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In-flight Wistling Duck

In-flight Wistling Duck
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Copyright: Paul Lees (PaulLees) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 548 W: 0 N: 1647] (9004)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D800e, Nikkor 200-400mm f4 VR II
Exposure: f/8
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-19 8:28
Viewed: 2119
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Everyone this image i have Dedicated to a true gentleman and good friend Carl Landsberg (AKA as Jakkals) have a nice evening Carl,

The adult male has the front half of head and throat white. The remainder of head and neck are black with a white patch on the underside of the neck. Lower neck and wing shoulders are hestnut; the flanks barred black on white; the rest of underparts, underside of wings, rump and tail black; back and scapulars olive brown edged with golden buff. The iris is brown, the bill black, feet, toes and webs blue with black markings. The female is similar but the front of head and nthe eck spot are tinged with rust colour.

Best Regards,


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-19 8:31]

Hello Paul,
Very nice to see a new posting from you. Excellent sharp detailed photo of this Whistling Duck. Great timing. Beautiful natural colours and a fine composition.

hallo Paul
nice to see a new picture of you
and a nice one
great details and beautiful colours
thanks Paul
gr lou

Hallo Paul,
Your note has put me into a humble and very emotional state! I am honoured to be called your friend.
This photograph again emphasises your professional photographic capabilities and good mannerism in the photographic world. What more need I say? Excellent work my friend.
Best regards and enjoy the rest of the evening,

Great one Paul!
perfect timimg and superb sharpness with nice droplets falling down
well done

Ciao Paul, great capture of lovely duck in fantastic Landing action, excellent sharpness, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-19 10:25]

Hi Paul,fantastic wings position for this duck that seems landing,great timing and the best camera settings to take the best details despite the fast mouvement,very very professional work,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Mr.Paul,
Beautiful species.Nice pose and details.Like its attractive take off.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hi Pauly,
great photo. Excellent timing. Perfect composition and presentation. Nice natural back.
Welcome back :)
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Paul
照的清晰 很漂亮的鴨子
顏色鮮豔華麗 這個姿勢真是太美麗 也很驚奇
光線亮麗 構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hello Pauly! Nice to see a new photo from you! A great photo!
Perfect timing, excellent composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-11-19 23:21]

fine image of this duck in mid air...good pose and details. tfs.

perefect flight capture, TFS Ori

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-01-23 23:36]

Sawadee Paul
such an exciting capture. The details of the feathers is so special and stunning.
Well frozen shot and so pretty.


Hello Paul,

Great timing before touching the water, with beautiful lateral light,
fine POV at its level, excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Hi Paul, It is not easy to catch bird in flight with such details and sharpness. I like his pose. The blue water acts as a nice BG and colour contrasts. Thank for sharing

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