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You are disturbing our siesta

You are disturbing our siesta
Photo Information
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: 2006-07-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix F601zoom, SUPER EBC FUJINON LENS 3X Optical Zoom
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alex99 favorite photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-22 11:17
Viewed: 2828
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello, here is a photo from my archives
taken with my 3 megapixel digital
compact camera that i love and
i would like to share it,

young mallard ducks in their siesta,
the one of the midlle seems to tell me
« You are disturbing our siesta »

here is a text on the mallard mother
but caracteristique to several
speecies of birds

« The Mallard is an excellent mother,
however. She will stop at frequent
intervals to collect and brood,
or warm, her young. If surprised by
an intruder, she is likely to go flapping
and squawking across the ground,
as if injured. This feigned injury may
not fool a human, but undoubtedly
lures predators away. »

for the complete text on the mallards


thanks for viewing and critiques

eqshannon, Jamesp, jaycee, Royaldevon, mirceax, Luis52, Juyona, angybone, jusninasirun, uleko, goldyrs, boreocypriensis has marked this note useful
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Hello Asbed
I just love the look of mallard junior as you have disturbed him!!....the colours and sharpness are spot on...as is the scene of the sleepy juniors.

My best regards

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-02-22 13:18]

Hello Asbed,
Very curious picture, they look so relaxed indeed they
have a eye on you.. Beautiful composition.. Well done


You really pegged this one Asbed...on all counts...well centered subject. Well coloured and contrasted...very nice details and enough background to make it overall interesting...Superb!

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-22 14:21]

Hi Asbed

Great composition from a great low POV. Good detail too.


Hello Asbed,

What a great shot!
The composition is a real eye-catcher before one looks at the subject!
Three makes for a good subject composition although it would seem, from the expression, that one at least doesn't want to co-operate with you!

Excellent sharpness and good, well-saturated colours!

kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-02-22 14:53]

Hi Asbed
This is a very nice image
well done.

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-02-22 15:39]

Bonjour Asbed,
Jolie composition, on peut ressentir le lien familial dans cette image. De belles couleurs naturelles, un bon piqué, merci du partage!


Bonsoir Asbed,
Tu as réussi une excellente capture de ces canards, très belle photo, avec des beaux détails et couleurs.
Félicitations et bon week-end!


Hello Asbed,
Great shot, excellent sharpness, superb vivid colors and good light.

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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-02-23 3:58]

hi Asbed,
great shot! very cute with the 2 still resting with their beaks tucked away, and the one in the middle looking at you, not too impressed. great moment captured. great work! tfs

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-02-23 5:01]

Hola Asbed,
precioso cuadro,
colores naturales y simpática escena y pov,

Oh they do look cozy and warm on those rocks, don't they? Nice moment you captured here. :)

Hello Asbed,

This is a very peaceful gathering. The one in front does not look very please here. Nice shot under bright light at the edge of the water. It makes a lot of different in the composition. Thanks for sharing this and have a wonderful weekend.


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-02-23 6:40]

Hola Asbed.
Toda la familia reunida aqui en un buen baño de sol. Agradables tonos de colores y una muy buena iluminacion lograda.
Saludos Asbed.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-02-23 7:47]

Hi Asbed,

This family is adorable. What nerve you had to disturb them. I love the look the one is giving you. A wonderful scene on the rock by the water.


Bonjour Asbed,
Superbe composition, tous les détails sont très précis, c'est une très belle photo tout en focus.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-23 9:33]

Hi Asbed.
Amazing by subject and by quality picture. Touching scene, vibrant colours, stunning details and sharpness (DOF is really selected perfectly), sunlight is also very impressive and have allowed to show all beauty of the captured scene. My compliments and Bravo.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-23 20:46]

Hello Asbed

Great clarity.
This is a beautiful Summer scene.The focus is sharp with lovely detail.
excellent exposure and lighting here,the colours are natural.
Well composed,you have an interesting subject and the way the ducks are posed creates a lovely balance.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-24 10:14]

Hello Asbed,
Lovely capture of these three young ones huddled together in beautiful light. Excellent sharpness and lovely natural colours too. It looks like a nice and warm "bedrock"! Excellent composition too.
Many thanks, Ulla

Bonjour Asbed,
j'ai raté quelques unes de tes photos, je manque hélas de temps pour le moment,
celle ci est parfaite, que ce soit au niveau des couleurs, que de la mise au point ou même de la compsosition, rien a dire sinon:
" magnifique !!!! "

je repasse demain avec un joli smiley tout vert

I wonder how I missed this wonderful pic!Nice POV/DOF and your note makes it even better!Beautiful work of art!
Thank you for sharing!
Regards and respect,

Good Morning MF Asbed,

Lovely sharp image, the POV is nice and effective too. I think the shallow DOF worked exceptionally well here. Great work mate.
TFS and have a nice WE!


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