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On Silver Pond......

On Silver Pond......
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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM, Digital RAW 100, Hoya UV 77mm
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-10-03 3:56
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Don't you love Spring. The deciduous trees are sprouting new rich green leaves, the birds are singing and displaying their mating plumage and the ducklings are swimming. A wonderful time of year with many things new. Nothing to say about this cutie except he/she was one of 5 with a very attentive Mother. Thanks for looking


Ducks are also called "waterfowls" because they are normally found in places with water like ponds, streams and rivers. They are related to geese and swans. The duck is the smallest of them all. Ducks also have shorter necks and wings and a stout body. They can live from 2-12 years, depending on species.

Ducks have webbed feet, designed for swimming. Their webbed feet act like paddles for the ducks. A duck waddles instead of walk because of its webbed feet. Do you know that the duck's feet cannot feel cold even if it swims in icy cold water ? Well, the reason for this is because its feet has no nerves or blood vessels !!

Water-proof feathers: Another special thing that the duck has is its water-proof feathers. There is a special gland that produces oil near the duck's tail which spreads and covers the outer coat of the duck's feathers, making it water-proof. Beneath the water-proof coat are fluffy and soft feathers to keep the duck warm.

How does a duck clean itself ?: Ducks keep clean by preening themselves. They do this by putting their heads in funny positions and putting their beaks into their body. They preen themselves very often.

The above obtained from http://www.kiddyhouse.com/Farm/ducks1.html


Camera: Canon 10D
Time of day: 4:00 p.m.
Date: 1st October 2005
Weather conditions: Clear
Lens: Canon 100-400mm L IS
Filter: Hoya 77mm UV
Shutter Speed: 1/45
F-Stop: F/5.6
Focal Length: 400mm
ISO: 100

red45, dew77, sAner, sway, TAZ, Paulosousa, wallhalla15, pompey, scottevers7, Luc, sarju has marked this note useful
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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-03 4:08]

Yes Pam, of course I love spring...but now we've got autumn in Poland... Lovely picture of so cute duckling. I like its happy face and waves on water.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-03 4:25]

Hello Pam!
What a cute baby.I liked happy expression on face,clear details,waterdrops on feathers,POV and composition a lot.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-10-03 5:36]

Oh Cute Pam. I haven't seen any baby ducklings yet. Pupuke doesn't have any - to populated I think. He's a sweetie. And look, even Greg likes it. Good job.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-03 5:57]

Hi Pam,

Great shot! The composition is perfect and the colors are so great. Summer is coming, eh? :) Well done & TFS!


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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-10-03 6:00]

HI Pam,
Very cute.
These guys are lovely... then they grow up to be ducks that arn't quite so cute but still nice.
I Love the water droplets on the ducklings back.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-03 7:14]

Me too I like spring and new life but rain here and snow on moutains came this weekend... You baby seems so sweet, we would like to caress him.
Thanks Pam for this lovely shot.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-10-03 8:16]

Cute shot!!Nice eye contact and details are sharp.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-10-03 12:58]

Ah Pam,
sweet, very nice clear shot, the details are great like those dropps on the feather, very good pov, nice to see, good job,
gr. Jaap

Hello Pam, very cute. This is an excellent Picture. Great colours, excellent sharpness, a very nice composite. Well done.

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-10-03 15:39]

Very cute shot Pam, pin sharp great details and excellent note.
Thanks for sharing.

HI Pam,
Spring on the other side of the world. Fall is the season here. The cutness factor is off the chart here. A great shot!

Hello pam!
I love this Sweete :-)
It's so cute and so nice.
What's more this photo is made very interesting - I just feel this soft, fluffy baby :-)

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-10-07 12:07]

Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Very strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you Pam.

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  • sarju Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 10] (51)
  • [2005-10-11 1:47]

Hi Excellent details of the water droplets on this chick ... what a tender and nice photo this one is
thanks for sharing
cheers ... sarju

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