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Numerous but Beautiful

Numerous but Beautiful
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Copyright: Michael Halliday (pompey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon EF 75-300/4.0-5.6 III, Skylight
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Ducks II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-03-03 14:09
Viewed: 4757
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) has been domesticated for more than 2,000 years and is now so widespread in the UK that you will be hard pressed to find a lake or village pond that does not support a mallard population. The resilient ducks can make their home in any wetland habitat, including drainage dykes or fast-flowing rivers. This is largely due to the mallards uncanny ability to adapt to almost any diet. Plants, berries, insects, shellfish, even potatoes are all fair game for this bird.
Numerous maybe but beautiful nonetheless.
Photographed at the Wetland and Wildfowl Trust, Arundel, Sussex.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-03-03 17:14]

Beau couples et belle éclairage. La netteté et les couleurs sont parfaites. Les détails et le regard des canard, excellent. Merci pour l'envoi et bonne journée.

Cute pair of males. Their head look like emeralds. Nice composition and clean edges. Thanks for this nice spring view which is not yet seen on Québec, still winter down here!

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-03-03 23:42]

Gotta run. Will critique Sunday

This is a really sharp shot. The colours really stand out. I normally find the drake mallard quite dull compared to the female (honestly!), but the colours here are amazing.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-03-04 4:54]

You're right Michael - they are very numerous but they do have such wonderful colours. And you show them so sharply and clearly. Well done.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-03-04 6:05]

Colors are great (especially the green heads) and the details are great. Too bad the ducks weren't facing you when you took the shot. TFS!

Nice shot, good sharpness and colours.
Well done.

Michael, Excellent sharpness, color & details. Looks like your plane of focus has made the BG nicely OOF also. Well done!

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