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Drake in the air


Drake in the air
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Copyright: Mircea Costina (mirceax) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 49 N: 1356] (6261)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro
Exposure: f/7.0, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-29 16:27
Viewed: 3059
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), also known as the wild duck, is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and sub-tropical areas of North America, Europe and Asia. Probably the best-known of all ducks, it gave rise to most domestic ducks, apart from the Muscovy Duck.

It is strongly migratory in the northern parts of its breeding range, and winters farther south; it is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies. It also frequents Central America and the Caribbean, and has been introduced into Australia and New Zealand.

In captivity, Mallards come in wild-type plumages, white, and other colours. Most of these colour variants are rare but increasing in domestic collections.(wikipedia.com)

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  • Great 
  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2006-12-29 16:37]

Hello Mircea, pretty photo with the duck raising the flight, good composition, I like. Greetings.

Great image

  • Great 
  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-12-29 17:56]

Hi Mircea,

Great in-flight shot, nice composition and afabulous pose is the Mallard braking to land or lifting off?. The details are nice and sharp and the colours are well saturated.

Happy New Year
Hilary :o)

fantastic capture, these ducks are so lovely, although they are so common, TFS Ori

  • Great 
  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2006-12-29 19:42]

excelletn shot, great color. i think you could sharpen the duck just a bit.

Magnifique capture.

Hi mircea ,
excellent shot.
very nice focus and amazing colors.
clean and nice BG.
thanks for sharing
Saeed

  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-12-30 6:49]

Bonjour Mircea!

Bravo pour cette belle prise,les couleurs sont éclatantes et l'exposition parfaite par contre j'aurais aimé voir plus d'espace à l'avant de l'oiseau.

Merci et bonne année!
Joseph

Que belo momento. Está perfeita!!! Parabéns!!

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  • dcata Silver Star Critiquer [C: 15 W: 1 N: 1] (54)
  • [2007-01-06 5:38]

Just perfect :)

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