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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus 740UZ
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Europe, Aquatic Birds 2 - Aves Acuáticas 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-02 3:42
Viewed: 3412
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Female mallard cleaning herself in very strange pose. Could somebody tell me why waterfowl like stand on one leg? Mallards, coots, storks - always one-legged pose in time of the resting.
Mallards are very popular birds here in Poland. Even in cities, every pond has got its own population of mallards. This lady was photographed in Lodz's Botanical Garden where mallards live together with coots.

*Technical date later in the evening.

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Very nice capture. I like the pose of the duck. That stripe of colour makes this. Well done.

Good shot! The detail is excellent, enhanced by the mirror in the water. Thanks for posting.

Very nice picture Grzegorz.
Good colours , nice detail and good composition.
I think it's a little soft, add some USM, 0,3 % , 200 % amount, but thats only my opinion.
Well done.

hehe, lol, strange yoga thoug!
very nice shot,good colours and composition, i like the negative space in the back.
well done!

I like the fusion between the duck and the water it looks like a stone
Well done

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-11-02 6:35]

Buen título Grzegorz.
Agradable imagen con excelente agudeza, colorido y una suave reflexion maravillosa.
Los detalles en las patas y plumas son muy nitidos.

Good title Grzegorz.
Pleasant image with excellent sharpness, colorful and a wonderful smooth reflection.
The details in the legs and pens are very clear.

Grzegorz, This has good clarity,sharpness & detail. I also like your title & your comp. including reflection. I would've stepped down the EV by a 3rd but that's it.. Great post!!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-11-02 11:03]

A good capture.
Very good composition and framing.
Good colours and detail and a nice relection.
Good shot,well done.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-11-02 12:27]
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He's looking for his credit card, maybe he should search his wife! The image is sharp and the reflection very nice.

I like this image a lot. Thanks for posting

I don't want what should I think about this kind of espial :-) I hope it isn't a female duck because they certainly don't want to be watched in the time of the toilet.

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