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Copyright: Doug Brown (dB_grafix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 9 N: 624] (3019)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-E, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-02-11 18:04
Viewed: 3331
Points: 26
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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2006-02-11 19:05]

Hi Doug,

Excellent shot and well done on the capture and composition. Excellent lighting.


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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2006-02-11 19:20]

Nice opening Doug, Very good fived action, with nice colors. A little bit overexposure on some white part. But it is easy to reduce overexposure by reducing exposure compensation by -0.3 or -0.7. The picture still a very good one and hope to see other picture from you.
Welcome to TN

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-02-11 20:14]

A beautiful shot, a very nice action pose. Wonderful DOF, superb sharpness and colors.
Welcome to TN...Sky

Fantastic action shot!
Excellent timing and very sharp and detailed,
nice colour and good work on DOF.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-02-12 0:54]

Hi Doug and welcome to Treknature. You have started off with a good shot of the mallard, very well shown. Nice and sharp with good colours too. Thanks for sharing...

Excellent shot of the bird in mid flight. Outstanding DOF.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-02-12 4:12]

Bonjour Doug!

Cette composition est jolie et le Bg fait bien ressortir le canard et ses belles couleurs. Félicitations pour le bel éclairage et la pose du spécimen. Par contre juste un peu trop surexposé àmon avis.

Merci et bien venue sur TN.


Hello Doug!
Welcome Treknature
WOOOWW!...What a shot Doug!I think this is an extremely difficult. Colors, lighting, sharpness, POV, clear details and framing and are very good.

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  • deons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 55] (595)
  • [2006-02-12 9:28]

Hi Doug

I have tried to take a similar shot and know how difficult it is to get all the conditions just right.

You have certainly set a benchmark on how this should be done

Well done !!


Salut Doug ton Mallard est de toute beauté les couleurs sont vives et bien définies la couleur de la tête et des pates est superbe
bravo et merci

Hi Doug,
you start with a very nice in-flight shot, I think this one just take-off.
I like it, I always like inflight shots of ducks.
Well composed, good POV and details.
Well done.

Welcome to TN.

Hi Doug
Great shot of a flying male mallard good colors pov sharp great shot

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  • alby65 (143)
  • [2007-04-20 14:09]

Una sola parola:perfetta!!!
ciao, Alberto

Hi Doug,
Magnificent shot! Very crisp and sharp with excellent dof. Thanks for sharing.

Wonderful shot here - - - great colors, particularly that brilliant green head! WOW!!!
Great moment you captured - love the droplets from the feet.

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