Mallard season is open! ;)
- Fisher (8915)
- [2005-04-01 8:50]
I have 100-300mm Canon lens on my EOS Elan. It's a great lens to work with. As you become more familiar with it, you'll want to jump to a super tele, trust me. :) :)
Excelent work and well done on this one. The water drops are a bonus to this scene.
- cafecrem (9248)
- [2005-04-01 9:25]
I love mallards too :-) But I'm a little tired to watch few photos of mallards day by day :-)
But your picture is superb and funny :-) Good job.
Very nice Pieter.
Congrats to your new great lens.
Very good and funny pose, very good colours and details.
I like the water drops splashing around.
Very well done.
- dew77 (13270)
- [2005-04-01 10:40]
I like mallards too Pieter please do not hesitate to post. Yours is a very good action shot! I liked the water drops ;)
Well done and thanks for sharing
- Comandante (1408)
- [2005-04-01 10:51]
Nice action shot!
Good captured moment!
Mallards are most photogenic animals and darling of natur photographers.
Nicely captured shot Pieter,
A well taken shot with your new lens. well timed, good action.
Did you clone out the fishing line!!!
Thanks for posting
- elroyie (6439)
- [2005-04-01 13:57]
Very good performance, you did well with 300mm focal length, you have a great lens one of the best in this range!
If you are not steady enough I suggest you use a monopod, it will help you a lot when you get use to it, it is practical solution for walk around gear.
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2005-04-01 17:44]
A great stop action shot on this Mallard. Excellent color and detail. The stopped droplets in mid-air are great. No your average duck post, much bettet.
- livios (16942)
- [2005-04-01 21:47]
Pieter, very nice action shot. To me, rather funny, and that's great.
These animals are very beautifu; I've never seen one of them; nice job.
- jossim (12636)
- [2005-04-02 5:25]
Bonne prise de vitesse car la tête bouge très rapidement quant il fait ce mouvement.
Félicitations et bonne journée.
Pieter, Nice action shot with the water drops-a-flying always an added bonus..Did you tripod? Also, I find that you will have the most success with this type of shot shooting at the brightest time of day, clear/sunny for the needed shutter-speed. Well done and I know you will become VERY friendly with your new 350D in the days ahead!
- netfalls (0)
- [2005-04-02 7:49]
I didn't know that the mallard season started in spring.
I will try shooting some :-)))))
Good shot, but underexposed.
- mrower (133)
- [2005-04-02 8:57]
You did a great job. I'd be proud to have taken it. It is such a pleasant change from the usual duck sitting on the water shot- not that these aren't nice too. This guy has character and the water droplets are beautiful.
- red45 (31094)
- [2005-04-02 14:12]
- Luc (14767)
- [2005-04-02 20:54]
Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
- TAZ (10926)
- [2005-04-04 7:32]
Belle et intéressante composition photographique pour ce superbe canard. La pose et les petites gouutes sont sympas. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté.
- Runnerduck (1851)
- [2005-04-05 14:44]
I can't believe I missed this handsome chap!
A great capture Pieter, the water droplets are fantastic.
Well done and thanks for sharing.
-No pts, will update later-
- annagrace (2996)
- [2005-05-24 14:52]
Great POV and I love the spraying water droplets, Pieter! I have always enjoyed the brilliant green heads of the mallards.
- cougrrr (70)
- [2005-06-28 21:33]
Ah, the ONLY way to shoot a mallard. Love the water droplets. Good start with the new lens!
- romuszka (2263)
- [2007-04-20 11:59]
Beautiful dynamic drake. Excellent frame. Natural colours.
I congratulate and greet - Roma