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Mallard landing

Mallard landing
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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: 2017-04-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-04-17 17:22
Viewed: 1448
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, photo taken today, I want to dedicate this picture
in memory of Bobcat Celtick who was my 3rd pointing dog
(Griffon Korthals) and died far too young.

1/1250s f/5.6 ISO1600 85mm (35mm eq:127mm).


«The male mallard has a green head and neck
with a white ring at the bottom of its neck. It has
a brown chest, whitish-gray undersides, brown wings,
and a yellow bill.»



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  • Great 
  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-04-17 19:07]

Hello Asbed,
Fantastic shot of this beautiful drake Mallard who appears to be attempting to make a landing. Very sharp focus while displaying vivid natural colors. I like the lighter BG in contrast to the bold colors of the mallard. Nice catchlight in its eye. Well done!!

Ciao Asbed, great capture of fantastic landing mallard, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-04-18 2:53]

Hi Asbed,your 3rd dog is always in your heart as i can read,now he's gone but this is the law of life....and the pic is fantastic,what a timing and what a impressive sharpness,great capture of this male mallard,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Bonjour Asbed,

Tu as bien capturé le canard en vol. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du canard Colvert mâle en vol. L'image est claire nette. La bonne luminosité rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Crisp and sharp capture of Mallard's landing, Asbed.
The posture is elegant and the focus is spot on on every part of the bird in flight.

Hello Asbed,
Beautiful presentation, no doubt. Excellent frame with perfect colour combination BG. I like composition as well as its exposure too. Very well managed right top corner light.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice week,

Hi Asbed,
Unique shot. It tells me an entire story about the mallard, which flies from the aerial light to the darkness of the ground level - at least the luminosity on the image decreases from right to left, which is also the direction of the mallard's flight. Absolutely gorgeous! Perfect pose, timing, usage of light and as mentioned, breathtaking composition. Hats off for you!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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