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Copyright: Andy Cole (flagman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 351 W: 44 N: 607] (2408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon 70-200 f/4L, Hoya Super HMC Pro1 67mm Sky1B
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Feeding Time [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-16 9:15
Viewed: 4073
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mallards, coots, heaven knows what else. Anyway they're all 'scrambling' for some bread thrown in the reservoir by someone standing near me. for those who don't understand the title, 'Scrambles' was something kids used to shout if they were giving away their sweets, etc, and instead of handing them out politely, they'd throw them up and shout 'scrambles' and it was every kid for himself!

Sorry, this isn't a very educational post, the photo is even quite poor, technically, but I like the sense of chaos, so I thought I'd post it.

Taken at Marsworth Reservoir, near Tring. About 4:30pm, sun setting. Handheld.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-02-17 4:18]

Hello Andy!
Very nice colourful capture.Dof you managed,POV,
framing and composition are wonderful.

Hi Andy,
Good detail, colours and very sharp.
While not educational, you did well to brave the nutty ducks near bread!. I go to Tring reservoirs quite a bit, and see just how mad the ducks go as soon as food is thrown to them.
Good POV and framing.
Thanks for posting, have a great weekend.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-02-18 15:53]

Hi Andy,

It's great to see a post from you again! I already told you that I liked the other picture you shot that day better, but this still is an interesting picture. The movement blur is what makes it interesting. The ducks in the back are very sharply focussed and the colors are just great. In NL kids shout "grabbelen!" instead of "scrambles!". Well done & TFS! Have a great weekend. Chat to you later my friend.


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