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"I am not a Mallard but..."

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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Great Portraits [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-03-22 22:50
Viewed: 3158
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
"I am not a Mallard but..."
An American Widgeon
Anas Americana

Physical Description: In alternate plumage adult males have a white crown and forehead and a broad, dark green patch surrounding the eye and nape. The bill is blue-gray with a black tip. The rest of the neck, face and upper back is buffy white with heavy black speckling. The breast and flanks are reddish brown with a bright white underbelly. Upperwing-coverts are white so that there is a large white patch when wings are extended. In alternate plumage adult females have a brownish black crown, streaked with creamy white. The bill is grayish with a black tip. The rest of the head and neck is white with heavy streaking and the back is grayish brown with light barring.
Flanks are reddish brown and the belly is white. The white wing patch is poorly defined in the female. In basic plumage adult males resemble females but may have slightly brighter sides and flanks.
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To marhowie: they answser sometimes...Luc 1 03-23 10:41
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Great portrait Luc.
Your little S1 IS works very well. My don't, I have droped into the ground, some funcions are gone.:-(((
Very nice pose, compostion, colours and details.
Very well done.

A very interesting duck Luc.The little serrations along the bill are curious,almost like teeth.
This is a good portrait with lots of detail.
Well done and thanks for sharing.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-03-23 3:09]

Hi Luc, yes, I've joined the Duck Club. It's a bit contagious!
Personal assessment of the photo: great. I like your American Widgeon. So many different feather colours.
Very good visual impact. What an unusual shaped head and beak.
Aptness of the photo for the site: great.
Personal assessment of the note: complete and interesting.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-03-23 3:36]

Very good portrait!Details,POV and DOF are perfect...TFS

I like this funny, fluffy head!
Sorry it is a duck, but... great shot!

Nice shot Luc. The head shape looks quite different or is it the POV. Good clear shot. I like the pale pink tongue and the glint in the eye. Nice work. TFS.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-03-23 6:10]

This is one lovely duck, Luc! Great composition, superb colors and razorsharp details. POV & DOF are exellent. Really well done. TFS!

Luc, Definitely looks like your animals are talking to you again! ;-) Very nice profile shot with a glint in the eye..Well done!

Great portrait Luc, perfect details and BG.
Well done.

Etonnant canard. Il a une tête de rigolard qui vient de faire une bonne blague. Cela dit, c'est très intéressant de voir toutes ces variétés d'oiseaux. Quelle richesse dans tous ces envois du monde entier. Cette photo-ci en témoigne très joliment. Elle est parfaitement réalisée. Bravo, Luc!

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-03-23 10:35]

amasing photo Luc,
fantastic details in this shot, very good colours, fantastic pof and a good dof, very good note, fantastic job.

What a friendly face! You have captured a beautiful widgeon here Luc, splendid, and your BG is perfect.
Thank you for sharing.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-03-23 15:49]

You are right you are not a mallard! Very nice work Luc - lovely pose and excellent details. Veyr well done.

Nice well detailed portrait Luc, good exposure and composition.

This is a lovely portrait of a sweet chatterbox. Wonderful detail in the features, especially, the beak area. Nice composition and BG.
I believe after reading Howard's comments, that perhaps you would be a wonderful Dr. Doolittle, with a French accent!
Thank you once again.

Wow! je n'ai jamais vu un canard d'aussi près. C'est très impressionnant.
Bravo et merci de partager.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-03-24 5:00]

Trèsjoli portrait. il est magnifique.
Super travil

Very cute baby.
Details,DOF and BG are wonderful.

Very nice portrait Luc,
Nice pose and great details. good colours and a useful note too.
Thanks for posting

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  • VeTTe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 162 W: 0 N: 0] (684)
  • [2005-03-24 16:41]

Good shot; colors; composition and sharpen is very good..

What a caracter, this one, great capture ;-))
You chose your moment well, good details, sharpness, colours and POV.

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