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Love triangle

Love triangle
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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: 2017-04-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/4000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-04-28 20:03
Viewed: 1326
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, love triangle with the wood ducks in-flight.

1/4000s f/5.6 ISO1000 85mm (35mm eq:127mm).

«Wood Ducks feed by dabbling or short, shallow dives.
They are strong fliers and can reach speeds of 30 mph.
Wood Ducks are not territorial, with the exception that
a male may fight off other males that approach
his mate too closely.

Courting males swim before a female with wings
and tail elevated, sometimes tilting the head
backwards for a few seconds. Males may also
perform ritualized drinking, preening, and
shaking movements.

Both members of a pair may preen each other.
Egg-dumping, or "intraspecific brood parasitism"
is common in Wood Ducks—females visit other
Wood Duck cavities, lay eggs in them, and leave
them to be raised by the other female.

This may have been made more common by the
abundance and conspicuousness of artificial nest boxes;
in some areas it happens in more than half of all nests.
Individual females typically lay 10-11 eggs per clutch,
but some very full nests have been found containing
29 eggs, the result of egg-dumping.»



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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2017-04-28 23:44]

A truly lovely capture of a duck trio!

I would have cropped it a bit tighter, to ficus in the subjects.

Have a pleasant weekend, Asbed,



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-04-29 3:50]

Hi Asbed,magnificent in flight capture with the ducks very full of life in this month,great timing and perfect sharpness despite the distance,my best compliments for the others too that i seen on FB. Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Asbed, great capture of fantastic inflight trio, perfect focus fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Asbed,
Nice to see Wood Ducks in flying and well captured against such blue sky. Details are quite well and we could see their features well from even far. Eye catching 'ODD NUMBER' composition which Ii always looking for, but seldom gets.
Thanks for sharing,
Have a nice log WE and regards,

I like your caption, Asbed!
A beautiful capture of these Ducks flying vigorously across the blue sky.
This picture is one of your most outstanding creations.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-05-01 3:49]

Hello Asbed,
These are my all time favorite ducks to see here in Ohio, especially the colorful males. Love the way they are so attractively framed in this photo as well as your sharp focus. Great stop action freezing them perfectly against a lovely blue sky.

Bonjour Asbed,

Tu as bien capturé le groupe de canards en vol. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails des canards branchus. La qualité de la lumière embellit les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Hi Asbed,
Lovely capture with just the right shutter speed usage. Fantastic lights and good composition... however, I might crop the image to vertical format to focus on the ducks more as they're a little bit small in the frame for me. Nevertheless, great work, congratulations!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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