<< Previous Next >>

Mallard - male -

Mallard  - male -
Photo Information
Copyright: Heinz Koloska (wallhalla15) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1767 W: 58 N: 3350] (13829)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50, Fujifilm 1,5 X Tele Conversions Lens
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-31 12:05
Viewed: 4587
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), the archetypal "wild duck", is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and sub-tropical areas of North America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, and Australia. Probably the best-known and most recognizable of all ducks. Almost all of the varieties of domesticated ducks are descended from the Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), apart from the Muscovy Duck].

It is strongly migratory in the northern parts of its breeding range, and winters farther south. For example, in North America it winters south to Mexico, but also regularly strays into Central America and the Caribbean between September and May. The Mallard is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies. Introduced into Australia and New Zealand, it is now the most common duck species in the latter country.

peter_stoeckl, Alex99, nglen, mirceax, Jamesp, Janice has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To thor68: Dankewallhalla15 2 11-03 01:49
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hi Heinz,

Beautiful close-up shot of this Mallard
Excellent sharpness showing perfect details
lovely colours
Great POV

TFS Thijs

Hallo Heinz,
schön, nach langer Abwesenheit wieder ein so schönes und deutliches Signal von Dir zu sehen - dem Erpel der Wildente mit dem Makro zu Leibe gerückt. Eine Fülle an Details, feinen Strukturen, üppigen Farben. Neben den hier gewohnten Bildern von Enten samt Teich eine sehr willkommene und auch sehr gelungene Abwechslung.
Mit Dank und schönen Grüßen,

Hello Heinz
You have got superb detail and lovely framing here..the only downside to me is that the catchlight in the eye reflects you!
That said the colurs are exemplary.
Great work and TFS
All the Best

Hi Heinz,
Beautiful presentation of this drake, great light and colours, stuning details.


  • Great 
  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-31 15:32]

Hello Heinz ! Long time no see ! :-) That's a very good portrait of this Mallard, the detail in the feathers are amazing and the eye is just fantastic we can even see you in it ! Well done my friend !


  • Great 
  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-31 23:36]

Hi Heinz

Great close up with excellent detail and colour.



  • Great 
  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-11-01 1:44]

Hello my friend, Heinz...
I can see you in Mr Mallard's eye - good to see you... What a super portrait you have taken of him - so sharp and so close... You show off all his colours and details so well

  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-01 3:09]

Hi Heinz.
What a sweet portrait of this beautiful bird with brilliant reproduction of all its beauties and wonderful BG. Skilful framing and composition of the picture and perfect POV. My compliments and best wishes.

  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-01 10:48]

Hi Heinz. A very good close up of the Mallards head. you have captures it with fine detail and sharp focusing. rich but natutal acolours. with good light in the eye. very well done TFS. good notes too.

bonjour heinz
felicitations,vous avez parfaitement fait ressortir les details dans le plumage de ce beau male.
c'est un bon portrait.

  • Great 
  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-11-01 15:41]

Superb colours
Outstanding details
FAbulous composition
Truly stunning!

and nice to see you back again too!

hallo heinz, schön, dich auf einer meiner selten gewordenen "TN-runden" auch mal wieder hier zu sehen! :-)
und dann so einen prächtigen stockenten-erpel, was für ein super portrait, wunderbar scharf und mit tollen farben.
die struktur der federn ist echt klasse. well done & viele grüße, thor.

Calibration Check