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Leaving the frozen pond

Leaving the frozen pond
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: 2010-11-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon CoolPix L3, NIKKOR 3X OPTICAL ZOOM
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/190 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-22 8:55
Viewed: 2585
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, this photo was shot 4
minutes after the photo i posted yesterday

here is the link
looking at the distance of dead tree branche
on this photo here and on yesterday's you can
see the distance the duck walked on the ice

habitually when i shoot birds in-flight
i always have the camera pointed on it
and waite the take-off, it was not the
case with this duck, when i heard his
quack quack sounds i said myself it will
fly up be ready, it took a second or 2
and it was the take-off i had to be fast

it give this photo

the duck here it is leaving the frozen pond
and flying on the direction of the river
not far from there whre the other ducks are now



maaciejka, jhm, Dis. Ac., KOMSIS, boreocypriensis, Alex99, Mikolaj, bahadir, sranjan, Argus, eqshannon, pierrefonds has marked this note useful
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Well done Asbed, I can feel the wind from the wings of the flying duck! Perfect use of 1/190s! I love that shot! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Hi Asbed, my neighbour.
Interesting photo which shows action and movement. Very good sharpness exactly on the bird. It must have been very hard to take.
Well done,

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-11-22 9:49]

Hello Asbed,

Again a picture in full flight, excellent focus on the duck.
Splendid when the both wings hang down.
Very well captured and composed, TFS.

Best regards,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-11-22 10:13]

Hi Asbed,
Such as panning!
Extraordinary beauty.Composition and ice reflections are very good.
Best wishes,

Hello Asbed,

Another inflight shot, i must good looking to see the duck.
Good pov and sharpness.
Fine colours.
Thanks to your kind words.

Ciao Asbed, Mallard take off and you capture it very well, great timing, wonderful composition with splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi MF Asbed, awesome in-fligh capture showing the leaving of a poor duck the frozen pond! Great and well-timed shot MF!
TFS and have a nice night!


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-11-22 11:12]

Hi Asbed.
I have known that you are the wizard and you have proved that you are. Bravo. Excellent freezing the flying bird. Covered by ice the pond is great canvas for main subject. My warm regards and TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-22 11:21]

Hello Asbed,
Just like the previous photo, a photo in a very nice wintery atmosphere with a beautiful flying duck. Not superb in sharpness, but good enough to show us the beauty of the pond. Good timing.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-22 14:29]

Salut Asbed,sans doute la photo de hier etait meilleure mais cette fois on a eu la difficulte' du mouvement et le resultat n'est pas mal...mais je sais que tu peu faire du mieux! Mes compliments et bonne nuit,Luciano

Asbed Greetings,
Delicious has been a square,
habitatıyla a great view
Good morning.
Best wishes,

Hello Asbed! Dynamic exposure and capture. Sophisticated work. Well done!

Hello Asbed, great in-flight shot above the frozen pond.
TFS and regards,

Hello Asbed,
I can appreciate by now you are having almost all lakes & rivers frozen at Laval...... Well shot in flight photograph of duck. Regards-Subhash

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-11-23 12:30]

Hello Asbed,
A fine inflight with fine sharpness and colours of a female Mallard flying over icy water.
I like the commposition that makes the viewer also interested in the surface of the ice and the lighting is great.
A fine use of your Coolpix.
Thanks and kind regards,

Good for you! You stayed around and had the timing down perfect. Great shutter click timing!

Bonjour Asbed,

Tu as bien capturé l'envol du canard colvert. Le flou du bout des ailes indique le mouvement. la prise de vue envoie mon regard vers la rive opposée ce qui donne de la profondeur à la composition. la lumière a un bel effet sur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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