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The Mallard in-flight

The Mallard in-flight
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P60, NiKKOR 5X OPTICAL ZOOM VR
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-28 7:11
Viewed: 3249
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, not having a camera
for new photos in the last weeks
with today's photo it is my 25th
one from my archives but everything
has an end and today it is the end

i still have some photos in my archives
but i will post them in special occasion
postings like my next posting will be only
in a couple of weeks on Valentine's Day
« a couple of mallards in-flight »

as you see this photo was shot in autumn 2008,
that season with my small Nikon Coolpix P60
i did my best photos of mallards in-flight

from New Hampshire Public Television website

« After the mating season is over,
some mallards in colder climates migrate
in flocks to their wintering grounds.
Other mallards in warmer areas where there
is plenty of food will stay year-round. »



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Hello Asbed,

an nice sunny inflight shot witgh good of sharpness and dof.
fine colors.
Nice done with your point and shoot camera.


Hello Asbed,
A very nice shot,the mallard is well seperated from the BG.
Best regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-01-28 8:15]

Hello Asbed,
Maybe the composition is a bit too central but it is a fine capture of a female Mallard in flight.
Excellent sharpness, natural colours, especially the OOF skty and autumn tree BG.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Hi Asbed,
very good sharpness of this bird. Great shot! Nice colours. Very good point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-28 8:46]

Salut Asbed,quelle super nettete',un travail excellent et des details de tres haut niveau,la parfaite lumiere a aide' toi en atteindant la perfection.Mes compliments et bonne soiree',Luciano

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-01-28 8:50]

Hi Asbed.
Superb in-flight image. The bird is frozen perfectly. All details including colouration are shown perfectly. Surroundings are fine too. Well done.

Hi Asbed
Beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness

Hello Asbed,
This is an amazing in-flight photo, i like the frozen bird is and the blurry trees. Best wishes, Pambos

Ciao Asbed, I hope you soon can take new photo, lovely this one with in-flight Mallard on a wonderful blurry BG, beautiful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hallo Asbed,
a veautiful capture of the Mallard in-flight, splendid autumnal colours, a very pleasant composition
Best regards

This is the type of images that I have used to see from you Asbed! The type of image that I particularly enjoying to see! Bravo! Impeccable capture my friend! No need for other complicated words, just please keep on delivering! Bravo indeed!
George Veltchev

Hello Asbed,
Very beautiful colours and great sense of movement with the sharp image of the bird and the blurred backgound. Well done.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-29 10:47]

Hello Asbed,
Very nice photo of this mallard in flight. Excellent sharpness and a beautiful colours. The composition is a bit too centred. Good DOF.

You remember that this is my favorite duck? My father had paintings such as your image all over the cabin where I was born and grew till age eleven. A wonderful shot. I love this one especially much. It s only till Feb 2nd till my fathers birthday. He was born in 1913 and died in 1995. When he died, a whole world of nature information was lost to me. Thanks for the memory.

Hi Asbed
another great flight shot with just perfect sharpness of the bird and nice blurred bg
may I suggest to put the mallard closer to the right border flying into the scene, it may be more dynamic
Looking forward to Valentine's Day ;-)

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-01-30 4:56]

Bonjour Asbed,
Une image charmante et qui m'a fait sourire.. ce canard tu l'as attrapé avec beaucoup de netteté en vol et il a l'air de survoler ce beau paysage avec beaucoup d'entrain. A quand un nouvel appareil? Il faut toujours un temps d'adaptation, j'espère que tu en auras bientôt un nouveau pour aller à la chasse aux images.
Meilleures pensées

Asbed Hello friend,
congratulations for the excellent photo, very sharp and very dynamic.
Wonderful POV and BG
Congratulations, good evening
Hello Vanni

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-02-01 1:07]

Hello Asbed,
your skill for the inflight capture is lovely. Excellent sharpness and the details are well preserved.
i like the details and the features of the mallard.
Well presented view.


Hallo Asbed
I like this image for many reasons, but mostly for the artistic feel one get looking at it, then also seperation of the two layers you managed to capture in the scene, namely sky and bush with the mallard in the middle of it. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Asbed,
Exallant picture,
It is perfect combozision.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-02-10 9:36]

Hi Asbed!
Great capture!! Perfect focus on the mallard in flight! and very good contrast against the blurred BG.
Beautiful warm colours.
Congratulations Asbed.
Ciao! Vanda

Bonjour Asbed,

Tu as bien capturé le canard en vol. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du canard colvert en vol. Le flou de l'arrière-plan met en évidence le canard. La qualité de la lumière rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


hello Asbed, beautiful flight scene and photo, I like your POV, create a panoramic traveling sense!
regards Nasos

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2011-04-19 18:42]

Hello Asbed,

This is a very pleasing autumn composition of my favourite time of year. I like the abstract of the autumn foliage in contrast with greyish-blue sky. The mallard is sharp & well positioned in the image. Very well done!



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