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Sitting Duck, for Gert

Sitting Duck, for Gert
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Copyright: Mike Hodgson (Fisher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D-200, Nikkor AF-S VR 70-200mm f/2.8
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications to Gert [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-15 14:09
Viewed: 4745
Points: 26
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A city Mallard Hen for Gert, the Duckman of Trek N.

I used my D200 with my newly aquired Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR lens.
I'm slowly building up to the flying ducks, I'm not a marksman yet, soon. LOL
I have no tits to show you Gert, cause we don't have em' ;)


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Hi Mike,
Very nice picture and very good sharpness.
Good shot.
Best regards,
Have a nice week end

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-12-15 15:04]

Hi Mike,

Long time no see! This is a very sharp picture. Well composed and great exposure. Well done & TFS!


Well done on all counts Mr. Hodgson.
Nice rig..even if it's a Nikon :)
Merry Christmas!

Hello Mike,
So as I saw in your gallery, you are becoming a duck man too ;) This female is very well photograph and I like those great details and movement you caught. Nice control of exposure too as this white is perfect! Well done,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-15 21:13]

Hello Mike

Very good detail and colour in this shot.You have captured an interesting pose.Good POV and DOF.The details in the plumage is spectacular.I like the overall tones and colours too.Great shot.TFS


Hi Mike,
thanks for this lovely picture. The colour tones are beautiful. Sharpness and exposure are spot on.
I think you are a Duckman too but more educated.;-)
Beautiful work, mf.

Merry Christmas

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-12-16 11:58]

Hi Mike.
You know, I see tons of these female mallards every day, yet I have never seen the inside of their wings, as your photo shows. Your picture shows very well the fluffy white feathers. Excellent sharpness and exposure.
TFS. : )

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-12-16 13:37]

Hello Mike,
Wondeful capture.All positive effects of your new lens are well seen here:).Exposure is spot on details are crisp clear.POV,lighting,colors and composition are also excellent.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-12-16 22:34]
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Very nice pose you've captured Mike!
So how are you liking the D200?

Nice shot, you nailed the exposure and detail. Well taken, I was out back behind the Mall this weekend where the wife was shopping. They have a small pond which is frequented by ducks and geese. While she shopped for several hours I practiced getting the ducks beating there wings, had a blast trying different setting combinations.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-19 4:15]

Hi Mike

A charming picture of this cute Mallard duck and a very nice dedication to our "duckman" :)
The pose you managed to capture it in is indeed great - it's rare we get the chance to see the underside of their wings so clearly.
Also, i really like the sharpness here - impeccable - and the soht warm light comming from the back and making those feathers shine so beautifully.
The colors and tones are lovely everywhere adn teh composition is great.
Very well done!

Bravo and TFS

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-12-21 16:44]

Hi Mike,
Great Sitting Female Mallard capture.
I like your pov,her pose,colors,dof,focus,sharpness,frame and note.TFS
Merry Christmas,

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-10 5:07]

I love the action capture here, Mike! great colours and details -- hurry back ! We miss you!!


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