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The Mallard couple

The Mallard couple
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-05-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS, Olympus 4X Optical Zoom high-speed f2.0
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-05-13 20:52
Viewed: 1153
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, this photo was taken this afternoon
with my rugged compact, with that camera not
being afraid from the water, I put it in the level
of the water (the bottom part of the camera was
touching the water) to be at the level of the ducks.

This is also my photo #1250 in TN
(in my page it is written 1253 photos but 3 of that
photos they where lost in TN's server, when they was
problems with the server, so this is my photo #1250 in TN).

1/500s f/2.8 ISO100 4.5mm (35mm eq:25mm).

« By late March or early April, the first of the Mallards
are back on the prairies, the place in Canada where
they are the most numerous. At this time, lakes and
ponds are usually frozen, and only meltwater fills the
hollows of pasture lands and fields. The early arrivals
are usually mated pairs.

The female, accompanied by the male, searches for
a territory. Most often, she will choose a territory close
to where she was born. Some females return year after
year to the same site.

The nesting site may be close to a pond but is frequently
at some distance and may even be far from water.
Normally on the ground, the nest is little more than
a depression lined with bits of rushes, grass, weeds,
or other material close at hand. It is usually in good
cover such as thick grass, or under a buckbrush,
brier rose, or other prairie shrub. The eggs, which
with different birds may vary in colour from dull green
to almost white, are laid daily. Up to 15 may be deposited,
but the usual number is between 8 and 12. »



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Hello Asbed,
Nice ducks...Excellent low POV difficult to achieve.
Focus, colors and clarity are perfect.

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-05-14 16:01]

Hi Asbed,what a idea this point of view from the ground! Absolutely beautiful!! And the result is a very original perspective,great way to show us this couple of mallard,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Asbed,
Very beautiful natural habitat photograph where this Mallard couple roaming freely. Attractive color and well sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,

Lovely colors, though I would crop the out-of-focus foreground which distracts from the rest of the picture.

Ciao Asbed, lovely couple in a beautiful natural ambientation, great POV, wonderful colors, excellent clarity, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Asbed,
Très belle et très lumineuse scène de la vie sauvage magistralement restituée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-05-29 16:58]

Hello Asbed,
A wonderful shot of this beautiful pair of mallards. I really like the idea of the low POV which we don't get to see very often. Colors and well saturated and focus on ducks is nice and sharp. Well done!!

Bonjour Asbed,

L'étendue de l'endroit donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du couple de canard Colvert. La qualité de la lumière embellit les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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