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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 77mm HMC Super U.V.
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/620 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-22 20:48
Viewed: 2736
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this picture very late in the evening and the light is very soft.
Less then a week ago a female mallard appeared in my neighborhood pond with 7 babies. She is the only one this year.
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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-06-22 20:53]

HI. Mario. bella la foto de este pequeño "pato" me agradan los colores de su plumaje y sus ojos. Luis52.

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-06-22 22:22]

great expression on the duck. nice colors good ripples in the water

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-22 23:40]

So many talented nature photographers on TN from Canada! Maybe that is because Canada is so beautiful with wildlife.

This is a very common subject but an uncommonly good photo! The soft light is fantastic and the colors are so soft and pleasing. Details are amazing right down to the tiny hairs and the perfect catchlight in eye. Wonderful POV.

  • Great 
  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-06-22 23:46]

Hello Mario, fantastic shot, very sharp and colorful picture, great POV and composition.. the beautiful duckling looking direct at you... well done

Hi Mario,
Good light. Fluffy is well captured through this excellent detail and sharpness and finally its catch light in the eye...
Well done

  • Great 
  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-06-23 7:28]

Hello Mario,
Superb capture of this sweet and innocent looking duckling. Sharp focus and great exposure, thanks for sharing.

Magnifique poussin , belles couleurs et netteté. Pts+

  • Great 
  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-06-23 12:05]

Hi Mario,

AHHHHHHHHHHHH! He is so cute and cuddly looking. The colors and details are wonderful even showing his hair standing up. Adorable face with a wonderful eye and a slightly opened beak. He even makes nice ripples in the water.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-23 12:43]

Hello Mario

A wonderful image of this duckling.The lighting is perfect.Excellent focus and details.The DOF and POV are very good.The eye contact and detail is superb.TFS


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