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Protective ducklings

Protective ducklings
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Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3385 W: 70 N: 9892] (37201)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon CoolPix L3, NIKKOR 3X OPTICAL ZOOM
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-07 4:29
Viewed: 2749
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, in this photo they
are 10 ducklings, 2 of 10 are looking
at the same side as their Mommy and the
8 others are looking on opposite side

Is because at the right side out of the
image there is a adult male mallard duck,
of course these ducklings they are not
protecting their Mommy but i think they
are more afraid from the adult duck

The Mommy was running away the ducklings
from the adult male that was following them

from New Hampshire Public Television website

« The female mallard lays eight
to ten eggs in a nest on the ground.
Nests are depressions in the ground
and are usually no further than 100 yards
from water. The nest is lined with down
and is usually hidden in tall grass.

The eggs take about a month to hatch.
The female incubates the eggs. The male
will leave once incubation has begun.
Within a day of hatching, the mother
leads the chicks to water for their
first swim. The chicks fledge when
they are about eight weeks old. »



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Hello Asbed,
Lovely captured of these ducks, nice sharpness, great natural environment and beautiful colours, very nice nature shot,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5804 W: 89 N: 14916] (62531)
  • [2011-06-07 4:54]

Salut Asbed,quelle famille nombreuse tu montre nous aujourd'hui! Un tres beau scoop et aussi une capture de qualite' dans une lumiere difficile,magnifiques les couleurs..mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

good image but a bit zooming will reveal best details. thanks for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5084 W: 166 N: 13009] (48434)
  • [2011-06-07 6:59]

Hello Asbed,
Nice natural scene in beautiful colours and good sharpness. Interesting environment.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5077 W: 260 N: 15590] (50614)
  • [2011-06-07 8:04]

Hello Asbed,
A very fine cute capture of a tight bunch of protected ducklings having a ride on their Mallard mother's back. The lighting catches them nicely with good colours in a pleasing composition.
Thanks and best regards,

Hi Asbed,
what a nice family. Very good point of view. Nice natural colours. Good composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Asbed
A Beautiful scene in a beautiful environment. The calours are fantastic.

Interesante captura Asbed, aunque faltó algo de luz.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

Bonjour Asbed
très jolie scene ! cette cane entourée de ses dix canetons, bien regroupés autour d'elle, se fond dans le décor, mais les têtes jaunes des petits trahissent leur présence,
superbes details et composition
Passe une bonne nuit

Hi Asbed friend!
Interesting photo, and well accompanied with the description in the note. Good job! These little ducks themselves watching over mom! :)
Regards and TFS!

Hallo Asbed,
a beautiful picture of a female Mallard with its chicks, beautiful warm colours in a very nice scene
Best regards

Bonjour Asbed,

Les reflets sur l'eau sont des atouts à la compostion. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du canard colvert femelle et des cannetons. La lumière rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2800 W: 0 N: 6695] (25837)
  • [2011-06-28 8:25]

Hello Asbed,
such an exciting view in a simple natural surroundings. The ducklings are really cute with their mother. The bright orange colours is pretty too.


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