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Mallard water landing

Mallard water landing
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: 2008-11-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P60, NiKKOR 5X OPTICAL ZOOM VR
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-08 6:48
Viewed: 2603
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, another one from my archives,
not of my best but i love this photo because
of the mallard's landing pose and also
because of the late autumnal background

from the New Hampshire Public Television website

« Mallard courtship begins in the fall and
by winter pairs will have formed. If a pair
is part of a migrating group, the pair migrates
to the female's territory. The female mallard
lays eight to ten eggs in a nest on the ground.
Nests are depressions in the ground and are
usually no further than 100 yards from water.
The nest is lined with down and is usually
hidden in tall grass.

The eggs take about a month to hatch.
The female incubates the eggs. The male
will leave once incubation has begun.
Within a day of hatching, the mother leads
the chicks to water for their first swim.
The chicks fledge when they are
about eight weeks old. »



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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 821 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-01-08 7:06]

Hi Asbed,
Leafless trees, yet ...
On the water.Timing is perfect.Mallard had a special pose.
Best wishes,

Hi Asbed.
This is a nice and funny picture.The duck look like would come to tell you something,or to fight with you be cause is a male.
Friendly regards.Alin.

Hello Asbed,

A great capture with very good timing, pose & POV. Well done & TFS.



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6573 W: 89 N: 15657] (65479)
  • [2010-01-08 12:45]

Salut Asbed,la position du canard est tres curieuse et tres amusante,tu as bien fait a la montrer nous ..et je suis pas d'accord avec toi ,la qualite' est excellente,la nettete' sur l'oiseau tres jolie.Mes compliments et bonne soiree',Luciano

Hello Asbed,
Funny shot of a pretty mallard from great point of view.
TFS and regards,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-08 13:55]

Hello Asbed

Another great action shot - superb timing!


Poor wi-fi signal - sorry

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-01-08 15:25]

Hello Asbed, great action shot of a landing mallard from great POV with nice composition.
TFS and G's,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-01-08 15:44]

Hi Asbed,

I think this one is so cute. I love that pose! It makes me think he isn't sure if he wants to get wet or not. Great timing to get this one.


Interesante y oportuna captura de este pato a punto de "aterrizar".
Saludos Asbed: J. Ignasi.

Hello Asbed,
Yes! dancing on air! very nice, well light and impeccable timing! and the water surace is a master piece!
This POV is superb for a landing!

hello Asbed,
it's a beautiful scene and fine shot, you have a very good POV for this landing!
keep photographing! TFS

Hi MF Asbed,

Awesome capture of a mallard while landing water from nice frontal POV with nice clarity, details and delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice WE MF!


Hello Asbed,

an nice inflight shot from this Mallard with just good timing.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-09 2:11]

Hello Asbed,
Nice photo of this landing mallard. Good natural colours, timing and POV.
Good weekend,

Ciao Asbed, beautiful mallard in great landing action, wonderful natural colors, splendid composition, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Asbed,
Interessante cette pose frontale,Bravo

Bonjour asbed,

Tu as bien saisi l'action du canard avant qu'il touche l'eau. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs canard colvert mâle en vol. La bonne luminosité rehausse la beauté des couleurs. Bonne journée.


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