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Female Mallards

Female Mallards
Photo Information
Copyright: Bill Houghton (poppygan59) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 344] (2516)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark 111, Canon EF300mm 4/L IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/4000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-19 4:01
Viewed: 2427
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These two Mallard hens take flight early on a Winter morning.
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Hello Bill,
fine capture of these flying mallards with good timing and excellent sharpness. I especially like the morning light and the beautiful warm colours.
Best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-19 7:12]

Hello Bill,
Nice sharp detailed photo in very well saturated colours. Beautiful light and a good DOF.

Hello Bill,
Fantastic shot, beautiful flight of ducks.

Hello Bill,
Beautiful light and colours for this great in flight capture. Well done!

Hi Bill,
really excellent point of view. Great timing. Perfect sharpness and details. Nice composition.
Have a nice week,

Hello Bill
Impressive in flight photo with perfect timing excellent composition, fantastic colors and very good sharpness.

Ciao Bill, wonderful couple of colorful mallards in fantastic fly, perfect focus, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hallo Bill
I just love what the sunlight does to the colours and details of this scenery. It is just so beautiful how everything just seems to "come out" more intensly. You really know the know-how of photographic Mallards in flight and this image is proof of it. Thanks for sharing a great image. Best regards.

great flight capture, TFS Ori

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-19 15:37]

Fantastic capture my friend,what a sharpness ,colors and details and what a magnificent wings position,a very professional work another time,i dream one day to take a pic like that...ehehe...Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-12-21 3:26]

Hello Bill,
another fantastic capture! Great timing and sharpness, splendid warm colours and excellent light. Very well done! Compliments!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-12-21 15:38]

Hello Bill,
Another awesome shot filled with detail and beautiful coloration. Love the stop action which shows each tiny water drop and ever feather frozen in motion. Almost has a 3D look to it. Great work!!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-12-22 12:06]

Hello Bill.
Great capture of an action shot, as you say not easy to do and you did very well here. Love the position of the mallards and nice background colour, it matches beautifully with the colours of the duck! Well done!Best regards Siggi

great picture Bill, excellent details, colors and perfect focus on both birds, congratulations !

ciao, tino

Hi Bill,

Sorry!! It is the same Mallard hen.


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