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a ugly duckling

a ugly duckling
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Copyright: Jacqueline Schnepp (Noisette) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1714 W: 4 N: 2351] (7821)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-19
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-04-04 3:22
Viewed: 4444
Points: 62
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I have taken this shot in 2007, with a sonny cybershot, at the same place as my previous shots of ducks
I would just showing you this strange duckling, the mother duck has only this two babys, the beautiful and the ugly

In workshop, another view of the ugly duckling

I think, it will not be a wonderful swan , like in the fairytale of Hans Christian Andersen

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Is this the result of some deformity, Jacqueline?
The poor thing does look on the uglier side.
I have seen your workshop image too and that together with this one exhibits the thematic content of your pictures effectively.
Warm regards,

Hi Jacqueline,

The left little duck are indeed an ugly one.
The ugly duck from the country as in a n fairytale.
Good pov and details.
You have here hard light but further beautiful colours.


bonjour Jacqueline

même lair les bébés oiseaux/animaux sont toujours beaux,
jolie photographie de ces 2 adorables canetons,
avec une belle luminosité, excellente netteté et détails,



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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-04-04 11:48]

Hi Jacqueline . I think you will find that the soft feathers have been rubbed off. When the new set grows it too will be beautiful. You were able to take a good picture of the twins. With fine detail and colours. Well done TFS.

hello Jacqueline
wath a ugli ducky
buth the picture is very good with nice colours and sharpness
greeting lou

hahaha... Jacqueline what a beauty:) not ugly one. i liked and loved it:) Wonderful capture MF!
Have a great sunday and night!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-04-04 16:33]

Salut Jacqueline,c'est une tres jolie scoop ce-ci! Ils viennent de sortir de l'oeuf,pas facile trouver une jolie couple comme ca,mes compliments,une tres belle photo,bonne Dimanche,Luciano

Hello Jacqueline, lovely and beautiful shot of these cute ducklins.
TFS and regards,

Hi Jacqueline,
A nice capture of these ducklings. A bit over exposed. But still then the details are fine. Very good composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-04-05 8:49]

Hello Jacqueline, superb shot of these lovely babies.
TFS and G's,

Hola Jacqueline,
nos presentas una simpática fotografía pero como es evidente, la intensa luz en el amarillo de las aves te ha jugado una mala pasada :-)
Un saludo y buena semana: Josep Ignasi.

Ciao Jacquelin, poor ugly little duck, may be it became a wonderful swan? You think its impossible, but may be it will be a bueutiful duck:), lovely fun duo, fantastic details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Jacqueline, pretty babies:) the uggly one i think newly hatched. Wonderful shot.
TFS and regards,

Salut !
J'adore cette photo, où on voit bien la différence entre les deux canetons - celui qui est joli, et le vilain petit canard. Ils font une belle paire, et la qualité de la photo est excellente, excellents détails, jolie composition, peut-être que les couleurs sont un peut sur-exposées mais ce n'est pas bien grave. Félicitations !

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-04-08 0:56]

Hi Jacqueline,
what a story you have and you presented it so well in long run.
Whatever, the shot is lovely with soft and fluffy feathers well seen. The lighting ias well exploited and it gives the warm of the duckling being together.


Ciao Jacqueline,
splendid picture of these lovely babies taken with superb sharpness and marvellous colours, i like the WS too, very well done.
Best regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-04-09 8:51]

Hi Jacqueline.
What a charming creatures you have pictured. I can feel its warm fluffy clothes. Brilliant exposure and colour tone reproduction. I also like level of sharpness of the ground. Bravo. Perfect work.

Hi Jacqueline.
They look very cute and pretty..Perfect pose good lights and soft color.....Excellent shot. Well done.TFS.

A beatifull moment.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-04-30 0:12]

Bonjour Jacqueline,
Le vilain petit canard fait partie de l'imaginaire enfantin..et on se souvient que finalement il devint un magnifique cygne. Ici la probabilité est moins grande, mais le temps aura réparé les quelques déficiences.
Image très touchante.
Merci et une belle journée

Vraiment étrange ce vilain petit canard... Excellente photos (les 2!). Je me demande comment il sera plus tard. Si tu repasses par là... Amitiés,

Bonsoir Jacqueline,

La prise de vue rapprochée permet de voir avec précision les détails et les couleurs des canards. Ils sont bien placés dans le cadrage. Le bon éclairage rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.


Hi Jacqueline, Good subject showing variation within nature. Good clear view. The little sony's are good cameras for sure. Easy to carry around, and not settings to worry about. Good natural photograph. TFS. Murray.

This is a very beautiful shot of these ducklings, Jacqueline.
Very well done!

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-06-05 11:21]
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Bonsoir Jacqueline,

Je n'avais pas vu ces deux là!
Trop sympas (tous les deux : le beau et le laid)

Bien repéré, bien photographié

A bientôt


Hi Jacqueline,
Nice " family " portrait of these fluffy little ducks.Nice sharp image throughout and well composed.

Hello Jacqueline,

Fantastic picture.
Lighting and composition are splendid.
Good note.

The duckling may appear ugly but the image is OUTSTANDINGLY AMAZING!!!
You should ask a mother owl if its baby is BEAUTIFUL... and it is.... ALWAYS.
I own an African Grey Congo that speaks English & Portuguese, sings 9 songs... says THOUSANDS of sentences. It broke out of its shell right before my eyes... Honestly it "seemed" UGLY; however, look at it now: THE JOY OF MY LIFE.
Most friendly greetings from Canada.

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  • Recato (139)
  • [2009-07-26 13:47]


Moin Francais est merde. So let me continue in English.

Sweet duckling photo. Nice colors captured perfectly.

Thanks for the visit. Merci.


Hello Jacqueline
I guess we all have gone through an awkward stage and you've captured an awkward stage of this little duckling. Nicely composed, colour and details. I really wonder if the little duckling has lost his plumage from mange. I hope he will be okay.
TFS Janice

Hello Jacqueline,

Seems like this poor fellow has some sort of disease making him lose the feathers on the head!
Hopefully this will improve in due time...
A lovely image with fine details, the two featherballs are well exposed!

Pablo -

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