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Copyright: Txxx Bxxx (thor68) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 135-400mm f/4.5-5.6 APO, SanDisk Ultra II 1GB, Hoya 77mm UV
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-29 10:40
Viewed: 6561
Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
and prepare for landing - mallard drake coming in fast.
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Great photo, I wish you had it at an another angle.. Great colors you captured!

Hi Thorsten,
genial, toll von hinten getroffen, die blauen Federn sind wunderschön. Prima Momentaufname, ich hatte noch nie das Glück mit fliegenden Enten, vielen Dank
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-03-29 10:56]

Great POV of this landing mallard, Thorsten.
The rear view offers a look at the beautiful blue feathers at the bottom of the wings... the landing gear.
Great show of feathers in the tail as well.
Sharp details and good colors. TFS. : )

Great moment captured.
Nice picture.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-03-29 11:33]

Hi Thor,
A great shot, I love the tilted composition. The detail in the Mallard is excellent, colours also. Shutter speed is perfect in my opinion, the combination of the tilted composition and the blur in the wings really makes it a dynamic image. An excellent shot.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-03-29 11:47]

Hi Thorsten,

This is a great actionshot. I like the blue in the wings a lot.


Hi Thorsten,
Marvelous action capture. I liked POV, colors and framing very much. Congratulations...
Ali Rıza

Hallo Thorsten,
dieser Erpel legt sich aber mächtig ins Zeug (Federn ;-). Seine Frau wartet ja schon. - Sehr schöne Momentaufnahme! - Mir kamen heute morgen 3 "Tiefflieger" im Angriffsflug direkt während einer Autofahrt entgegen. Das wäre ein sagenhaftes Foto geworden. Kurz bevor sie Bekanntschaft mit der Windschutzscheibe machten, hoben sie nach oben ab. - Ich hatte meine Kamera wieder mal nicht dabei. (sonst liegt sie fast immer schußbereit neben mir auf dem Beifahrersitz)Danke Dir für den schönen Schnapschuß.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-03-29 15:03]

die ist super. klasse diese herrlichen Details sind so schoen scharf und wunderbaren Farben. Der Schaerfeverlauf ist sehr gut, Die Ente sieht aus als waer sie gerade in dein Bild geflogen. Klasse Perspektive und einwandfreier Bildaufbau.

Hello Thor,
Very nice shot! The POV is quite interesting here and works wellto show the lovely blue feathers. Well done on lighting and details. I like it!

Hi Thorsten,
is an unusual but nice POV of a inflight shot of a mallard.
The details are very good, nice colours and good DOF.
Well done.

  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2006-03-30 2:35]

Bonjour Thorsten,
Bel instantané de ce canard en vol d'approche ! Netteté, couleurs et composition impeccables. Bravo.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-03-30 4:04]

Hi Thorsten!
Great shot! This is somethink like movies with planes landing at Hong-Kong Airport ;-) Excellent POV and moment, very dynamic.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-03-30 5:34]

Hi Thorsten, nice action shot with good POV and detail. TFS.

I like this shot. A unique POV! Makes you feel like you are coming in right behind him for a landing. Maybe a drunken landing?? Great colors and detail inn the shot!

Hi Thorsten, Geat shot, The colors is awsome, the details, Are right on, POV and BG, DOV, are great TFS, Kyle

Great shot Thorsten.
Great colors and composition.
Good POV and BG.

Hello Thorsten,
You've stopped the action well, with great detail, color, exposure and DOF. Unusual POV, showing the mallards wing colors nicely.
Well done.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-03-31 12:25]

Thorsten, I like the shot.

Great colors, pov and sharpness. I like saturation too.

Hello Thorsten,

A wonderful view of this fellow's fine feathers, and great landing technique.

Details, colors, POV, and exposure are nicely captured in your composition.

Thank you for sharing it.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-04-01 6:49]

Hi Torsten
Great landing photo.Great colours,details,DOF,POV and BG.
Well done


What a shot, Thorsten!
Very great shot from interesting bird. You took it in great moment with nice pose from bird.
Tanks for posting.
Regards, Amir

Nice shot of the bird in flight. They can look so different with their wings spread out. Colors are nice and focus is where it should be.

Well done Thor!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-04-03 8:29]

Hello Thorsten!
Excellent action capture.Details anbd sharpness are amazing.
Framing and composition are also wonderful.POV could be maybe
better,overall great post!

Nice shot. great DOF. The blue feathers are so clear
regards Matt

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-04-06 1:02]

Hello Thorsten
very nice capture with a superb composition. Well done.

hi thorsten
superbe atterrissage,le bout des ailes est un peu flou mais le reste est tres bien surtout le bleu des ailes.

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  • TPAKT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 97 W: 21 N: 20] (89)
  • [2006-04-09 8:23]

Privet Thorsten.
I do not present myself a place of the photographer, but the fact is the fact. Very interesting foreshortening. Usually photograph from below upwards. A beautiful picture.

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2006-04-12 20:24]

Hi Thorsten
You got a great POV !
it's awesome, great colours too, you got the right moment in time.
well done,

Super one, would be absolutely perfect from the front, but thats photography. Nontheless, this one is excellent.

Truly amazing snapshot, Thorsten. To get that kind of DOF while the bird is in that state of movement is a feat of great dexterity.
Thanks for your visit.
Awefully sorry for the lapse.

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-04-24 15:06]

Hey Thorsten,
what an astonishing shot, love the POV and the way you've framed this pretty bird coming in for a touch down :)
Reminds me of an eagle swooping down on a mouse and me not being prepaired with my cam :P
Excellent crisp detail and saturation.
Cheers TFS,
Vishal Sabharwal

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-05-01 12:36]

Hello Thorsten,

What a great picture you gave us here!!! Details and pov are awesome!!! We also see the foot of the female duck where he will land eventually! I like the the fact also that the ground is precise in foreground and well blurred in bg! Great shot and TFS,


Hi Thorsten

You collecting lenses?! ((:
This is amazing shot, you werefast, bravo.
nice POV and DOF. great.
well done.


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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2006-06-12 10:32]

Hallo Thor!
I think that only a hawk can see it from a better pov. Exc. colors ann focus. A lot of dinamics.

Hi Thor,
Superbly capturing this landing action. Very sharp and clear shot. Well composed too.

Ben Lakitan

picture is great on timing,with excellent composition and sharpness.

superb timing, lovely capture, colors of wings are so lovely

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