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Female Wood Duck and snow

Female Wood Duck and snow
Photo Information
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: 2007-12-16
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, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Anatidae photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-24 12:23
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
For the first time, a pair of Wood Ducks (this is the female) is spending the winter in my neighborhood pond (Wabukayne Park), together with the local Mallards.
The picture is taken just before the big winter storm from last weekend, hand held at 1/250 ISO 400.

I wish you all Happy Holidays, Marry Christmas, and Happy New Year

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Wonderful image, Mario. Well timed, with a skillful combination of sharpness and a sense of those wings all aflutter. Good POV and cropping, too. Merry Christmas and holiday greetings to you and yours as well.

  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-12-24 18:12]

Hello Mariol,
Fantastic image of the Wood duck. Perfect timing. Great focus, sharpness and details. Nice POV.May be next year you will have more wood ducks .
Merry X-Mas and Happy Holidays to you too.

Hello Mario,

Great picture of this duck. Good composition. Nice light and beautiful colours.

Hello Mario,
Very good composition. Good sharpness versus unsharpness..
Well done
Merry Christmas!

hello Mario

thanks alot to sharing this image, because as yoo see
and critiqued it in my last Wood Duck, this kind of
duck is one of my favorite to take in photo, and i like
the wings open here in this photo, good pov of your image

here the pond is froze, maybe they will be a couple
of Wood Duck on the river, i have to go see if there is



  • Great 
  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-12-28 6:50]

Hi Mario, great action shot! The female is making a splash for Chrtistmass, well caught, nice sharpness and detail, great pov.
Cheers and best wishes

  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-12-31 6:10]

Bonjour Mario,

Belle prise l'action est bien saisi et le canard est superbe.

Merci et bonne année.

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