- PeterZ (49139)
- [2012-12-31 7:12]
Another excellent photo. Great sharpness, details and nice natural colours. Attractive pose and composition.
Best wishes for the New Year to you and your family.
- samiran88 (10271)
- [2012-12-31 7:16]
Wish You a Happy Prosperous New Year 2013
great in-flight picture of this Mallard.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2012-12-31 7:42]
Excellent close-up in-flight of the Mallard Duck
in a dynamic flight pose, excellent focus,
sharpness, and details, TFS
Happy & Healthy New Year 2013.
- JoydebChaudhury (7753)
- [2012-12-31 9:11]
Nice in-flight capture with great details.
Happy New Year to you and your family.
- tree (8)
- [2012-12-31 19:08]
Good in flight capture which is not always easy. Good POV. TFS
Nice flight shot.
Not an easy task.
I feel the f9 aperture slows down shutter speed and adds blur.
Try with lower f-value for more sharpness.
Ciao Colin, great capture of lovely in-flight mallard, may be better with more sharpness, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year 2013, ciao Silvio
I think this is a good attempt for an in-flight shot of a mallard drake.
The drake is in a nice pose.
You can add a small dose of sharpen and maybe some contrast and remove the blue cast. The softness is not because of the aperture and the the shutter speed, 1/1600 is enough to freeze the duck even if they are very fast, I sometime use 1/500 to get the wing-tips in a nice motion blur.
You can try the link on my intro and see some of my ducks I had posted on TN in the past.
I think it is a nice picture.