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Young Punk

Young Punk
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Copyright: Deborah Kelleher (Debz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D, Canon EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, 58 mm Polarizer Hoya
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-11 10:17
Viewed: 2891
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is of the same Mallard family as my previous post. I noticed that this one has a green hue on his feathers on his head, so I am guessing he is a Male. I know it's similar to the previous post but I do like him. (He was the only one that kept still!) Hope you like him.

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To CaptiveLight: Young PunkDebz 2 06-12 10:48
To aido: Young PunkDebz 3 06-12 08:11
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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2007-06-11 10:39]
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Hi Debz,
Great portrait of this young punk :-) Great detail you've captured and nice rich colours. Excellent exposure, spot-on. Good DOF, nice light and colour in the background. Maybe f/8 would have brought the entire bird into focus but really a minor point. It's a great portrait, nice work.

Hello Deborah
Excellent shot of this Mallard,
Perfect details,composition and lighting,
Fantastic colors and POV,Superb shot.


Hi Deborah,
Excellent details. Beautiful portrait of the young duck. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-06-11 11:10]
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Hi Debz,

Hw could we not like him? He is adorable and the shot is excellent. The colors of his plummage is fantastic. His eye is beautiful. Wonderful details of his head. He looks great against the background.



the last one looked like he had just got out of the shower, noe it looks like he's at least towell dried!
Lovely composition and super fine details.


Hello Deborah,
This is so well done, wonderful details, pin sharp but still with this attractive fluffy look!
This happy bird is well framed, good light and fine natural colours!
Pablo -

Hello Deborah,

This is a very nice picture of a cute fellow. I like its fluffy feathers a lot and those great details. Exposure is superb and so is your composition, colors and POV. Well done!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-11 13:03]

Hello Deborah,
Magnificent capture.Sharpness and details are amazing.POV,vivid colors,catchlight in eyes and BG are excellent.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-06-11 15:06]

Hi Debz

Great shot of the punky Duck, nicely composed with a great pose and POV, I can see the green feaathers you mentioned in your note, its quite amazing how they change so much, very good detail and superb colours too.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-06-11 15:59]

Hi Deborah

Another great shot. Great pose and detail - the eye is really good. The BG also works very well against the duckling.


Beautiful eyes and beak. You have a very good eye to distinguish the gender... A very sharp image.

Hi Debz...Nice and sharp and I like this 3/4 crop. Looks like the duck is maturing nicely. Best, Brat.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-11 18:45]

Hi Deborah,
It's a nice profile shot with great focus and details. I really like the DOF and background in this one. The colors are rich and well exposed.

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-06-11 23:10]

great title nice colors and focus good DOF nice eye contact

Hi Debz,
I like them too :-)
your picture show him very well, feather details are perfect, light and colours super.
Regards, Mario

Lol, scruffy little thing. Love the spikeyness where the down is growing out. Good light and detail.

Hi Deborah,
I like your duckling for it's colouring and definition. The sharpness is good too. Not so sure about the positioning in the picture (beauty and eye of beholder etc) as I would have cropped it differently.
Well done, Keep it up,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-12 8:28]

Hi Debz. What fine duck he is becoming. Great detail and colours you have captured. with the light in his eyes.a very nice POV and DOF. very well done TFS.


Hahaha! He does look like a punk! I am not sure I would want the entire bird in focus since the focus you have draws so much attention to the head. The body feathers in this picture are unimportant to me.

Hi Deborah,
Great image of this you Mallard, its young feathers looks so soft. The colours you have captured in the duck are superb, nice lighting. Very good image.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-16 22:52]

Hello Deborah

Wonderful focus and sharp details.The plumage is amazing.You can see the colours so well.The lighting is fantastic,and the eye detail is super.Nice spiky hair do just like mine 25 years ago.lol.TFS


Hi Deborah,
Sharp image; only nit is abit the softness in the foreground; going to f/8 or so...
BUt well done!

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2007-06-21 11:46]

LOL I love the title. He does look a bit like a rebel punker. :) Sharpness and Dof is great but the Lighting and exposure is ver awesome. Nice shot and great Caption.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-06-23 17:02]

Hi Debz

LOL great shot, he certainly looks like a teenager with atitude. Wonderful sharp details, great light and excellent POV



Hi Debz,
with precise and caring observation, you make an everyday encounter with a mallard in a pond a feast for the eye. A touching portrait of a real character, powerfully closely apprached, well composed, with perfect details, and fine hues of subtle colours.
With thanks, and best regards,

Hi Deborah,
tis a nice looking young mallard and I see where you get your title from,reminds me of my hair when I first get up in the morning.A straight forward shot of the duck with very good colour,focus and details.Very nice to see and thanks for giving us a peek. Bob

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