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The courtesan

The courtesan
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Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-08-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS, Olympus 4X Optical Zoom high-speed f2.0
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-05-26 18:01
Viewed: 1323
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, «The courtesan» with Lady Mallard,
a photography from my summer 2015 archives.

To be at the same level of this mallard hen, I put
my rugged compact at the level of the water, and of
course I had her collaboration in wanting to pose for me.

1/200s f/6.3 ISO200 18mm (35mm eq:100mm).


«After the mating season is over, some mallards
in colder climates migrate in flocks to their
wintering grounds. Other mallards in warmer areas
where there is plenty of food will stay year-round.»



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Ciao Asbed, great capture ol lovely duck, fascinating reflections, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-05-27 15:07]

Hi Asbed,i like a lot the choice of the point of view and the perspective,this time a easy capture but very well done and very sharp! Have a nice SUnday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Asbed,

You have captured the duck with nice details..nice eye contact and presented well including the natural environment.

Thanks for sharing,

Warm Regards,

Hi Asbed,
No doubt perfect low eye level POV. EXCELLENT! Quality looks good as you used Compact Camera. although not such quality which you get when use DSLR. Back WHITE FEATHERS look bit OE. Otherwise a beautiful natural habitat photograph.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-05-29 5:51]

Hello Asbed,
I like the really low POV you chose, makes me feel like I'm right down there with her. Very nice focus showing plenty of detail. Great eye contact with attractive catchlight.
Well done!!

Bonjour Asbed,

J'apprécie les reflets sur l'eau. La prise de vue permet de voir les détail du canard Colvert femelle. La qualité de la lumière embellit les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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