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Mommy & duckling siesta

Mommy & duckling siesta
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: 2012-05-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II
Exposure: f/11, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-30 16:49
Viewed: 1889
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, Mommy mallard
and her duckling are in siesta
and admiring the scenery view,
they where 2 ducklings with her.

Photo shot at the river
north of my city (island) of
Laval where i live since 1981.

1/1000s f/11.0 ISO200 50mm (35mm eq:75mm)
photo have received 50% of cropping
to have the birds closer and bigger.

from Hinterland Who's Who website

« The Mallard is an excellent mother,
however. She will stop at frequent intervals
to collect and brood, or warm, her young.
If surprised by an intruder, she is likely
to go flapping and squawking across the ground,
as if injured. This feigned injury may not fool
a human, but undoubtedly lures predators away. »



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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-05-30 21:45]

Hello Asbed,
I like this shot for its tranquility and composition. The female Mallard on resting on the rock while its duckling can just be seen peeping from behind a rock gives the scene life.
Nice to see the deciduous trees on the far side of the river too.
Thanks and best regards,

Ciao Asbed, lovely and peaceful scene, excellent sharpness, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Asbed
Lovely composition,very serene pic.Wonderful colours and details.
Have a good day and thank You
Kind regards

Hello Asbed,
lovely and idyllic composition of these ducks and the natural surrounding. I especially like the good sharpness and the beautiful colours.
Best wishes,

Magnífico paisaje desde un punto diferente y... muy real !
Precioso trabajo de esta hembra de pato.
Un abrazo Asbed: Josep Ignasi.

Salut Asbed!
Ça va pour toi? Super de voir tes photos à nouveau!
Cette ici est très agréable avec le canard mère et son petit canard et tout cet environnement paisible.Ça me donne envie d´y aller aussi faire ma siesta...Jolie photo!Bravo!
Thanks for sharing and also thanks for your kind comment in my last pic!I appreciated it!

Hello Asbed,

A beautiful natural capture with fine colors, details & composition. Well done & presented.

TFS et merci beaucoup...mon ami!

Best regards


Hi Asbed,
A Scene filled with tranquility and peace. Excellent placing of the subject with sharpness and detail. The surrounding landscape actually enhances your subjects and it was taken from a great POV. Well done my friend.
Best regards,

Hi Asbed,
I like this environment. Excellent composition. Very good sharpness and details. Nice and interesting bird.
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)
  • [2012-05-31 11:02]

Salut Asbed,une photo vraiment etrange a voir dans ta galerie,peut etre que tu etais la en attendant le vol mais le camard n'est pas echappee'? Eheehe...tres tres jolie composition et excellents details et couleurs comme d'habitude.Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-05-31 11:14]

Hello Asbed,
Lovely scene in beautiful natural colours. Taken from a good POV in a nice composition.

Bonjour Asbed,

Le canard est bien placé dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du canard colvert femelle et du caneton. La distance entre les roches et la rive opposée donne d ela profondeur èa la composition. La bonne luminosité met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Beautiful scene and beautiful photo Asbed! Interesting composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

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