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Plain Duck Flying

Plain Duck Flying
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 77mm HMC Super U.V.
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vanderschelden's favourites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-23 23:11
Viewed: 21909
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I know, there is nothing original about this picture, it’s just another duck flying,
same as hundreds posted on this site.
As a beginner (having only three month SLR experience) I am following
the path of more advanced members and try my hand at it.

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Hi Mario,
I love this one.It's not that easy to get a well exposed and with very good details on a flying duck but you manage more than well here. Well composed and good POV, the colours are really nice too.
Very well done.

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-02-23 23:19]

great action shot nice focus good colors.

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2007-02-23 23:50]

Hi Mario. This is one of the best ducks seen for a while. The sharpness of your photo is superb. Good close-up and well cropped. Excellent. Murray.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-24 0:23]

Hello Mario

It's a splendid photo of this mallard drake.The focus is tack sharp,and the details are sharp.The colours are outstanding .A superb effort.TFS


perfect beautiful pic, TFS Ori

Very nice inflight capture the details and colors are superb. The lighting illuminates the subject perfectly. :)

We saw many duck in flight in this site, but this one is relly a good pic.
Excellent sharpness, details and colors.
And frozen really close to you, I've many pics like this in my gallery but your is great,


Amazing clarity and detail, love the little droplets of water on his head and body. Not just another duck photo, an excellent duck photo. Lovely vivid colors of the mallard against a brilliant sky. Very nice compostion, too. TFS

bonjour mario
eh bien felicitations,seulement trois mois et deja un tel cliché!!.

Hello Mario
Excellent sharpness and
Beautiful colors,


HI Mario,

A clear blue sky with this colourfull duck makes this pic awsome, to capture this beauty flying is quite difficult and u have just done that capturing its flight with great details.

Tfs & happy weekend


Hi Mario,
One of the best male Mallard in flights I've ever seen.
A gem!

Well I think you don't know, because I think this is a very original actionshot with great detail. Good work!

Cześc Mario,
Bardzo ładne i niesamowicie przejrzyste zdjęcie lecącej kaczki, Super kompozycja. Very nice picture.

Regards from Poland - BratAni.

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2007-02-24 10:47]

Hi Mario,

Wow, that's a great shot of this duck in flight!
Very good details and sharpness and the colours are beautiful.
Very well done!
TFS and have a nice weekend.

Greetings, Nel

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-02-24 10:56]

Hi Mario

Superb in-flight shot and its really not just another flying Duck shot, nicely composed with good space in front the Duck, a superb POV and pose too, the details are superb with the wings nicely frozen, the colours are very good and a nice blue sky BG.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-02-24 11:49]

Hi Mario,

Wow! This is fantastic. It is as sharp as can be and you have frozen the action. TFS


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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-02-24 13:25]

Hello Mario , A Very great shot from the duck , everithing is good , tfs Greetings Teunie .

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2007-02-24 20:50]

Hi Mario, this is very well done. You've kept it simple but the colour and detail are quite amazing. Your selection of speed was a very good one for this shot. This is NOT just another duck shot.

Thanks, John

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-02-25 3:32]

Very successful capture of this mallard in flight.
The sharpness of the details is amazing, especially considering that this subject is in motion.
The exposure and light are excellent, producing beautiful colors.
The position of the wings in a flying V is just perfect.
TFS. : )

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-27 7:41]

Very nice flight catch Mario with excellent timing and details.

I like it a lot: composition, POV, DOF, focus, sharpness, color, lighting, background, framing and PP.

I like it: notes.

I don't like it: nothing to grumble.

Really a great capture with intense colors and perfect point of view.
Thanks and greetings... Ricardo

Crisp clear
Above alles, the colors are brilliant (also nice blus sky behind)

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