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Mallard on the Wing

Mallard on the Wing
Photo Information
Copyright: Jim Pinkham (jpinkham) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 87 W: 3 N: 151] (685)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-03-28 10:05
Viewed: 3649
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took an early hike this morning at the local nature preserve and saw this mallard drake swimming at the other end of Trout Pond. As I step toward a dock for a closer look, the duck took flight.

I was shooting in full manual, hand-held, and I'd metered for 1/1000 of a second after earlier trying to capture some small birds in motion nearby.

Mallards are well-documented here on TN, but for those wishing an informative overview, see the Mallard link on Wikipedia.

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  • Great 
  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-03-28 10:23]

Hi Jim,
excellent catch it in flight.
I know how difficult it is to accomplish something.
a successful composition, congratulations.
Have a great Sunday,

  • Great 
  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-03-28 10:43]

Hi Jim
Wonderful capture this lovely mallard drake!
I like the details,colors and the drops of water!
Great shot!

hello Jim

excellent take-off flight photo of this mallard drake,
fine POV, i love the light on his wings and the water
dropling in the airs, TFS


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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2010-04-03 18:42]

Hello Jim
Nice shot with good colors and details, excelent compositon with a good sharpness.
Well done

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