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Landing Mallards

Landing Mallards
Photo Information
Copyright: Bill Houghton (poppygan59) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 344] (2516)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark 111, Canon EF300mm 4/L IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-02 17:38
Viewed: 10818
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mallard ducks are the most common and recognizable wild ducks in the Northern Hemisphere. You’ll find them near ponds, marshes, streams, and lakes, where they feed on plants, invertebrates, fish, and insects.

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2011-07-02 19:21]

Hi Bill,

Beautiful capture of these mallards in motion. Perfect light & choice marshy background make it extra pleasing to the eye.

Kind regards,


Excellent in-flight shot of these Mallards, Bill.
They seem to be flying in synchronicity and make a lovely composition.
TFS and regards.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-07-02 22:11]

Hello Bill!
Great shot with superb composition and BG.These lovely ducks are are beautifully photographed ! You must be very proud of yourself! Good job!
Nice sunday!

Hallo Bill
An absolutely marvellous image. I like everything I see so much. Thank you for being there at the right time, being able to capture and share this beautiful scene of the flying Mallards. It almost looks as if the one at the back is giving the rest some lip. Best regards.

almost like a painting, TFS Ori

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2011-07-02 23:14]

great timing. wonderful angle. good clarity and sharpness.

Hello Bill,
WOW, this is brautiful. Truly a tunning shot with the ducks standing out in the foreground and the fading background. Good clear details and good POV. Very well done and tfs.

hello Bill
Very nice picture with great sharpness and 3D effect
beautiful colours and nice light
thanks greeting lou

Hi Bill,
Wonderful in flight capture taken with amazing colours, excellent light, great sharpness and POV. Well done!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-03 3:48]

Hello Bill,
Great photo in splendid light and very beautiful saturated colours. Perfect timing in a very good composition. Fine sharpness and OOF BG. A beauty!

Hello Bill,
This is amazing.
Three male one faemale green head.
Very good picture.
Have a good sunday.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-07-03 10:51]

Hello Bill
Wonderful composition and colors
Thanks for sharing

Hallo Bill,
a very beautiful capture of these Mallards in flight, very good sharpness and marvellous warm colours, excellent point of view in a very pleasant composition
Best regards

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