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Landing mallard

Landing mallard
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Copyright: Pascal DM (Platypus) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 29 W: 0 N: 39] (280)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 80-400mm VR
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/90 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-12-27 13:37
Viewed: 3258
Points: 6
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Female Mallard - femelle colvert

No need to present this common bird anymore I guess. Only thing noticeable about this one is that white spot on its neck, which differs from other ducks of her kind (females are all brown usually).

Original modified in PS (levels + quite a bit of sharpening due to slow exposure...)

I wish you all the best for 2006 !

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2005-12-27 13:57]

Hi Pascal, very nice caputere of speed!!! To my opinion its bright to capture a well known animalll like this. Colours are bright and the watter as a mirror is excellent, congratulions and best wishes for 2006. Reina

Bonjour Pascal,
un bel "acquatissage" de ce canard, j'aime la photo par son dynamisme et par le reflet dans l'eau.

Good capture showing speed and grace of the duck.
If the original has some more room on the left hand side, it may be good to show us this too.
Birds are great subjects and your clarity is superb, noticing the flying water from its foot.

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