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Wood duck

Wood duck
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Copyright: Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 0000
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70s, 70 - 300mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-10 14:52
Viewed: 5298
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 65
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Picture taken at the City Park in Lahr, Germany

The Municipal Park in Lahr is an extraordinary garden with magnificent trees, rare plants and the rose garden, which is well-known across the region. Originally, this park was the private garden belonging to a citizen of Lahr, Christian Wilhelm Jamm, who, upon his death in the year 1875, bequeathed it to the city.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-10 14:58]

Nice colours, especially in the water. Nice POV and I love the look you are being given



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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-10-10 15:00]

Hi Sky,

Great shot of the Wood Duck, nice composition and I love the pose with the eye contact, the details are nice and sharp but I think it is the marvelous dark metalic colours that make the shot so good, great frame too that compliments the image perfectly.

TFS Hilary :o)

Wonderful colours, so shiny and eyecatching! i like the amazing green tones on the water.
Thank you Sky,

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-10 15:43]

Wow... imposing composition Sky...

I like it a lot: composition, POV, DOF, sharpness, focus, framing, color, background.

I like it: lighting (good, but something dark for my monitor), notes.

I don't like it: the lack of the values of the image.

Very nice shot and presentation my friend.
Regards... Ricardo

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2006-10-10 16:22]

Très artistique. Bravo.
Bonne soirée.

Hi Sky,
Superb duck shot.Lovely colours.POV, reflection and frame are exellent.Very well composed.Regards.


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-10-10 17:38]

hi sky
superb reflection on the water and water surface looks like oily. point of view, colours, using of light, details and frame are great

Beautifully rich colours - the composition - close crop with the head on the thirds works really well with such a sumptuous image - nice work!

best wishes Kev

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-10-10 19:28]

Belle présentations l'éclairage offre un bel ambillance.
Félicitations et merci Sky.

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-10-10 20:34]


Lovely birds. Difficult exposure, the dark contrats and the highlights. well done.


Hi Sky,
Nice glittery colors image. Well framed with dark color with matching green color lining. Nicely composed. Great shot and nice PP works.

Ben Lakitan

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-11 0:44]

Hello Sky

The colours in this photo are amazing.Great job on the composition and POV.Good DOF and wonderful reflections in the water.TFS

Welcome back


Hello Sky,
Those birds are so attractive with the awesome colour palette!
The plumage is well captured with sharp fine details...
Well framed and with a lovely setting!
Pablo -

I could probably say that the colours and details are awesome. That the pose and POV are perfect.

Or I could just state the obvious.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-10-11 6:03]

Hi Sky, these birds are so attractive. This is a little soft though and the whites are overexposed. Still it is a good composition, as he looks so funny there in the water like this, TFS

bonjour sky
c'est un joli canard avec de belles couleurs et reflets metalliques,c'est peu être un peu dommage de le presenter le bec dans les plume.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-10-11 8:34]

Hi Sky
Nice shot again. Great colours, light, sharpnes, details and POV. Like the reflections on water.
Well done Sky


Hello Sky,
Well done mf. The color, POV, pose, comp, and waters effect make this one great :)

Vivid colours here, Sky.
A different approach.
Well doen

Merhaba Sky Fa,

it is a amazing capture,
colors,detail,move,compo is perfect,
it is look like a acyrilic painting,
well done and TFS..

Hi Sky

Awesome shot. Amazing colours. Looks like a pond of liquid metal.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-10-12 8:31]

Hi Sky,
Beatiful colors in the water and duck. Lovely composition.
TFS, José M.

hi sky,
sehr cool, eine wood duck in deutschland, ein zoo-flüchtling vielleicht?
klasse aufnahme, tolle atmosphäre, einmalige metallisch-leuchtende farben und wunderschöne bunte reflektionen dazu ein guter augenkontakt und eine schöne putz-pose.
klasse erwischt & viele grüße, thorsten.

Hi Sky!
First of all, thanks for your comment on my White butterfly.
This is an amazingly beautiful picture of a Wood Duck preening itself in water. The posture is very elegant.
The entire composition with those colour patterns on water creates sheer magic.
Thanks for sharing it.

Bonjour Sky
C'est une excellent Prise de vue de ce magnifique canard! La composition très jolie avec de belles couleurs, les détails sont très jolis. Merci pour le partage .Spécial ces reflets verts dans l'eau.
Au revoir et merci ....JP

Hi friend the colours are amaizing!
A superb composition with good colours and clarity!
beautiful lighting and composition!
Take care Ana:)

Hi Sky,
Feeling stillness and depth. Excellent color saturation, pov, dof. Very fine picture.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-10-15 12:03]

Excellent light and very nice colors Ksy. It gives the picture a fairytalish look. Well done & TFS!


Hallo Sky,
sehr ansprechend komponiertes Foto. Die exakt frontale Annäherung an den Kopf der Ente verleiht dem Tier eine geradezu abstrakt komponierte Schönheit und Prägnanz. Die intensiv farbigen Reflexe auf der Wasseroberfläche, von scharf gezogenen Wellen unterbrochen, verleihen dem Bild eine magische Note.
Mit Dank und besten Grüßen,

Hi Sky,
I like this lightning, details, colors and the pose of the bird. He is giving you a very nice look :) This is wonderful with excellent DOF and POV. Thanks,

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2006-10-17 22:26]

Desde agosto não apareço... estou em dívidas com os amigos... he... he...

Excelente foto. Cores maravilhosas. Ótima composição.

Hello Sky,
I llove this picture! It lacks good details, but blurred parts and dark saturated colors makes a beautiful artistic photo.
good job

Color and pose are excellent and like the dark values. These shy birds are very hard to photograph.

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