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With Mommy & Daddy

With Mommy & Daddy
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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: 2010-05-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd, FUJINON ZOOM LENS 28-300mm Equiv.135
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-25 11:15
Viewed: 2920
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, there is a strong againts daylight
(fort contre-jour) but it is a photo that i love
very much, shot yesterday at the biggest pond
of the Nature Park not far from my home

from the All About Birds website

« Mallard pairs are generally monogamous,
but paired males actively pursue forced
extra-pair copulations. Copulation between
members of a pair usually takes place in the
water after a long bout of elaborate displays.
Forced copulations are not preceded by displays,
and several males may chase a single female
and mate with her.

Mallard pairs form long before the spring
breeding season. Pairing takes place in the fall,
but courtship can be seen all winter. Only the
female incubates the eggs and takes
care of the ducklings. »



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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-05-25 11:16]

Hello Asbed
What a lovely family! Perfect shot!

Hello Asbed friend
Certainly, the glare was very difficult to handle, but you've make this good; the photo almost "silhouettes" this beautiful family, and at the same time, I can view details of plumage.
It's an interesting photo from the optical standpoint, pretty from the human point of view, and exciting from the naturalistic point of view.
Good work friend Asbed, greetings and thanks for sharing. Happy day!

What a great and lovely family scene capture MF Asbed!
Really awesome capture in both technically and aesthetism.
Your POV here also superb!
TFS and have a nice night MF!


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  • ubc64 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
  • [2010-05-25 14:17]
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Hi Asbed,

It's nice to see the whole family out for a swim, even though the daddy duck might not have had his heart entirely in it -- I read in Wikipedia that the drake usually leaves the hen after she lays her eggs. Is this the same mother as before? If so, she is two ducklings shy. Perhaps, they're just exploring somewhere. Your photo shows a nice moonlit effect. I see that you used a flash. Presumably, the duck family was in a shaded area. If you were beyond 8-10 feet away, the flash probably wouldn't have provided sufficient light -- at least, my flash wouldn't have. In any case, the scene is great, and I enjoyed viewing it. TFS.


Hello Asbed
very nice this your conposizione, natural colors, well contrasted and sharp
thanks for condivizione.
hello Vanni

Bonita formación, casi militar :-)

Un abrazo Asbed.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-05-25 19:47]

Hello Asbed,
A very nice family portrait my friend. Thank you for sharing this sweet image.

Impressive moment and lovely catch of this pretty family!
great shot. thanks for sharing Asbed.

Hi Asbed,

an cute picture from this duck with ducklings.
Great pov.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-05-26 1:33]

Salut Asbed,pas de problemes avec le contre-jour,tu as manage' tres bien ta camera et j'aime ces photos avec une jolie atmsophere et quelque chose de differente en style! Excellent travail mon ami,bonne journee',LUCIANO

Ciao Asbed, an other lovely family composition, wonderful ambientation, fascinating reflections, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2010-05-26 3:50]

Hi Asbed!
Another tender scene :) Very, very nice.
Excellent POV with the diagonal of the animals.
Impressive reflections on the water. Congratulations my friend.
Ciao! Vanda

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-05-26 8:41]

Bonjour Asbed,
The lighting and composition make this an attractive image!
The sharpness against the light is excellent and the low side lighting gives the image a special character.
Thanks and best wishes,

Bonjour Asbed,

Les reflets sur l'eau sont des atouts ŕ la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de la famille de canards colverts. Une bonne gestion de la lumičre qui rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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