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Mallard-Wood Duck

Mallard-Wood Duck
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: 2004-11-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS10D, Canon EF300mm 4/L IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/3000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-31 10:36
Viewed: 3336
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Female Mallard and a Wood Duck. The Wood Duck will win this race.
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Hello Bill,
An excellent capture,outstanding sharp details of in-flight both spices,lovely POV and wonderful composition.
Wish you very Happy New Year.
With regards,

Hello Bill,
What an amazingly beautiful shot once again. May you and your family have a very happy and healthy new year.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-12-31 13:52]

Hi Bill,
Perfect capture of flying bird.
Nice colours and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Happy New Year!!!

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  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 14] (8)
  • [2012-12-31 19:00]

Hey Bill, myfriend,
This is another great photo. The details, colors and lighting make it an excellent photo. The POV is spot on. TFS

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-12-31 23:18]

excellent timing. nicely focused and freezed inbetween flights. both birds are really clear and colorful. good work. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-01 2:12]

Hello Bill,
Very beautiful photo. Special to see these two together.
Best wishes for the New Year,

Ciao Bill, great capture of fantastic flying couple, perfect focus, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year 2013, ciao Silvio

great flying capture, TFS Ori

Hello Bill
Perfectly still, excellent detail and light, good moment chosen. Very nice composition with the two ducks
regards yiannis

Most beautiful Bill
Just perfect moment captured

What a fantastic capture, Bill!
POV, sharpness and colours in this mid-flight picture are amazing.
Happy New Year!

Hello Bill,
I am impressed by the magnificent sharpness and details of this image. The composition is wonderful. Very nice colors and outstanding clarity. It is a superb capture. This ducks have very nice colors. Exceptional sharp details as usual.

Hi Bill
Super in-flight photo. Perfect light thats shows great detail and colour. Great
POF and composition. What was your ISO for this shot?
Thanks for sharing

Beautiful photo.
Quite a colorful one.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-01 13:03]

Hi Bill,a very very professional pic,the details are really fantastics,i dream to make the same one day..ehehe..happy new year and thanks for share,Luciano

Hello Bill
Impressive in flight photo with very good timing, excellent composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness!
Happy New Year!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-01-02 2:31]

Fine race happening here between two lovely ducks..good flight image with both ducks wings syn with. tfs.

Hallo Bill
Such a lovely and lively image. I can almost feel the excitement in the air in my imagination. The sunlight in the image is so beautiful. The bright colours are brilliant. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2013-01-03 5:57]

Hi Bill
First happy new year.What a great in flight capture on top of that a two for one ,razor sharp image with excellent details.Beautiful light and colours.
TFS Michel

Hello Bill,
The Mallard I have seen before but the Wood Duck with it's beautiful colours is fantastic. Great in-flight capture with excellent sharpness and detail. Great work my friend.
Best regards,

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