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peace and love

peace and love
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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: 2007-05-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd, FUJINON ZOOM LENS 28-300mm Equiv.135
Exposure: f/4.9, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Peace and Love [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-07 16:26
Viewed: 3490
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello yesturdays pic that i posted, they where fights
between wood ducks males for one female,
my title was « i will not join to your fights »
but in his critiques RP1 (Roger Proulx)
give it another title in french « le triangle amoureux »
thanks to Roger, next time if i will do a photo
like yesturdays posting the title will be
« love relationship triangle » « le triangle amoureux »

for todays pic my title was already decided
to be « The couple », but after reading
Bob's (eqshannon) critique, i decide to change the tilte,
the new title is « peace and love »

here some words fron Bob's critique :

« I say this with a smile...I am not much of a fighter
and when there is a fight, I go away...»

«...wish everyone in the world felt this way....
we would have no wars and when they happened
we could laugh and they would stop...»

Bob, in this image where there is tenderness,
in this image where there is serenity
in this where there is peace, and where there is love
between the couple of wood duck,
this image that before your critique
the title that i want to give was « The couple »
after reading your critique i changed the tilte
the new title « peace and love »

and i dedicate this image for you my good friend Bob

this image too is shoot'n at a speed of 1/1600s
you ask why, it is because you never kno when
the fights between the male start or you never
kno when they decide to takeoff, so the shutter
speed always at 1/1600s i am ready too shoot them

the shutter speed at 1/1600s specialy when
i don't have image stabilizer in my camera

in my yesturdays posted image i was still
at ISO200, in this photo i am at ISO400
it is around that time that i start to
shoot at ISO400 and i never changed

JoseMiguel, eqshannon, sunkirana, MMM, Adanac, Luis52, Juyona, Argus, mirceax, Evelynn, lise, RP1, tkp1165 has marked this note useful
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To Evelynn: the wood ducks at the pond near where i leaveCeltickRanger 1 01-09 19:00
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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-01-07 16:45]

Bonsoir Asbed,

Bravo pour cette belle capture. Tu démentis le dicton, un vaut mieux que deux tu l'auras.


I am deeply humbled that you read some positive things in my message. You know we have a wooden carved heart on a dowel or stick here at the house. We used that stick every night before bed in the wilderness.....We put it up and all the kids would touch it with their palms..and say "Good night. Peace and Love". And in our heart, collectively as a large family and individually in their own families, they carry this message on...

Now...you image is a fine one and of course has some of my favorites..anything as good and sharp and a cannard...or perhaps a chick a dee...those have to go a long way before I would ever say anything bad about them....and perhaps it is because you brought up the subject...or perhaps it was what was in your spirit when you took this image....I see peace, love and tranquility! And may all see those qualities not only here but in every image they take and post.

Almost digital art Asbed, I like the mirroring, yes. But concerned with the post processing artifacts, seen on the wings of the left bird and more. Still well composed.

Warm regards,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-01-07 17:04]

Salut Asbed
Belle presentation.Beau POV et image nette avec un beau reflet .Les couleurs sont également jolie.
Merci Michel

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-01-07 18:19]

Hi Asbed,
What a lovely looking pair. The reflections in the calm water is beautiful and adds to this great composition. Thanks for sharing Asbed.

Hello Asbed,
very beautiful photo, good composition and nice pov, very good sharpness and spectacular vivid colors.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-01-07 19:29]

Hola Asbed.- Nice and sharp. Great image of this two Ducks living in peace. i like theyr colors.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-01-08 0:49]

Hola amigo,
sensacional captura,
bello foco y excelente pov y color...

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-08 1:18]

Hello Asbed,
Very nice capture of a pair of Wood Ducks in excllent lighting and taken from a fine POV. They show up well against the silvery water.
Thanks for sharing,
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-08 4:11]

Salut Asbed, et tu cachais ces photos là tout le temps ? :-) Bravo pour cette belle composition, le texte est aussi très intéressant, la qualité globale est superbe, merci !


Bonsoir Asbed,
Very good capture of this couple.
I like the way they're aligned and its clear reflections on the water.
The good light produced beautiful details and colours on its plumage.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Bonjour Asbed,

Une magnifique paire de canards. Dans cette image J'adore les couleurs bien saturées et la composition. La réflexion est aussi excellente.

Merci et félicitations!


This is a nice image and a nice note too. I am jealous of this shot. Was it taken in the wild. I can never get close enough to a wood duck to get even a distant shot. It has become a challenge for me. Some day.......maybe. I like the simplicity of the composition. The textures that the reflections add are really nice.
Evelynn : )

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2008-01-08 9:25]

Hi Asbed,
Beautiful little couple, good details and I like the cool color of the water.

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2008-01-08 15:11]

Bonjour Asbed,
Quelle belle prise de ce couple! Les reflets sont parfaits, belles couleurs naturelles.

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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2008-01-08 18:52]

Salut Asbed,
Content de voire que cette princesse a finalement fait un choix entre les deux mâles. Le calme est revenu. Dans la nature la femelle choisit le plus fort ou le plus vaillant. Peut être est ce mieux in ci pour le maintien de la race.
Belle série Asbed. Merci,

Bonjour Asbed,
Magnifique, tres`beau POV, superbes détails.

Encore moi,
le reflet est tout simplement parfait, très belle compo, bravo mon ami

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-10 8:54]

Hello Asbed

What a beautiful pair of wood ducks.
The colours are wonderful.
Excellent lighting and reflections.
Very good POV you really get good captures of these beautiful wood ducks.


The ducks are sharply focussed and good composition. But I think reflection of branches in the water and the branch infront are little distracting. May b u can try cloning it to see the effect. Anyways,.. good wok.

Hi Asbed
Another beautiful shot of the wood ducks. Out of all the ducks the wood duck is my favorite I love the colors of the wood duck. And you did a fantastic job on these two.

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2008-02-23 9:03]

Hi Asbed,
Nice mirrored reflections.Like the overall effect.

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