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Going for gold !!!!

Going for gold !!!!
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-28
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A900, Sony 300mm F2.8 G, Digital RAW 200
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-02 11:15
Viewed: 3550
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today again unfortunately again a cold day after the heat of the past week,so here a capture of a few days ago,yeah again the golden eye ducklings,this time in a kind of competition (while mother chased an agressive coot away),hope you like it and thanks for watching

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hallo Paul
een super shot
deze opname is zo scherp en mooi
maar de eendjes natuurlijk ook
great picture!!
groetjes lou


Great photo, and funny too! Who ended up winning?

I love the detail of the water making a wake behind them - they must have been going fast.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-06-02 15:09]

That is very cute, Paul!
I have never seen golden-eyed duckings before. They are very pretty.
I like the perspective, and the wake that these little ones made.
Nice reflections as well.
TFS. : )

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-06-02 21:53]

Hi Paul,
What an action moment!!! Simply a great image which should fetch gold surely. Very neat and sharp image and you have freezed it very skillfully. I like the details on the water and the frantic run by the ducklings. Superb composition. Kudos.

Great caption, Paul.
These Ducklings look like they are running a serious race and the winner is still undecided!
Super POV from which the turmoil in water behind the birds suggests how fiercely they are racing.
Well done and thanks.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-06-03 6:55]

Hi Paul,
what a lovely capture. these cute ducklings are really putting the pattern on the water...ripples and wonderful reflection.
Excellent composition.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-03 7:37]

Hallo Paul,
Prachtig zoals de eendjes over het water rennen. Het leuke is dat ze precies op je af komen, anders was het veel minder boeiend geweest. Originele titel. Mooie natuurlijke kleuren en uitstekende scherpte. Goede compositie.

Hi, Paul.

I love the energy and action in this photo. These ducklings appear to be charging full steam ahead, right toward the camera! Excellent composition - I like the simplicity of just the ducklings and the water. Great reflection, and nice contrast between the still water in the foreground and the disturbed water behind.

Thanks for sharing. I'm also perusing your earlier postings. Really excellent work!


Wowww... what an impressive and great capture of these cute babies from frontal POV with fine reclections Paul. Wonderful competition time indeed.
TFS and cheers,

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