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Ducks Landing

Ducks Landing
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Copyright: Chi Liu (chiliu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF70-200/2.8L
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-10 4:30
Viewed: 4825
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Pacific Black Duck is one of Australia's most common species. It is a regular in nature or man-made waterways, as well as swimming pools, dams and often lawn aeras far from water , where they graze.

The Pacific Black Duck is perhaps the most widely recognised Australian duck species, as it becomes very tame around humans.

Its closely related to the domesticated Mallard, and will hybridize producing young with mixed features.

They also share similar courtship displays, involving chasing flights lead by the female, wing-snapping, whistles, water dribbing and circling by the male after copulation.

Photo taken at my local pond.

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Hello Chi, another beautiful natural shot - very clear and colorful. Fantastic composition and great details.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-07-10 4:59]

Hi Chi,

Great composition! Some will say there's too much space in the left, but I quite like that. I also love the reflections in the water. The two ducks landing simultiniously are perfect. Colors are great too. I just wonder whether you slightly oversharpened the picture as there's some noise in the BG. Well done & TFS!


Hello Chi,
beautiful shot, perfect timing, and wonderful warm colours. Thanks for posting it.

hello:) exellent is this photo:) exellent DOF and POV:) I like compo much and also this beauty moment:) great work



Beautiful capture, excellent lighting and well done on the composition and details.


Well captures here, both in focus. There like red arrows eh.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-07-10 9:43]

Very good capture, Chi. Dynamic picture with nice reflections. Well done.
Rgs, Aleksander

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-07-10 9:53]

A very nice capture Chi,
Nice action detail,great colours and lighting.
The reflections are great and you've even got a catchlight in the eyes.
Nice work,well done.


Chi Liu, Great action and poses seen in this landing shot. You have stopped the action very well, good sharpness and details. Just a tiny bit over-sharp IMHO. Well done!

Great shot Chi,
Well composed, good detail, colours and sharpness.
Nicely captured and well exposed, good POV.
You've got the action frozen perfectly, great timing.
Thanks for posting

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-10 11:49]

Chi Liu, another very nice action shot by you.

The reflection upon the water is an excellent "bonus". Besides, excellent composition and pov.

yet another super shot from you! well caught, not one but two!

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-07-10 13:21]

It's anice one Ch,
fantastic composing shot, great freesing shot, the pov is fantastic, good light, great job,
gr. Jaap

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-07-10 13:27]

Hello Chi, very nice shot with a perfect timing in the landing . Very well done TFS Didier.

Hi Chi !
A beautiful motion shot, with as a bonus, a wonderful reflection !
Thank you for sharing !

Great action shot Chi. Nice sharpness great composition with the ducks moving into the frame and very good colours. The reflection in the water really completes the picture in a great way.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-07-10 15:03]

Great Capture of these landing ducks Chi.Light,water and the ducks look very good.I love the composition.Nice pov.TFS

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-11 3:26]

Beautiful action shot for this superb landing couple ! Composition, pose, colors, details and sharpness are good ! Thanks for sharing Chi.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-11 3:50]

Hello Chi!
Very nice action capture.Moment you caught.Lighting,POV and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Wow.. you managed to capture one of the moments I am trying to shot since a long time. Excellent sharpness and colours. Lovely reflections in the water. Well done!

Hello Chi

This is a great shot. Timing is everything and you got it just right. Good POV and the reflection is superb. Nice work. Thanks.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-07-11 6:40]

Fantastic shot Chi, very well captured, just the right timing!:) Great composition, the reflection on the water just great! Very well done, thanks for sharing,

Perfect timing and an excellent composition. Focus and DOF are just right, everything is in focus. (Difficult!)

Hi Chi,
That was perfect timing to get them in full landing mode. Perfect composition and framing on this shot. Nice Job!

Beautiful capture of these birds in action. I like it! Good details and colors. Nice reflections in the water.


Very good picture, Chi.
Perfect timing, very well composed and good details.
The water and the reflection are very beautiful.
Great work.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-07-14 0:51]

Hello Chi!
Personal assessment of the photo: great. The light was very good at that time of the day.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-14 2:31]

Hi Chi, great capture. Well done for getting these both in focus and the dual poses and reflections are very nice. Well done.

pas evident mais au bon moment!

Hi Chi,

All your photos are wonderful.
Great composition. Dynamic picture with nice reflections. Well done!!!


Nice capture of the action, and it's funny to see the ducks frozen in the pose.



Excellent capture

I like it very much:)

you take a vey nice shot of the landing.
I think empty space in front of the ducks helps to sence landing more.
Good Luck

hello Chi,
wonderful capture of the duck ducks landing- almost lik a ballet!
I noticed you take great action shots- congratulations.
Very sharp and beautiful colors.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-01-23 2:20]

This is cool shot,liked the eye contact of second Duck.Very well taken.I know these are quite fast friends :).

Hello Chi,
The moment is so weĝll captured!
Great freeze, and the landing technique is very well shown...
A well balanced composition with fine details!
Pablo -

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