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Ducklings following Mommy

Ducklings following Mommy
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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: 2010-05-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd, FUJINON ZOOM LENS 28-300mm Equiv.135
Exposure: f/4.9, 1/800 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Soft on the eye images, Fotos con Alma [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-05-24 5:47
Viewed: 4103
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, at the Nature Park near my home
there is 3 ponds, one small pond then a stream
to the principal biggest pond then another stream
to a 3th pond again a small one, in the last days
i was surprized to see 2 Mallards familys with the
ducklings in the 3th pond

here in Montréal area habitually we see our
first mallard ducklings in end of june early july,
this year i am seeing 2 familys of mallard ducklings,
it is very early for us, but this year we where in spring
since early march, this year we almost did not have
a winter this year is a amazing year, even for the
vegetations this year we are 1 or 2 months in advance

i have to tell you i love when the water colour is blue
but i also love when the water colour is green

here is a link to the Mallard Duck



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9 ducklings, soooo cute.
Hi Asbed, this moment is lovely, I'm always happy when I see them swimming behind mommy.
You captured them so nice and with a beautiful reflection in the water. I like the colours, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hallo Asbed
Thanks for sharing this delightful image of this family of ducks. It is so pleasant to look at such a relaxed scenery. The little ones are so cute and adoreable and the mommy is very elegant and really charming. You have done a great job here with this scene. It is very pleasing to the eye and to the heart. I agree with you about the colour of the water, green or blue, either way, it is beautiful.Best regards.

Bonjour Asbed,

Les réflexions sur l'eau sont des atouts à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du canard colvert femelle et de ses canetons qui font une sortie en famille. La bonne luminosité fait ressortit la beauté des couleurs. Bonne journée.


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2010-05-24 7:43]

Hi Asbed!
Fantastic!....9 babies :)))
A lovely, tender scene!!
I love green water me too. Splendid light and reflections. The details are very good.
Your picture is as beautiful as mine.
Kind regards.
Ciao! vanda

Hi Asbed,
Ah! another photo full of tenderness! reminds me of the latest photo of Vanda!
Excellent work, as always is full of natural elements, is like watching the scene with the naked eye. Good work with light, to maintain an excellent balance... and... that row of baby ducks, looks wonderful and eloquent! Thanks for sharing this photo! Regards, Jesús

Hi Asbed,

an very cute piture with good pov and sharpness.
Fine colours.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-05-24 11:48]

Hi Asbed. This has to win for a cute picture today. It looks like 9 to me as well. The female looks so proud of her new family.Well seen and taken with good derail. TFS.

Una toma entrañable y de bellísimos y naturales colores.
Un abrazo Asbed: J. Ignasi.

Ciao Asbed, great capture of lovely family, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness, fascinating reflections and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • ubc64 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
  • [2010-05-24 14:25]

Hi Asbed,

Great Mallard family shot! Good details and colours. In addition to the attractive family images, I like the reflections of the grass in the beautiful green water and the piece of shoreline for context. You've positioned the mother and her ducklings very nicely in the photo. It's interesting that the ducklings are following so closely; probably they are not very old. Coincidentally, I saw a mother Mallard and her family at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary yesterday. Several of those ducklings didn't want to stay with momma when they went for a swim. I know that it's just the way that they naturally hold their bills, but Mallard mothers always seem to look so pleased with themselves and their families. TFS.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-05-24 17:33]

Hello Asbed,
This is so sweet my blood sugars going up. A superb capture with excellent quality my friend. thank you Asbed.

Good Morning MF Asbed,

Incredible capture of this mom and her babies:)
Very cute and great capture MF!
TFS and have a nice day!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-05-25 8:17]

Salut Asbed,finalement une image sans difficulte' pour toi ..eheh..tres jolie famille et tres tendre photo,superbe qualite' des details et couluers.Mes compliments et bonne soiree',LUCIANO

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-05-25 12:50]

Hello Asbed,
What a proud Mum and the little ones look gorgeous!! A very nice sharp capture showing a peaceful environment in lovely colours.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

bonjour Asbed
adorable scene de famille !!
tu as pris cette photo d'un excellent POV et les details sont superbes
j'aime bien les canetons en groupe très serré nageant derrière leur maman,
c'est vrai que l'eau verte donne aussi de belles photos

chez nous, c'est juste le contraire, nous avions un hiver beaucoup plus long et plus rude que d'habitude, et la nature a des semaines de retard, c'est le monde à l'envers
Passe une bonne nuit

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-05-25 16:42]

Hi Asbed,
very beautiful mother nature shot. Love and beauty in a stream of ducklings and mommy.
Beautiful view and nice scenery. I think it would be much more lively with less water in the foreground.
Nicely composed.


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