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Drake Mallard

Drake Mallard
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-21
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-25 20:15
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Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Even though Mallard Ducks are a common sight here in Ohio, I never get tired of admiring their beautiful plumage. I especially like the iridescent colors that the males display when the sun hits them at just the right angle.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-25 21:45]

Hi Ron,

Mallards are very beautiful with their wonderful colors and you have captured this one perfectly. Excellent colors, lighting and details. I love the leg paddling under the water and the marvelous reflections. I wish they were common here but when there's no water............


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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2009-02-25 22:26]


This is really sharp, amazed that you can see through the water. I see that you have upgraded cameras. It's hard to "shoot" water fowl from shore with out the down POV. I would be tempted to lay on the bank.



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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-26 1:02]

Hello Ron
Nice capture with good details and beautiful colors.
Next time try to get a low POV, you'll see the effect.

Hi Ron,
A nice capture of this Male Mallard duck. Excellent sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.


Love the details in the feathers, they are amazing. The color and the reflection in the water. Thanks for sharing.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-26 10:09]

Hi Ron,
Beautiful capture of this Mallard.Colors,POV,sharpness and details are wonderful.I liked expression on face and clear eyes also a lot.
Thanks for posting.

I have several wood carvings which my dad drew. Among this family it was his favorite....VERY neat...you stay right on topic..I miss Ohio but only in teh older version....

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2009-02-26 20:59]

Hello Ron,
Mallards are everywhere, indeed they are very beautiful and
friendly.. Great POV and sharpness.. Well done



I agree with your note. This is a very good shot of Mr. Mallard. The reflection in the water helps make this shot. The focus and exposure are right on.

Keep shooting those old familiar birds.


Hi Ron,

Shows the fine detail in the feather patterns nicely. Excellent exposure and color too.


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  • danar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 57 W: 0 N: 17] (273)
  • [2009-03-02 14:46]

Hello Ron.

Very beautiful capture !!!
Good POV and very nice colors.

Have a nice day !
Best regards.

Hello Ron

Yes the mallards male and female, even if they are
common ducks every where in the world or almost,
they have admiring their beautiful plumage,
very beautiful close-up photo of the Drake Mallard
with his reflection on the water, beautiful light,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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