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Drinking Mallard

Drinking Mallard
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS, Digital ISO-200
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-16 2:08
Viewed: 2641
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I reckon Mallard Drakes, along with the Kingfisher and Common Pheasant, are one of the most beautiful British birds! The iridescent green on their head is really stunning up close.

This is another one of my first ever photos taken with my S3 IS... which is soon to be replaced!! :D


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-01-16 2:19]

Hi Joe,

A nice capture from indeed a colorfull bird,as it is rather common most of us oversee the beaty of this bird,picture is sharp and cropped in an original way,hope your canon 20D will soon arrive,we are looking forward to see new captures fro this camera,tfs


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-01-16 2:26]

Hello Joe,
Colors,sharpness and details are great! TFS

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-01-16 3:08]

Hello Joe,
Colors on the plumage look so nice. I liked the POV. TFS
Best wishes,

Sharp and detailed with a good sheen on his head. Well done Joe.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-16 6:12]

Hi Joe,the details of this bird are wonderfulls,the colours too,and the moment to take is perfect,thanks for share,Luciano

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-01-16 6:18]

Hello Joe
How beautiful this picture! I like a lot these male Mallards with those beautiful colors. You captured it quite well being one of your first photos with the S3 IS. I like very much the framing and composition.
My compliments and TFS

Mallards do make great subjects don't they. The extreme close-up is nice and shows off a lot of detail. The focus is good and you left room for him to swim into.

Ahhhh the canard yes...Very good..Much more desirable than a creep crawly for me thanks...Of this family the Mallard is and has always been my favorite. I have a wooden carved on my dad did and also I have a fossil with a Mallards head ...no actually it is a fern but the fossil is shaped like a head of Mallard...ok make that clear Bob...Nice image Joey.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-01-16 8:03]

Hi Joe,
Wonderful shot of this beautiful Mallard. Very neat and sharp image with lovely colours and details. Superb lighting and exposure. Excellent POV and I like the effects on the water. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

* It is such a pleasure to be your neighbour today.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-16 11:00]

Hi Joe,

The mallard really is a beautiful bird and this is a wonderful close-up. The colors are marvelous - the head is nice and irridescent. Wonderful details especially of the face.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-16 12:10]
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Hi Joe . i bet you have taken a lot of pictures with this camera by now. any sign of the 400 yet?. You cant go wrong with a good mallard and this is a good one . fine detail and colours. with good use of the light. well done TFS.

Hello Joe,
I trully respect your little friend S3 that gives you this excellent composition of Mallard in such closeness! with your perfect skill from a perfect photographer, my respect once again!
total sharpness, vivid colour and details just perfect in everything!
well done, my friend!

Wouaw Joe,
very good portrait of this mallard,
I like the splendid details and the wonderfull metalic reflets on his head, lighting and colours are just great
well done,

Hello friend Joe:

Always so kind with me commenting all my photos without exception, many thanks.

This duck is precious and you have grasped it with a definition inceible, clear that in you is a norm to do the perfect things. You are a referring one for my.

Cordial greetings friend.


Hi Joe,

a nice image of the Mallard which is looking like a painting. The point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the duck. The photo is well framed. thanks for sharing.


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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-01-16 18:57]

Hi Joey, this is a very close shot of this beautiful duck. You are right, the colours of its head are fantastic and you truly captured the beauty of it. I love the details, we can even see its orange legs underwater. Thanks,


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-16 20:46]

Hello Joe

Wow,the green of this greenhead is amazing.Wonderful capture with sharp details.
The feathers are well defined,the eye detail is superb with beautiful catch light.
The colours are exceptional,a real beauty!


Hi Joe

Greetings from Hokkaido, Japan!

Great POV with good detail and colour saturation.


Interesante trabajo básicamente por las
texturas y los colores. Buen encuadre y
captura del agua.
Saludos Joe: J. Ignasi

Hello Joe!
Beautiful mallard! Wonderful colors and details! Great composition!
TFS, Best regards, Zorica

Nice work Joe,
I agree, the head iridescence/colors are excellent in this one. Sharp detail, a great closeup :)

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-17 5:40]

Hello Joe, look at those great details ! Very well composed and technically very good, thanks!


Hi Joe, great portrait lovely bird with splendid colors and wonderful details, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Joe,
Superbes détails avec belle transparence de l'eau , les couleurs sont magnifiques.

I agree with you, Joe. The iridescent green colour on the bird's head is magically beautiful and its eye in it twinkles like a jewel.
I has missed this picture, so I am more than happy to look at it.
TFS and cheers.

And there he is again! ;)
That wonderful sheen on his head. Love the details in the feathers...each marking is evident. Good job!

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