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My 700th

My 700th
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Milestones [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-12 4:28
Viewed: 2820
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thinking back to my last few months of photo-shooting, I would have to say that Waldo was the big star. Waldo was the Wood Duck that came and established residence at our neighborhood lake for a couple of months, while courting a female Mallard. I do not know what happened of their liaison, as he (and maybe she) disappeared one day without leaving a forwarding address. On Memorial Day, however, he came back for a quick visit, but then disappeared again.
My 700th post is dedicated to this gorgeous little duck with a huge charming personality. I hope he comes back to see us next year.

Proframe, LordPotty, dew77, JORAPAVI, fartash, Alex99, lawhill, CeltickRanger, kjpweb, ellis49, Evelynn, Adanac has marked this note useful
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Hello Manyee , congrat. to you for 700. excellent sharpness, colors and details , TFS

Hi Manyee.
Congratulations with your 700th!!!!
Wonderful shot this one is.
Lovely colors and details in the feathers.
I suppose the duck posed this way specially for you :)
Thanks for sharing.
Warm regards, Harry

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2007-06-12 5:00]

congratulations! it's a big realisation! very intresting this image. tfs

Hi Manyee,
Congratulations on your 700th post!
You've been one busy photographer and you've shown us some awesome shots.
This is no exception.
Lovely clear capture of dear Waldo.
I never realised you used a Canon S3 IS
I'm getting one any day now, possibly tomorrow.
Look forward to seeing what it can do with fungi.
Great work Manyee ... Keep em coming.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-12 6:19]

Hello Manyee,
Congraulations on your 700th post:)It's very nice capture of this cute wood duck.Colors,eye contact and moment you caught are great.

Hola Manyee,
Preciosa toma de bonita y simpática composición los colores son muy bonitos, la definción excelente, Felicidades por tu 700th gracias por compartir estas imágenes tan bellas, Saludos
José Ramón


Congrats are in order.... I haven't even managed 200 yet!

Great duck picture, though i am left wondering what he is doing at the moment?


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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-06-12 11:42]

Really really fine detail...extraordinary color...POV and pose are exceptional...TFS

Hello Manyee
I really like this shot,
Fantastic colors and composition,
Great details and lighting,
Congratulation on 700th post, TFS


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-06-12 13:27]

Hi Manyee.
700 shots. It is great event, history and achievement. My heart congratulations and gratitude. Amazing expressive shot with stunning colours, sharpness and details of the nice bird and attractive scenery. Great composition and cropping too. My best wishes and many-many new nice shots.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2007-06-12 13:49]

great 700th post, lovely posture and great sharpness on the colourfull head

Hello Manyee,
Beautiful pose of this Mallard lovely portrait, nice colrs very sharp well composed,TFS regards/Lawhill

hello Manyee

félicitations pour ta 700e photo posté

belle photo bien contrasté et j'aimes beaucoup
la pose de ce canard branchu

le canard branchu est un de mes sujets
favoris ŕ photographier


hi manyee,
many many congratulations for your 700th post, this is very impressive,

nice shot to be the 700th post, well composed, you got a great pose here,
tfs & regards

Hi Manyee,
That is really a huge milestone. Much respect for the dedication to nature photography and to this site. I can't imagine I will ever reach that number.
Looks like the duck is making a move on you. :)

Wow! 7oo! Big number celebrated with a nice shot. Though a little soft in focus - his pose make more than up for that. Bravo!

Une attitude trčs originale. Bien vu.
Bonne journée.

Hi Manyee,
congrats on your 700th post, it's an amazing number.
The picture is well composed with a nice pose and POV.
Fine details and lovely colours.
Well done, my friend.

Maybe bunch of young "Woodlards" will come for a visit. I too have enjoyed Waldo. I'd love to get close enough to a wood duck for a shot...and I live where they are more common than there. Oh well. Thanks for sharing him with us and congratulations on #700!

Evelynn : )

Hello Maynee,
700 pictures is really something to celebrate! Congratulations for this impressive number and beautiful picture. I love this action caught and this duck is really something :) He could have hybrid babies! This is a good low POV with great details and colors. Well done and keep on posting! :)

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2007-06-17 10:58]

Such a great pose for our friend Waldo. He looks so handsome. Great colors, nice capture of the action.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-06-22 22:14]

Hello Manyee,
Congratulations on your 700th posting, this one like the rest are fantastic, great having you share your talents with us.

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