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Mallard Lift-off


Mallard Lift-off
Photo Information
Copyright: Bill Houghton (poppygan59) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 344] (2516)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark 111, Canon EF300mm 4/L IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-20 3:18
Viewed: 2601
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mallard ducks are the most common and recognizable wild ducks in the Northern Hemisphere. You’ll find them near ponds, marshes, streams, and lakes, where they feed on plants, invertebrates, fish, and insects.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-20 3:28]

Hi Bill,fantastic pic at the top of difficulty! What a sharpenss,details and colors and what a spectacular reflections on the water,one of the best mallard pics of this season,no doubt!! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

What a timing, Bill!
The image is a wonder, indeed. Not only are the droplets of dispersed water frozen at the moment of take-off but also a perfect reflection of the Mallard has been captured on placid water functioning like a mirror.
Kudos!
Ram

Hello Bill
Great in flight shot.Wonderful colours and reflections.Great timing.Congrats!
Thank You
Best regards
J.Diogo

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-20 6:28]

Hello Bill,
Fantastic in flight shot of this Mallard with a gorgeous reflection of the colours on the water. Superb sharpness, details and taken in a perfect timing.
Regards,
Peter

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2012-06-20 7:05]

Hello Bill,
Awesome picture ! Superb details, clarity and colors ! Impressive reflection & composition ! TFS Tina

Super timing and nice composition

Hi Bill,
excellent composition. Amazing reflections in water. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,
Maciek

Hello Bill,
great in-flight shot of this Mallard with good sharpness and fine symmetry created by the reflections on the water. I also like the beautiful colours.
Best wishes,
Helmut

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-06-20 13:01]

Hello Bill.
Beautiful! Nicely composed with the motion in the wings. You can feel the speed! Love it!Best regards Siggi

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-06-20 22:11]

Hi Bill.
I like symmetry of the image, quality of the original and mirror images and excellent timing. Pictures moment is very impressive. Kind regards and best wishes.
Alexei.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-06-20 22:58]

Hello Bill,
Excellent photo of this flying Mallard, great sharpness and very nice colors, TFS!

Hi Bill,

Lovely Action Shot , the drops of water are special, the bird is bit soft which is acceptable in an action shot..Lovely once again.. one of best shots i have seen

Regards,
Goutham R

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