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Wood Ducks

Wood Ducks
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Copyright: Doug Brown (dB_grafix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 9 N: 624] (3019)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-E, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Anatidae photos, Silpa's "Unforgettable" Favourites !!! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-24 12:35
Viewed: 4636
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Colourful pair at Burnaby Lake
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Hi Doug,
This is a unique capture! What a great shot! It's rare that we can see the male and female so close one to another! This picture looks a bit like being taken from a cartoon! Congratulations!

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-09-24 12:49]

Hi Doug
very nice composition and colors
very good sharp and detail
well done.

just a perfect pic, TFS Ori

Wonderful photograph showing both the male and female in sharp detail and color. Very nice composition,


Hello Doug.
Picture simply sensational!
Superb definition with impressive details.
Excellent colours and framing.
My compliments for extraordinary work photographic.
José Roberto

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-09-24 14:12]

Hi Doug,
What a nice couple,very colorful and cute. I like the pose you captured, composition and your POV a lot.TFS
Have a nice day,

hello Doug

a unique and superb shot, great timing from you to shoot them in photo,
fine POV and framing, beautiful luminosity, excellent sharpness and details
and i love each ones pose and glance, TFS


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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2008-09-24 19:34]

Hi Doug,
Look like Miss duck is going to fall over ;)
I love wood ducks, they are so colorful. Great capture of this beautiful couple.
Very sharp and bright picture.
Well done

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2008-09-24 20:14]

Hola Doug: Es una toma increíblente hermosa, en un momento único. Además de la gran técnica en la composición, color y demás factores, tiene el agregado de mostrar ambos sexos de una especie en una sola toma...saludos.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-09-24 20:38]

Hello Doug,
I cannot believe you could get beautiful private moments as these of a duck pair with such ease.It is as if the love-birds decided to get themselves photographed and asked you to oblige.
Super in every way, with both the male and the female doing their respective postures in just the right manner. The perch jutting to the water provdes a fitting addition to the composition.Wonderful indeed.
I would love to add this wonderful shot to my "Unforgettable" theme.
TSF & Cheers

What a gorgious shot. the colours are stunning. Fantastic POV and compsition. Its soooo sharp, its just beautiful. And the two stars of the show are stunningly beautiful creatures. A lucky shot.


Hello Doug

A wonderful capture of these two.
The colours are striking.
Excellent pose on the log,I like the way her foot straddles the tip.
Lovely eye contact.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-09-24 21:22]

hi doug,
great capture of these pair, so beautifuly composed with lot many details. tfs.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-24 22:48]

Hello Doug,
Great capture of this beautiful pair in a charming pose! Very well-timed and in beautiful light. Great sharpness and fine colours too. Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Halo Doug
Great image with lots of beautiful colours. It is indeed a feast to the eye and it did not go unnoticed. You have captured this lovely couple with great clarity and detail. The communication they are sharing, is noticeable. (In which ever language they speak). The emotion on their faces is somewhat of wellbeing and liking in one another. Indeed a pair of love birds enjoying the sun. Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-25 0:30]

Hallo Doug,
Very beautiful photo in a bit narrow composition. Wonderful clear colours and excellent sharpness and details. Very nice poses. Great DOF and POV.

Ciao Doug,
spettacolare cattura, eccellenti POV, DOF e composizione con un bellissimo BG dorato, straordinarie nitidezza e definizione dei dettagli, meravigliosi i colori e la luce.

A very striking pair, doug.
Shall I presume they are the male and female of the same species?
The image is tack sharp with rich pleasant colours.
Many thanks for your kind critique on my recent picture.

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