastic colors, fascinating reflections, very well done, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Asbed,

Les réflexions dans l'eau sont des atouts à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir avec précision les détails et les couleurs de cette famille de canards colvert. Le sujet est bien cadré. La lumière met en évidence les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Bonsoir Asbed
La petite famille sur l'eau est bien nette, et cela n'est pas facile...
Bravo et merci

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-07-15 13:13]

Bonjour Asbed !
Quelle jolie photo de cette belle famille de Colverts, un de mes canards favoris ! J'adore le bleu intense de l'eau, qui contraste très joliment avec le jaune des canetons. Excellents détails, un POV magnifique, une merveilleuse composition, pour une photo tout à fait attendrissante. Félicitations !

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