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Copyright: Mircea Costina (mirceax) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 49 N: 1356] (6261)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon 300mm F4L IS USM + 1.4x ext
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/4000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Selen's Favorites II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-03 15:36
Viewed: 4111
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), also known as the wild duck, is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and sub-tropical areas of North America, Europe and Asia. Probably the best-known of all ducks, it gave rise to most domestic ducks, apart from the Muscovy Duck.
It is strongly migratory in the northern parts of its breeding range, and winters farther south; it is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies. It also frequents Central America and the Caribbean, and has been introduced into Australia and New Zealand.
In captivity, Mallards come in wild-type plumages, white, and other colours. Most of these colour variants are rare but increasing in domestic collections.
Mallards are hunted and eaten as game. The flesh has a stonger flavour than that of the more commonly eaten domestic ducks.(wikipedia.com)

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2009-02-03 15:39]

Bonjour Mircea,

superbe clich tout est parfaitement au focus, les couleurs sont superbe et l'action aussi ...Bravo et merci de la partager.

Mircea, great final approach shot of the Hen Mallard. Good detail and framing. I like how you left space on the left hand side!!


Superb photo, excellent sharpness, delightful composition, the light and shadows on the Mallard are good.

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  • danar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 57 W: 0 N: 17] (273)
  • [2009-02-03 17:30]

buna Mircea.

Frumoasa compozitia , imaginea e foarte clara , iar culorile sunt superbe .
Felicitari !


Hello Mircea,
WOW! Spectacular shot, wonderful timing, superb sharpness, good depth of field, beautiful natural colors, excellent details and nice catchlight in the eye.

hello mircea,
great capture, you have freezed the shot with perfection, excellent pov and good details,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Mircea,

Great action shot with good detail showing the air brakes and everything with the drooped nose like the concord aircraft. The background fites the subject well which is shown with good composition, well done!!!



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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2009-02-03 23:52]

Hi Mircea,
That's a very good action shot. Pose you caught, clarity, exposure control, focus, sharpness and POV look so nice. TFS

Hello Mircea,
great shot, very interesting pose, excellent sharpness!

Best regards, Leonid

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-04 0:38]

Salut Mircea
O poza perfecta, lumina buna si culori frumoase, ca ai prins pasarea in zbor nu mai ce sa zic.
Numai bine.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-02-04 0:53]

Hola Mircea.
estupenda captura y timing,
detalles y focos sobresalientes.
saludos amigo.

I would like to take a pic like this.. Marvellous!


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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2009-02-04 7:40]

Hi Mircea
This is such an incredible action shot!
The details and shapness are amazing, wonderful composition
Great job!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-04 8:45]

Hello Mircea,
Perfect timing! The composition is wonderful. Excellent POV, sharpnes and natural colours. Good DOF.

Hello Mircea! Well, what a tremendous shot! You were in the right place, right angle, right lighting. It is a photo that I will study long and hard. Excellent work, incredible detail. TFS! Linda

Witaj Mircea
It is possible to envy such duck. Fantastic dynamic moment. Excellent sharpness and colours.
Pozdrawiam - Roma

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