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Mallard duck in low flight

Mallard duck in low flight
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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: 2008-11-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P60, NiKKOR 5X OPTICAL ZOOM VR
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): aquatic birds No2 !, JLinaresP Favorite HQ shots [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-03-09 5:59
Viewed: 4348
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, here is another from my archives,
the background it is the river water, i was
standing on a rock at the border of the river

from the All About Birds website

« Male Description
Breeding (Alternate) Plumage: Head iridescent
dark green. Narrow white neck ring.
Breast chestnut-brown. Back and wings
brownish gray. Underparts light grayish.
Rump and under tail black, with white area
just in front along flanks. Tail white on outside
with black middle feathers. Central tail feathers
curled up toward back. Bill yellow to greenish,
with black nail at tip. Eyes dark. Feet red.

Eclipse (Basic) Plumage: Crown dark green.
Face pale brownish. Dark line through eye.
Breast warm brown. Body and wings
mottled brown, white, and buff.
Slight upturn to central tail feathers.
Bill clear yellowish olive. »



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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-03-09 6:08]

Hi Asbed,
a sensational picture.
Perfect POV top with details and colors. I think this is one of the best photos of you.
Best regards,

Ciao Asbed, splendid capture of wonderful flying bird with fantastic colors, wonderful BG, perfect focus, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hallo Asbed
Hallo Asbed
Great shot of this Mallard duck in the air. The display of its variegated, opened wingspan is beautiful and shown well against the neutral background. I love the relaxed feel that surrounds it. The duck's prominent features are well seen even from afar. A great in flight shot, captured with great skill. The colours are striking. Best regards and thanks for sharing.

Hello Asbed,
Beautiful, clear and purified! one of your best photos, but does not provide much sensation of movement as your 1/2000s, the technical quality itself is very impressive. beautiful work, with great POV. TFS, regards from Venezuela. Jesús

Hi Asbed.
Great close-up and wonderful capture of this duck with nice colors.
A very hard to do photo but very good taken.Well done.
Friendly greetings.Alin.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-03-09 8:16]

Dynamic capture Asbed,
with attractive focus and pov.
well defined and natural colors.
no doubt a great work.
saludos amigo

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-03-09 8:19]

Hi Asbed,
Mallard ...
Front wings and legs with a lovely composition.Sharp detail and color are great.
Best wishes,

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-03-09 8:29]

Hello Asbed, great in-flight shot. The wing position in the air, composition and details are first class.
TFS and G's,

Hello Asbed,
A great moment. Super sharpness and colors.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-03-09 10:04]

Hello Asbed,
Beautiful photo of this mallard in flight. Good sharpness, details and natural colours. Excellent POV.

Hello asbed,

very good inflight shot with lots of details and fine colours.


Hi Asbed,

An expertly taken in-flight capture of a pretty mallard while the wings spreading out from a great POV with perfect exposure.
TFS and have a nice night MF!


Hello Asbed, wonderful shot of a flying beauty with nice composition.
TFS and regards,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-03-09 18:38]

Hello Asbed,
Great in-flight photo of this beautiful mallard. The detail is tac sharp, I also like how well the blue patches on the wings show up. The feathers are spread out so nicely and the colors are gorgeous. Super work!!!

Hi Asbed. Wonderful capture of a flying mallard.
TFS and kind regards!

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-03-09 23:21]

Cher Asbed!

Tu nous présentes une image de grande qualité technique et qui, en plus, est très plaisante. Elle pourrait également servir comme étude aéronautique! Sachant qu'il n'est pas facile de réaliser ce genre d'images d'oiseaux en vol, tu as d'autant plus de mérite.



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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-03-10 3:22]

Hi Asbed,
vey beautiful and well captured in good light and sharpness.
The colours stand out beautifully.
Well done.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-03-10 7:15]

Hello Asbed,
A very fine and well-time capture of the Mallard drake displaying its beautiful wings. Great focus, sharp details and well framed too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Asbed,
a very beautiful capture of this male Mallard in-flight, very good sharpness, great timing, splendid colours, a very nice composition with a beautiful plastic posture of this marvellous duck.
Best regards

Excelente enfoque y espectacular pose de este pato. El encuadre es de "libro" y el fondo muy oportuno.
Saludos Asbed: J. Ignasi.

You caught this Mallard in perfect form Asbed. Nice capture. You framed it well and you have rich colours through it. It's also very well focused. Congratulation! Trevor

bonjour Asbed
tu as des vrais bijoux dans tes archives, cette photo est vraiment superbe
le colvert est trè net et figé dans une magnifique pose
l'eau de la rivière du BG le met bien en valeur
passe une bonne nuit

hello Asbed,
one of your best shot ever, great photo!
"keep photographing!" TFS

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-03-12 17:19]

Hola Asbed.
One of Your best photos. Beuatiful Asbed.
Great work.
Have a nice WE.

Salut Asbed,
Great timing. The POV You used was excellent, nice sharpness on the mallard with plenty of details. The composition's simple yet very effective. Pleasant photo to look at. Tfs.
Have a nice day, friendly regards, László

Bonjour Asbed,

Tu as bien saisi ce canard colvert en vol. La prise de vue permet de voir avec précision les détails et les couleurs du canard colvert. Le sujet est bien cadré. La qualité de la lumière rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2010-04-01 14:13]

Une autre superbe photo d'un oiseau en vol! Ce Colvert est vraiment spectaculaire Asbed! Clair et net c'est de toute beauté, bravo!


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2010-09-14 0:10]

Woww!! Great capture of this mallard in fly!!
Amazing sharpness and details of the plumage!!
Marvellous natural colours.
Excellent composition.
Very well done.
Ciao Asbed! Vanda

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