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Copyright: Joseph Simard (jossim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor AF 70-300 1:4-5.6 G
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Anatidae photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-18 16:52
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Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The Duck mallard Description the superb Duck mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), also called Duck malard, is the wild duck the best known one in the world. It is impossible not to recognize the male of this species when it is covered with its bridal plumage. The head and the neck, of a chatoyant green, are delimited by a white collar under which the plumage extends from the chest, of an intense chestnut. The lower parts and the sides are gray pale. The back and the wings are brown grisâtre and those are raised of a mirror (square spot of the wing more brilliant than the remainder of the plumage) purplished on the wing, close to the body. The tail blanchâtre, decorated of black on its two faces, is decorated of two turned up black feathers (see figure 1) on the line of centers of its higher face, a characteristic which makes it possible to distinguish a reproductive male. It has the yellow nozzle, and the orange legs and feet. The plumage of the female is coloured much less. The back of this one is mottled of brown and its chest, strongly striped, is chamois and brown dark. One recognizes especially the Duck mallard female with the mirror (brilliant spot on the wing, close to the body) bordered of white, similar to that of the male. The legs and the feet are orange, just like the nozzle, which is sometimes mottled of black.

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Hello Joseph,
very good moment you captured! Great colours/lighting, great sharpness and POV. This is a very nice composition. Thank you for posting.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-03-18 17:17]

Hello Joseph,
An excellent in flight shot.
Good lighting,great colours and nice sharp detail.
Nice little catchlight in the eye too.
Great shot!


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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2006-03-18 18:02]

Hi Joseph,
Great in-flight, a wonderful pose you captured. Saturation is a bit to much IMO but that's a matter of personal taste.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-03-18 19:08]

Hello Joseph,
great action shot, the light and colors are very nice. POV and sharpness is right on with just the right amount of motion blur. Good compostion and lovely framing.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-03-18 20:43]

Excellente photo Joseph, tellement nette et claire. Belle composition. Bien vue et bien réalisée. Bravo.


Magnificent Joseph.
I do not think it gets much better than this..of course, Gert may disagree ;-}
Very well done!

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-03-18 22:29]
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Hi Joseph
Looks like he is applying the air brakes to avoid flying into you.
Great shot excellently captured with the movement, in the wings of this very colourful subject, superbly frozen.
The composition is beautiful, the colours are lovely and well saturated, the DOF is good showing very sharp details, and the exposure was expertly managed giving good account of the contrast between the dark and the brighter areas.
Very well done and TFS.

Excellent inflight shot,such a lovely moment:)
Well taken...

Hi Joseph,
Wonderful capture. Lovely light giving very nice colours. Your choice of shutter speed has frozen the bird in flight well but still leaving motion in wing tips creating a dynamic image.

Hi Joseph,
Excellent in-flight capture!
Very good details and very nice colour,
perfect timing and good lighting.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-03-19 3:40]

Joseph bonjour, magnifique ce shot de col vert en vol sur le point de se poser je pense. Les couleurs sont bien saturées et le piqué excellent. Belle lumiere egalement. Dans ma liste de favoris!! TFS, Didier.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-03-19 4:49]

Hi Joseph,
This is another qualityshot. The details - look at the waterdrops - and the colors are impressing. Excellent timing Joseph!


Comme tu peux le constater mon ordinateur est réparer je reviens sur le site. Très belle photo que ce colvert. les couleurs ,les contrastes et le BGsont tous parfaits.
Bravo et merci

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-03-20 1:41]

Hi Joseph, I think these Mallards are the most photographed duck on TN, and you have a great shot of this one. Super pose, good colours and details - well done, BRAVO!

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-03-20 5:20]

Hi Joseph,
A beautiful shot. The lighting is superb, the colours are excellent. The exposure has worked very well. limiting movement to the wings. Great shot.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2006-03-20 19:59]

Hi Joseph,

Beautiful capture and well done on the composition. Excellent work. Bravo.


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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2006-03-20 22:08]

Lindo...!!! Muito boa foto, em um momento muito 'feliz'. Uma composição, cores e nitidez muito boas.

Beautiful...!!! Very good picture, in one moment a lot 'happy'. A composition, colors and very good clearness.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-03-21 13:54]

Hello Joseph, very nice in flight capture of this mallard. I love the colours and the lighting. An excellent composition. Well done.

Well captured Joseph,
Good clear and sharp detail. Good colours, composition and exposure.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.

Such a beautiful shot you have captured here. Congratulations on a job well done.

Nice colors and lighting on this fantastic in flight capture or is it take off it seems? I gonna have to say take off since there is water dripping off the mallard. :)

Hello Joseph,
This is an excelent shot. Very well done on lighting. Picture has great details and colours too. Everything works.
I like it a lot!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-04-13 13:20]

Hello Joseph,
Wonderful capture.POV,colors,sharpness and composition are excellent.TFS

bonjour joseph
tres belle galerie d'oiseau ,mais c'est sur celle-ci que je m'arrete.pour la netteté du sujet,ses couleurs surtout le vert de la tete.

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  • kona Silver Star Critiquer [C: 35 W: 3 N: 0] (875)
  • [2006-12-26 6:02]

Hi joseph-san excellent capture and composed photo, excellent use of perfect inflight shot,Splendid decisive moment and great using shutter speed!Best wishes, kona

bonjour, encore une fois une superbe photographie Joseph,
j'aimes prendre en photo des canard en action
(attérissage, décollage)

encore une fois le rendu des couleurs est très fidèle,
j'aimes le flou des rémiges et surtout la goûtte d'eau
au bas de sa patte, et aussi cette espace inférieur droite
vers où ce beauc canard colvert a son regard

ta photo qui est une vrai régale pour les yeux
est dans mes photos favoris

merci beaucoup pour ce partage


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