Fighting Pin-Tail Ducks
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-02-21 4:42]
Hello My Friend!
An another perfect capture of your excellent photography! But please say these ducks "Do not fight! make love" friend:)
TFS friend for this lovely capture.
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2008-02-21 6:11]
excellent capture, i loved the pose and the eye contact, the focus is spot on and the details are superb,
tfs & regards
- jcoowanitwong (13754)
- [2008-02-21 6:38]
I just have the feeling that these two Pin-Tail Ducks are in courtship. The image is well seen with sharp focus. Lovely composition. Very well done and tfs.
- inked (771)
- [2008-02-21 6:48]
Great shot.. very cute, looks like they're snuggling in a duck sortof way, and you've captured the moment perfectly. fantastic focus and composition. well done and tfs
- Heaven (7912)
- [2008-02-21 6:54]
If you wouldn't tell, I would think they are in love... Whatever, the picture and the ducks are nice, I'm impressed by the richness of the details, the sharpness is perfect. Moreover, the whole picture is held in the same color tone. This makes it an outstanding one.
- pvs (14464)
- [2008-02-21 7:10]
A very nice capture,the light and your timing were on your side,well captured with great colors and details,thanks
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-02-21 7:44]
Superior use of available sunlight! almost as if it we the Creators flash going off...making the image super clear and very well coloured...Nicely done Joey!
Added to theme..
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-02-21 7:56]
This looks like a late Valentine card!! Wonderful capture of these beautiful Pintails posing very nicely for you. Excellent sharpness and beautiful colours. Good use of fill-flash and a superb composition.
TFS and cheers, Ulla
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-02-21 8:54]
If they are fighting they still look fond of one another. What a great shot this is! Wonderful timing to get them in this pose. You froze the action perfectly with excellent details of the ducks. Lovely natural colors. I see that one is banded but not the other.
- kjpweb (4788)
- [2008-02-21 9:42]
Very nicely done, Joe! Excellent detail! Just beautiful! Cheers, Klaus
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-02-21 11:29]
Hi Joe. I have never seen this duck before so thanks for posting. once again good use of the light on the natural looking feathers. a good POV/DOF. good notes too.
well done TFS.
- pablominto (14563)
- [2008-02-21 12:44]
Wow, seems like the guy to the left has got a really good grip on his adversary!
Funny action is captured, and with great details in both birds...
Fine light and good colours, well framed!
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-02-21 13:05]
Hi Joe, cute couple in lovely pose, splendid colors, great sharpness and wonderful details, I like a lot, ciao Silvio
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-02-21 13:05]
Another excellent photo with very beautiful light on the ducks. Great contrasting colours against the dark BG. Fantastic sharp details.
Hello my friend,
petit commentaire en francais car je suis vraiment trop mauvais en anglais.....
Très jolie photo Joe,
j'aime beaucoup l'affection entre ces 2 canards, la pose est superbe, excellente qualité comme d'habitude,
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-02-21 16:30]
Now I see the 400D is doing all the excellent job for you!
This is truly a great shot with superb sharpness, original colouration and so much details to view both of them!
great job, Joe!
have a good weekend!
- angela926 (3083)
- [2008-02-21 16:36]
Great shot, excelleing compositon and timing, superb sharpness and colors, very good details and light.
- NinaM (4077)
- [2008-02-21 20:10]
Two sumo fighters ;-) They don't really look mad even though the pose suggests a fight. They are truly beautiful and I like the flash/snapshot effect, as I guess it was getting dark and yet, the picture shows up very well. Nice details and colours, Joey, thank you again,
Hi Joe, if you didn't tell us they were fighting I would have thought this was an affectionate pose, though looking closer I see one duck has the other by the throat. Ouch, that's gotta hurt.
The thing that struck me first about this shot was your composition and the way you've cropped the shot in a squarish format to put the one duck's tail right down in the corner, then cropped it off with the other ducks head and tail. I wish they'd sell cheap flexible frames and matts so we could always do this sort of thing with prints. Your light is excellent, I don't know if it's sunlight directly on the birds or flash. It doesn't matter, it worked. The colour and detail pulled out with this light is very good. Nice presentation.
- marieproue (3674)
- [2008-02-21 20:58]
Magnifique, quelle belle prise de vue, superbe composition et très beaux détails.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-02-21 22:35]
Great shot - really nice detail and colour. The eyes are really good too.
I have not seen any Pintails this winter - we normally have them on the Washes - Tufted Duck on the other-hand have suddenly popped up everyehere.
- SelenE (13972)
- [2008-02-21 22:59]
Very nice capture of this pair with good lighting, POV, focus, sharpness and details. I liked the pose you captured.
- angybone (7684)
- [2008-02-22 7:06]
I am so far behind on this site. I used to come here every single day but lately I just don't have the time. Maybe things will slow down for me. :)
A great shot - - - love the details in the feathers and the interesting lighting. Well done!
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-02-22 9:14]
Joey, Superb just simply superb. I might borrow some pictures from you to frame it in my new office. Ganesh
- jignasi (27917)
- [2008-02-22 13:16]
Hola Joe, gracias por tus amables comentarios a mi hongo.
Tu toma encantadora, donde destacan una buena iluminación y enfoque.
Que tengas un buen fin de semana: J. Ignasi
- arfer (0)
- [2008-02-22 20:42]
Wonderful clarity with super plumage detail.
The colours are vibrant and well saturated.
Great POV you really got close.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-02-24 4:20]
Actually I thought this is flash at first sight.
Sun generated a great image here. Actually you did:-).
Very good depth of field allowing the viewer to get both animals razor sharp.
Good moment through the communication between these animals...
- Finland_in_Eton (876)
- [2008-02-29 20:21]
Lovely photo, Joey! Super lighting, well defined, great catch light in the eyes and the action captured quite lovely... I, too, think it might be courtship rather than fight.
You've grown so much since joining the site.. well done, you !
- xTauruSx (788)
- [2008-03-05 11:17]
Hello Joe. Lovely image. Wonderful composition. Excellent light. Well done. TFS. Regards,
- andrei99 (731)
- [2009-01-17 23:21]
Excellent catch.A couple nice,nice color,good clarity everything is beautiful.
- fragman (43778)
- [2010-11-27 6:43]
great capture, TFS Ori