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A pretty Pochard *For Ulla*

A pretty Pochard *For Ulla*
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM, Digital ISO-200, Hoya 77mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Harry Eggens favorite bird shots, Loot's Favourites 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-14 7:06
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Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This one is for Ulla for all her superb photos and lovely critiques. Thankyou Ulla!

Another one from Stocker's Lake. This time a slightly better POV, I think.

Please refer to my last post for info on this Red-Crested Pochard.

I hope you like it!

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The beauty of the portrait image of this Pochard is beyond description, Joe.
Truly stunning sharpness and colours here.
Perhaps even my own eyes (old and weakening as they are already) would miss a great deal of beauty you have packed into this picture through your craft and talent as a nature photographer.
A fitting gift for Ulla.
TFS and cheers.

Super close in....and for Ulla is a nice gesture...somehow I think my lichen doesn't do her the justice that this duck image does...They certainly are not afraid. I can get 1-200 feet and they usually start turning away....very nice Joey!

Hi Joe,

Very nice close-up picture of Red-crested Pochard. The colours are very nice bright and plumage in the head looks quite airy. Excellent sharp details and nice POV and composition. Very good work.



Hi Joe!

Ulla will be pleased: such a beautiful male for her... (I just hope I'm right and it is a male!).


From my point of view, the POV is actually better than the last one. I'm also impressed by the delightful colours and the richness of details, very well highlighted by the close up.

There's not much more to say about that picture except it's really beautiful!

Kind regards


Magnifique portrait qui met bien en évidence les couleurs étonnantes de cet oiseau.
Bonne journée.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-04-14 8:31]

HI Joe, just marking for now, i'll be back!

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-04-14 8:40]

Joey, needless to say anything, that's a fantastic shot, so close and beautiful. You manage your technical skills with sensitivity. I love the details of the cheek, with all the little droplets shining. Thank you,


Lovely shot Joe, with beautiful vivid colours and nice composition. Is it the same Pochard than Necip here? Interesting to compare your both photos. I like the both!
Best regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-04-14 9:17]

Hello Joe!!
You couldn't have given me a nicer present!! I'm ever so grateful! I really love this bird, it is a favourite of mine! It's such a happy-looking bird and its colours are fantastic. Your capture is really first-class and shows its beauty so well. I'm very impressed by your progress on TN Joe!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-14 9:30]

Hi Joe,

Another wonderfully superb shot of this Pochard. A lovely dedication to Ulla and I see that she loves it.


Hello Joe,
Seems you two R shooting portraits of the same beautiful pochard..
Is this a competition then?
Because if it is, I'd be hard pressed to pick the winner here :)
Very well done,

very good joe!
perfect and exellent!

This profile portrait is extraordinary Joe, from the viewpoints of fine macrophotography and aesthetics, I'm sure our friend Ulla will be delighted with this fine dedication.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-04-14 11:43]

Hi Joe

Excellent close up shot of the Pochard
Nicely composed with a lovely pose and I agree that this shot has a better POV than your previous post.
The feather detail is very good with a nice catchlight in the eye and the water droplets too.
Nice warm colour tones and lovely light.
I'm sure Ulla is pleased with her dedication.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-04-14 12:24]

Hi . Have just got home so can only mark this good picture for now.


very beautiful colors!great sharpness and perfect detail!great capture!

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-14 13:20]

Hi Joe

Really excellent detail here - good POv and good colour too.


Hello Joe
This lovely Pochard has been a subject of mine as well last weekend..But I didnt get anything near as good as this..This is just fantastic..Its well composed..sharp as a knife..need I go on!!
Its stunning work.
I tip my hat to you Sir..and dance a little jig!!
Top Work Joe
I must try harder!!

hi Joe,
I think that I make send to put it in the bath when I take a bath!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tfs sERGIO

Joey, this is incredible! Very nice focus, your photos have infleunced me into taking photos like these, but not as good of coarse. Lots of patience needed! Mountains are just there, but lots of physical difficulty. Cheers Josh Lewis.

Hi my beloved friend Joey,
A superb portrait shot of this pretty pochard! and nice dedication to our joint friend Ulla!
Greetings from Cyprus!
Here is very hot! Summer was came!

Perfect close up, Joe.
Good DOF!
A wonderful photo from a SLPG member (Stocker's Lake Photography Group):-).
Nicely done for Ulla.

I don't like to repeat myself Joe, but I can't do anything else looking at this great beauty.
What a superb close-up shot with fantastic sharpness, calrity, feather details and colors you are showing us here again today.
If I like it.............You better be sure :)
The duck can pop out of my screen any moment!!!
Outstanding work my friend.

Cheers, Harry

Hello Joe,
Congratulations on this perfect portrait of very beutiful male pochard. I have never closer as much as yours. Today I captured several shots, but always from far. Excellent sharp details, fabulous coloration and great POV. This is great dedication our friend Ulla. Thanks for sharing this beauty
best wishes

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-04-14 19:33]

Outstanding image!! Very beautiful bird and you've captured it magnificently.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-14 23:25]

Hi Joe,
Outstanding profile shot of this gorgeous looking Pochard with amazing colours and sharp details on its plumage. The tiny droplets on its body makes the image dramatic. I like that great red eye and the red bill shining in the natural light. Should have made Uleko so happy. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-04-15 2:34]

Hi Joe,a fantastic portrait,wonderfull colours and incredible sharpenss,very very very nice,my best compliments,Luciano

Hi Joe

Great portrait, dazelling light.
Great plumage detail, well composed.

Hi Joe, great dedication to our friend Ulla, splendid details, wonderful colors and superb sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-15 11:49]

Hello Joe,
This Pochard from an other side. Indeed the POV is perfect, but also the sharpness and details. Excellent saturated colours. Very good composition and BG.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-15 21:21]

Hello Joe,
You are behind the Pochard now a days. Superb posting and excellent image. I just love the eyes and its focus. Keep it up. Ganesh

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-04-15 22:13]

Hello Joe,
Ulla was delighted with this one!
It is indeed a beauty, a species we hope to photograph when we are in Mallorca next week, but we won't get this close!
Excellent sharpness ans detail in this close-up of a male Red-crested Pochard.
Superb! TFS!

Hello Joe,
A wonderful portrait of a lovely bird!
Excellent quality of the close-up as every hair in the feathers can be counted...
Great colour reproduction and a well composed presentation!
Pablo -

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