- nglen (36145)
- [2007-11-24 7:31]
Hi Thorsten. A nice close up of the wood duck. i like the refection you have captured. good natural colours . Your sharp focusing has givemn fine detail . well done TFS. good notes too.
- Debz (3307)
- [2007-11-24 7:35]
Hello Thorsten, great shot of the Wood Duck. It is amazing how they look so similar to the Mandarin Duck. You caught very good detail, vivid colours and all nice and sharp. Wonderful reflection.
- nainnain (6259)
- [2007-11-24 8:33]
tres jolie photo, ce canard a de tres belles couleurs, bonne netteté, bon focus, bravo et merci du partage
- Patleboss (5950)
- [2007-11-24 9:23]
splendid Wood duck, wonderfull colors and reflection is just great, perfect focus with many nice details on the plumage, excellent point of view and nice composition,
- lawbert (0)
- [2007-11-24 10:48]
This is a lovely picture..the sharpness is superb and the colours very true and detailed..the pov is great giving a lovely reflection.
- dejo (2242)
- [2007-11-24 11:29]
You captured fantastic colors, details and sharpness are great
- horia (16656)
- [2007-11-24 12:56]
Heh...you must have been surprised to fins such a bird in the pond :)
You might be right - maybe it got away from somewhere, but you did good to take some pictures...especially such a beautiful one as this one here :)
Probably one of the most beautiful of the duck species, the colors on this one are superbly reproduced here. I love the contrast here between the black patches in the plumage and those white stripes - they increase the attention for the photo.
The details are also pin-sharp and the composition is great - benefiting also from a nice reflection of the duck's head.
Bravo and TFS
- darwin (1401)
- [2007-11-24 16:03]
Amazing colors you captured with great sharpness and detail tfs jon
- rcrick (68)
- [2007-11-24 23:18]
Hi Thorsten. Second wood duck I've seen today and just as perfect, excellent detail, great colours, the motion in the water is perfect, well done cheers Rick. :)
- Juyona (16891)
- [2007-11-25 0:12]
hermoso trabajo y detalles,
buen foco y pov,
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-11-25 5:06]
I think it was impossible to reflect this beauty better. Razor sharpness of the bird image and stunning exact colours. Amazing reproduction of the water and small waves, excellent POV and framing. Bravo. Superb job.
- jonathan_hart (1260)
- [2007-11-25 7:09]
excellent sharpness, good colours and light, very well done
- Sayre (164)
- [2007-11-25 18:38]
This is the best Wood Duck photo I've ever seen. To be able to see the reflection of the face, and still see the foot through the water is remarkable. The white border adds some serenity to the water which draws it into the whole picture. Great job!
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2007-11-27 5:16]
Hello Thorsten, what a great capture you've done ! Sharpness, exposure and definition are all perfect. Thanks for this great contribution !
- sela (738)
- [2007-11-27 9:06]
WOW! Klasse ins Bild gesetzt, hervorragende Aufnahme von einer wunderschönen Ente.Tolle Spiegelung!
- tiklod (3397)
- [2007-11-27 18:16]
WONDERFUL!!! What a beautifil vivid colours... also BEAUTIFUL IN THE REFLECT ON WATER! EXCELLENT SHARPNESS. A great shot!
- lizzie (2855)
- [2007-11-28 12:47]
Very nice close up of this wood duck. The colours are marvellous and excellent sharpness also. Well done!
- loot (11276)
- [2007-11-28 19:51]
A "peaceful escapee"…sounds like a bit of a paradox. Aren't escapees normally very tense or rather apprehensive while continuously looking over their shoulders to see if the "long arm of the law" is busy catching up on them? Sounds like you need to inform the animal "polizei" and afterwards claim a fat reward. However, you need to be very discreet otherwise this dangerous felon might make a 'duck' in the 'wood' (chuckle).
I like the cropping, leaving excellent space for the duck to move into, showing the stunning reflection, and providing sufficient BG of the wavy water surface. The colours are natural, the lighting was well controlled, and the details are very clear and well defined.
Great work MF and TFS.
- emka (41)
- [2007-12-04 13:49]
This wood duck is so beautiful. The colours, reflexions, sharpness - all is superb here.
- krvanheuven (632)
- [2007-12-16 14:33]
Nice shot. What a superb colors. I like the reflection in the water a lot too.