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The Wood Duck

The Wood Duck
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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: 2013-04-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/4000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-10 16:55
Viewed: 1769
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, this is the male of the
Wood Duck, at the pond not far from my
home I saw one couple that is arrived
from the South, but 70% of the pond
it is still frozen.

1/4000s f/5.6 (photo shot
in Manual mode), ISO1250,
50mm (35mm eq:75mm) and
with & up to 80% of cropping.

from the All About Birds website

« The Wood Duck is one of the most
stunningly pretty of all waterfowl.
Males are iridescent chestnut and green,
with ornate patterns on nearly every feather;
the elegant females have a distinctive profile
and delicate white pattern around the eye.

These birds live in wooded swamps, where they
nest in holes in trees or in nest boxes put
up around lake margins. They are one of the
few duck species equipped with strong claws
that can grip bark and perch on branches. »



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Perfect capture of the colorful Wood Duck in flight, Asbed.
The wood in the frozen pond goes well with the name of the bird.
Thanks and regards.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-04-10 19:30]

Hello Asbed,
I am thrilled that you captured such a fine image of one of my favorite ducks here in North America. The Wood Duck is so beautiful, especially the drake as your photo so clearly shows. Perfectly frozen in a full opened wing pose while allowing us to view it's gorgeous plumage. Outstanding job!!

Hi Asbed,
excellent photo of the duck. I like its colours. Of course perfect point of view and details because of excellent sharpness. Very good presentation.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Asbed, great capture of lovely duck in fantastic flight, wonderful colors, fine details and splenddi sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Asbed,
Nice flying duck photograph.Colour on wings is really splendid.Sharpness and focus is also good.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Great photo Asbed! Perfect timing, excellent composition, wonderful lighting and impressive sharpness!

Wow Asbed
a real goody with perfect compo and nice, almost artistic bg

Hello Asbed,
This is amazing,great sharpness and details in difficult light condition,excellent clarity of its plumage.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-04-11 1:24]

Hello Asbed,
Excellent photo of this Woodduck in flight. Fantastic composition, good sharpness, DOF and very beautiful colours.

Hi Asbed,
Beautiful exposure, shutter speed, composition and timing. I wish you had sunlight! Otherwise an excellent shot (although I might crop a little more of the top. Just a personal opinion, obviously). Congrats for the pleasant photo.
Best regards, László

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-04-11 4:30]

Bonjour Asbed,
Très joli cet atterissage du canard sur la glace..la pose est juste parfaite et nous permet de voir ce joli bleu sur les ailes.
Bonne journée

Salut Asbed!
Jolie photo!Wow!!! je vois que vous avez encore beaucoup du froid!!!!
Eh ben....je suis d´accord avec Laszlo: je pense que ce joli canard pourait être plus mis en valeur si tu coupais un peu la partie en haut.

Hello Asbed
Great capture in difficult light.Perfect crop composition,wonderful colours and great sharpness also.Excellent camera settings.Thank You.
Have a good day!
Best regards

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-04-11 7:31]

Perfect timing and composition for this beauty..beautiful frame. tfs.

Bonjour Asbed,
Une lumière bien maitrisée faisant resplendir de splendides couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-04-11 9:09]

Hi Asbed,spectacular in flight capture,the details and the colors are at the top antoher time,i like the different and frozen scenery too in background! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Great capture with fine colors and good sharpness

Ciao Asbed.
Bellissimo esemplare di Anatra in volo fotografa fato con un’eccellente nitidezza e ottimi dettagli,magnifici colori ben definiti,bene la composizione bravo.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Hello Asbed
Wow, fantastic capture of your Wood Duck taking off. The colours are excellent despite the cloudy day. He's one gorgeous duck.

Hello Asbed.
Amazing colors and details of this wood duck in flight. An expert at work with tack sharp focus.
Thanks and kind regards.

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