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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Ptaki [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-25 0:20
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"Your glance slips on me like water on the back of a duck."
Mallard Duck (female)
Anas platyrhynchos

Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidés
Synonyms: Duck mallard: maillard, ainette, enette, Common Mallard (Eng), Stockente (Alle), Anade real (Espa), Germano reale (Ital), Wilde Eend (Neerl), Kryakva (Russ), Gräsand (Sued).

Similar species:
Adult male in alternate plumage is unmistakable. Females, immature and eclipse-plumage males could be confused with Black Ducks, Gadwalls and Mottled Ducks, but note the blue speculum with white borders on both sides. Gadwalls are also distinctive in their steeper forehead, gray bill with orange edges and white belly patch. Hybrid Mallard x Black Ducks are often seen and are darker than Mallards, with a more purple speculum bordered by white on one or both edges and usually show some traces of the Mallard plumage.
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It is the autumn here. The weather has been really gloomy for several days and that will continue, seems it. I thus started to excavate in my files.
Thank you for looking at her. She likes you. She told me that... Maybe it is the opposite ;-)
Have a good day wherever you are in your universe!

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To red45: early in the morning...Luc 1 10-25 23:12
To thor68: She was resting...Luc 1 10-25 00:44
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this is a very nice close-up, luc! :-)
a beek-less 1-eyed mallard female. *g*
i really like the eye eying out of the feathers.
was she sleeping or cleaning herself?
well done, thor.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-25 2:18]

Hello Luc!
Wonderful capture.POV,colors,sharpness and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Hello Luc!
An artistic capture.I liked pose of lady,details,DOF and composition a lot.Into my favr.Thanks for sharing.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-10-25 2:39]

Hi Luc,
good pose and capture. I like the sharpness and colours. Nice duck. Well done.
Rgs, Aleksander

What a nice, shy pose :-)
I'm really happy she likes me :-)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-25 3:45]

Ce portrait est original et attendrissant. Oui moi aussi je l'aime bien cette cane. Techniquement tout bon comme d'habitude... Compliments Luc et bonne journée dans votre univers canadien ;-)

Hey Luc, what a nice Lady. This picture is super B. Excellent portrait, perfectly pose, excellent sharpness, great colours/lighting as well. Well done.

Hi Luc,
Excellent pose. She took a peek at you while she was resting. The colors and detail look perfect. Nice Shot here!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-25 6:21]

This is really great Luc. Super close and very sharp details. Wonderful exposure and very good POV. The composition is extemely sharp. I think ducks are so underestimated. Your picture shows mallards can be highly photogenic. Well done & TFS!


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-10-25 6:31]

She is a beautiful lady, so content watching you - trusting you too Luc. Excellent composition, her feathers look so real, as if we could touch them. And I love her peaping eye too. C'est une photo SUPERBE, je l'aiment. Merci!!!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-25 7:47]
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Shy or coquettish Luc ;-) ? Great face and pose. Lovely close-up of common duck. But this one looks like real star!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-10-25 9:01]

Hello Duc,
Excellent shot!
Very good details and colours,
Lovely composition and POV.
Well done &TFS

Hi Luc,
It's a very nice close-up of a Gräsand.
I like the tight crop and the pose.
Well composed and very nice colours. And a good and informative note as usual.
Great work, MYB

Hi Luc

Very nice shot. Good light. Colours and exposure are great. Sharpness and detail are spot on. Good work. Thanks.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-10-25 15:10]

Luc, this is really very nice.

Excellent composition, pov, sharpness and pose.

Great details, great texture.


Wonderful and coy glance at the FCP, Luc!

The close crop that you used works well to show the feather and eye details.

I especially like how this she, almost fills the entire photo.

Thank you for sharing her.

Very nice shot Luc,
Very good sharp detail and colours. Good POV and well composed.
Nicely framed with good notes.
Thanks for posting.

Great shot Luc, nice POV. Please forgive me, it's late. Thank You.

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-10-26 13:49]

:o) good pose :o)
superb shot

What a pic WOW! Very good close up...and the pose of the duck is just perfect!
I like the sharpness and the POV. The frame is also great.

Wonderful picture of this duck, and so clear and sharp! Well done!

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