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Go west young man ...


Go west young man ...
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Copyright: Za Kiwi (zakiwi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 20 N: 274] (1309)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Sigma 50-500 F/4-6.3 EX HSM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-08-29 4:02
Viewed: 3221
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all,

Today I have this Mallard Drake for you. These birds fly really fast and appear to be very determined in their flight. I found this old boy at the Auckland Botanical Gardens. I really have been battling to capture these guys with any sort of decency, but I guess here we are. I hope that you enjoy this old boy.

Cheers

Zakiwi

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Nice in-flight, Zakiwi.
I love in-flights of mallards. It's not easy to get right.
Pity thats the right side of bird is in the shadow. The BG is a bit noisy, but well composed, good POV and colours.
Well done.

Wow... great action shot, Zakiwi!
Excellent timing, good light and details.
Superb catch!
TFS!

Hi Erich

Nice in-flight shot. Good exposure and colours. I like the diagonal. BG looks a little noisy.

Good one, this makes a striking shot. Little bit noisey in the sky, and could do with a little sharpening, but still a striking shot.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-08-29 6:18]

Good shot Erich! POV and pose are fantastic. Even the catchlight is there. I also think the bg is a bit grainy, but I still think this is a very good shot. Well done & TFS!

Regards,
Pieter

Great !!! I would avoid the frame, the picture is so nice without it. Ori

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-08-29 11:55]

beautiful flight shot...
so nice composition...
I like it so much...
thanks for sharing za..

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-08-29 22:03]

Za, great title, great photo.

Excellent pov, colors and composition.

I have the feeling the duck is smiling - that's really nice.

Congratulations on such a nice capture.

Nice capture of this flying mallard! Good details and nice colors. Very well done! TFS
Helene

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-08-30 1:29]

Good catch Erich. Much better than mine! Mouth wide open - he looks like he's calling out to his lady friend.
Cheers, Janice

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-08-30 2:56]

Smile now, critique later :-)

Hi Za Kiwi,
I don't have any words to describle this capture!
It's really perfect. Some images say more that thousands words.
Congratulations,
Wagner.

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