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Flyingducksaplenty - my 100th post

Flyingducksaplenty - my 100th post
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Copyright: Andy Cole (flagman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 351 W: 44 N: 607] (2408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 70-200 f/4L, Hoya Super HMC Pro1 67mm Sky1B
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-28 6:52
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It's taken me a while but this is my 100th post. I have many photos building up in my 'post to TN' folder but I thought this would be a good 'celebratory' image as I've tried long and hard to get a good flying duck shot to match the likes of Gert et al.

A while ago I posted this shot with a tip on an easy way to get a flying duck shot. My tip for this shot is even simpler - get a dog! We were feeding the ducks at Stockgrove country park, Bedfordshire when someone approached with a dog and the dog inevitably charged at the ducks. They all flew off, of course and that gave me the idea for the shot. A couple of minutes later, the ducks were back, and a couple of minutes after that, another dog. Yippee!! Flyingducksaplenty!!

Conditions: Late afternoon, overcast. Handheld. Shutter priority (If I recall correctly) at 1/1000

Camera was set on continuous shooting mode and I took a series of 5 or 6 shots. This is my favourite.

I hope you like it!


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Hellow Andy
100 photo and worth a 100 or even more. Fantastic! I like it very much. Great moment.

Bonjour Andy,
Bravo à la centième et bravo à toi !
J'aime beaucoup cette envolée de volatile !
Excellent cliché plein de couleur et d'énergie
Merci du partage

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-10-28 7:00]

Belle prise,le composition est joli et les couleurs sont justes.

Hi Andy,
congrats on your 100th post.
This is a very nice in-flight shoot od duck and you know I like these shoot. You have captured two species what I can see.
Goo details, nice POV and colours.
Well done.

excellent ce cliché,tous les oiseax sont bien nets.
je vois qu'il n'y a que des canes(surement une reunion tupperware)et de deux espece,col vert et mandarin je crois.
bien vu.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-10-28 8:56]

hi andy
congratulations for your 100th post. exposure and timing are wonderful in your dynamic composition. point of view, colours, using of light, details and sharpness are great

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-28 9:00]

Hi Andy,

First congratiulations with your milestone,you did it with a marvelous picture with very good sharpness and colors on all those flyers,well done and TFS


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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-10-28 9:12]

Hi Andy

Congrats on your 100th post and what a great shot it is, superb POV and excellent timing thanks to your canine helpers, the pose is just great, the details are good and the colours are perfect.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-28 9:58]

Congratulations Andy... excellent multi capture in flight with great sharpness, color and focus.
I like captured POV and the good lighting control.
Very good work.
Regards... Ricardo

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-10-28 14:18]

Concratulations with your 100 picture , this shot is very nice ,good moment colours compositie and framing tfs ,Good Weekend ,Teunie .

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-10-28 17:22]
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Hello Andy,
Congratulations on 100th post.Your capture is magnificent and has very strong visual impact.I'm not sure but i think it would be better if you cloned ducks which are not shown with whole body.Sharpness,POV,BG,colors,clear details and composition are perfect.Into my favr.

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  • Fred (99)
  • [2006-10-29 3:41]

La netteté est impressionante!

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2006-10-29 4:38]

Excellent timing and technics. I really like it.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-10-29 7:18]

nice shot, well composed and managed, perfect timing.
TFS paula

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-11-05 11:33]

Hi Andy and congrats to your 100th post!
This is really a very beautiful one! It'a amazing how you managed to catch them all at this impressive moment and even better - there is an entire family there: from the little ones to the older and very beautiful colored ones.
What i personally lovelabout it is the warm light and the impecable direction it is comming from - it does create such a great effect of the ducks' faces and wings!
Very well frmaed and composed, too, with an impressive DOF achieved with only f/5.0.

Bravo and TFS

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-11-06 6:16]
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Hi again Andy,

This really is an excellent picture to post as your 100th picture (unbelievable how many you are ahead of me!!). The picture is very dynamic, colors are good and sharpness is perfect. Composition is really good and I think you shouldn't take the TOS that seriously. ;)


Hi Andy,
Congrats on a great action shot and your 100th - seeing all these ducks frozen in mid-flight is great.
I especially like the POV from the side, showing their faces.
It's a pity to have a few ducks cropped but with so many ducks in the air it cannot be avoided.
TFS - Shir

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-11-15 13:56]

Wow that is a lot of flying ducks. They look like the flying duck ornaments in old victorian houses. Great frozen movement, lovely colours and light. Great tip on the dog...now where can I borrow a dog?

Sorry I missed your 100th post, belated congratulations



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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-11-16 18:31]

Hello Andy

A wonderful moment in time frozen.The birds are in excellent focus in various stages of take off.Good job on the POV and DOF.The details are razor sharp,and the colours are well saturated.TFS


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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-11-18 3:03]

Hi Andy, I missed this one!! Great timing and dynamic composition. Good DOF and lighting too, congratulations for your 100th post, Didier.

Hy Andy, terrific shot, perfect moment well froze!!!
Merry X'mas, Luís!!!!

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