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Mallard story 2

Mallard story 2
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Switzerland [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-22 11:04
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Points: 42
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Mallard story 2

In the last posting I presented Mr. Mallard in a sad mood. This is his female: a quite round and heavy female duck. She eats and eats , almost never stops while he looks at her with a very understanding look..
In this posting I will not reveal what happened to them...I just can say that they left the place where they used to stay until summertime.
The explanation will come in my next posting ! :-)

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-03-22 11:07]

Hi Anne. Noe The femail looks health and fine in this picture.That you have taken with good detail and natural colours in the featehrs. i like the refection in the water. I know wonder whats going to happen next. !! wel ldone TFs.

i will wait for part 3.

Ciao Anne,
in questa splendida immagine ci presenti l'altra metà dell'ormai famosa coppia di Germani, eccellente definizione ed ottima composizione con il perfetto riflesso in acqua, in attesa di conoscere il finale di questo breve racconto ti auguro una buona serata e a presto
Ciao Maurizio

The fox didn't eat em did he?
I like the image as it is sharp and well illuminated in the light that the stream offers.
I do not like suspense....LOL

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-03-22 13:52]

Hello Anne,

I like the low POv that you have chosen. It shows the bird from a fine perspective. The image of the Mallard reflected by the wtare makes the image even more atractive.

Thank you for sharing,

hello Anna
great composition
beautiful sharpness and good details
greeting lou

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-03-22 17:34]

Salut Anne jolie présentation.Le PDV et le detail sont excellent.J'aime bien la reflextion de ton sujet dans l'eau.
Merci Michel

I have enjoyed watching this picture as much as I did while looking at the first one, Anne. The female Mallard looks at ease with her surroundings in this picture.
This picture too is simply marvellous. You are so fortunate to have these visitors coming to your neighbourhood every year.

The suspense has turned deeper for the 3rd part of your story.
Waiting eagerly for the next instalment.

  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-03-22 23:58]
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Hallo Anne!

Nun, Du machst jetzt auf Spannung? Was da wohl auf uns zukommen mag? Ich vermute, dass es etwas zum Schmunzeln gibt... werden ja sehen! Dein Bild ist herrlich schön, die glänzenden Reflektionen im Wasser und die perfekte Belichtung runden den angenehmen Eindruck ab.

As Grüessli

N.B. Am Freitag, 27. März, hat Dieter einen Vortrag im Begegnungszentrum in Schmitten, 20 Uhr. Thema: Samarkand, Tatschikistan, Pamir, Kashgar, eine Veloreise in Zentralasien. Ich gehe auf alle Fälle!

Oops, sorry Anne, mir sind die Smilies ausgegangen.... schicke Dir dafür ein Küsschen!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-03-23 5:17]

Hello Anne,
If I look at the two photos of this married couple, I think it's getting a divorce :-(
Wonderful photo of this lady in very beautiful colours and sharpness. Fantastic low POV and composition.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-03-23 9:22]

Anne, so beautiful and brilliant shot. Excellent colors and good lighting. Ganesh

and this very good with the reflection it makes the scene most possible
technically completely very good photo
best regards Anne

Bonjour Anne.
Belle prise jolie image.Bonne soirée

Bonsoir Anne,
Beaucoup de douceur et de poesie dans tes deux dernières images. J'aime beaucoup l'expression et l'oeil pétillant de Madame.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-03-23 17:21]

Cette image est onirique, Anne, tout à fait sortie d'un rêve. La réflection sur l'eau est vraiment splendide et les couleurs, tout concourt à un instant de rêverie. Ah, et puis cette cane, elle est enceinte, peut-être même souffre-t-elle de nausée??????

Francine ;-)

This is getting interested!! I like the story and the pictures you have posted Anne! The reflection is fantastic , the exposure is just right. The mallard is placed in the center which usally is avoided. The space in the back can be reduced.
PS. I will let you know my schedule in Switzerland once it is finalized. This time I might be based in Zurich.

Wunderschönes Foto, Anne, die Spiegelung ist so hübsch. Ich gehe im Winter auch öfter die Enten an unserem Stadtteich mit Brotresten besuchen. Da bin ich immer sehr beliebt ;-)
Danke und viele Grüße
Sabine - wishnugaruda

bonjour Anne
Très jolie photo de cette cane, les details et les couleurs sont magnifique de même que sa pose, j'adore surtout le réflection parfaite dans l'eau
j'ai hate de voir la fin de l'histoire
Merci pour le partage

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-03-24 8:11]

Hello Anne,
Of your Mallard series, that I missed, I chose this one of the female. I like the POV showing the contented expression on her face and the composition with her reflection in the water taken with fine sharpness and lighting. Spring is on the way...
Thanks and best wishes,

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  • degani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
  • [2009-03-24 13:58]

Bonjour Anne,
this is a great picture, a perfect composition, beautiful reflection and natural colours, brava
kind regards

Sorprendente colorido del conjunto. Es una de esas típicas tomas que no te cansas de mirar.
Buen trabajo !

Bonjour Anne,
Tres bonne photo de cette canette, le plumage est bien rendu et l'effet miroir superbe
J'avais perdu le fil de ton histoire mais je rattrape le temps perdu!
Bien cordialement

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-06-24 3:39]

Hi Anne,
thanks for liking my fighting spiders shot.
As for yours,
I like the reflection and the sharp details of the feathers. The colours and pattern are brilliantly captured with the light coming into it.


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