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Canard à l'Orange for All!

Canard à l'Orange for All!
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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: 2005-06-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, Canon Tele-converter TC-DC58B 1,5X
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Baby Animals 3, Interacting birds, Family Matters 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-09 1:59
Viewed: 4970
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Canard à l'Orange for All!

An evening walk with mom II
Mallard Ducks
Anas platyrhynchos

During the summer, mallards spend much time asleep on water banks.
The mallard has only three defenses- swimming, flying, and camouflage, and it is prey to large mammals.
Mallards have no defense against humans who are their biggest enemy.
Many are killed by oil spills and pesticides.
* Source

Taken last June at Granby at Lake Boivin.
The title refers to the orange color but I understands that for some it can evoke an excellent meal ;-)
Thank you for looking at mom with her babies.

red45, Janice, TAZ, coasties, wallhalla15, marhowie, scottevers7, dew77, liquidsunshine, Dave, hummingbird24, extramundi, cecilia, Fisher, saguzar, ramthakur has marked this note useful
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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-11-09 2:42]

What a lovely scene, Luc. The maman is so very proud. The light is wonderful, and the sharpness is amazing. Even the reflection is razor sharp. Beautiful shot and TFS. : )

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-11-09 2:50]

Yes, lovely for sure Luc! Proud mother and her youngsters. Very touching. Great quality with excellent reflection and warm light. Perfect work MF!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-09 3:40]

Sympa le jeu de mot du titre ;-) Et le cliché fait plaisir aux yeux. Merci Luc.

" Life is so rare in the universe and Nature so precious, we must take care of them! " Christian...

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-11-09 3:43]

Oh Luc, how beautiful - orange ducks!! Not the edible ones...
Doesn't Mama look so proud of her wee babes. The lighting is superb, the family are so sharp and clear, and excellent reflections too. Just perfect... Thank you...

Excellent shot, Luc! Nice family and your high-class!
Best wishes!

Hello Luc

This is 'one out of the box'! Everything about this image is perfect from the subjects, to the POV to the light and reflection. Congrats!

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  • moemf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 160] (703)
  • [2005-11-09 4:18]

Lovely shot! The mother and babies are really cute. The lighting is excellent and the reflection in the water adds a superb touch. Well done.

Wow what a beautiful duck family. Luc, that´s a brilliant picture. Excellent POV, perfect sharpness, warm colours, lighting and wonderful clear reflections. That´s a big one. Thanks for posting.

Hi Luc,
A very proud duck shoe her ducklings.
It's a very nice picture with beautiful light and reflection.
Good dertails and colours.
Excellent work, MYB.

Very good capture of this happy family Luc. Perfect relection seen on this still water. Very good detail and I like the late warm light. "Still waters run deep". Well done.
Thank You.

Hi Luc,
Excellent mirror image in the water. The light was really soft here. Beautifl subtle colors. Sharp detail in this great scene. Well done my friend!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-11-09 10:34]

Hello Luc!
Wonderful capture of the cute family.Lighting,reflections on water,POV,crisp clear details and moment you captured are excellent.TFS...:-)

Lovely shot Luc!
Perfect POV, very warm colours and great details.
The lighting and reflection in the water create exceptional mood.
I like it very much.

Very nice shot Luc,
And yes a very tasty meal!!!
Great colours, detail and sharpness. Good lighting and reflection.
Thanks for posting.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-11-09 16:19]

Salut Luc
Très belle image qui aurait pu être meilleure si la petite famille avait passé de l'autre côté.
Salutations Toni

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-11-09 16:55]


What a warm picture! The young stay so close to their mom. The reflection of the mom's head is so clear. Well seen and captured!

Beautiful Luc, the momma and her babes, together like this in this golden light of day.

A wonderful composition, lovely details, perfect lighting, nice reflections in the water, and great POV.

I thank you for sharing it.

Beautiful, Luc. This brings calm feelings to my brain. Thanks very much for this quality post.
PD: I just loved your shot poem on the spider shot.
Best wishes, Felipe.

What a great clarity,fantastic colour and reflections.
As always....Briliant shot...

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-11-15 17:05]

Bonjour Luc,

En anglais, beautiful shot and well done on the composition. The lighting is superbe.


  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2005-11-17 19:34]

Superbes couleurs et netteté de l'image ... Bravo !

Donald L.

Cute shot of this really well exposed and composed image, the reflection adds an extra nice touch. Well done Luc! Paul :)

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-11-20 7:47]

Very good shot Luc! The relection is fantastic and the photo is just so crystal clear. Wonderful stuff. Well done & TFS!


Beautiful composition! Fantastic the reflection on the water!
Congratulation Tom


This is a fantastic picture, and I really like it. The light was so good, the composition was perfect, and the reflection in the water is just absolutely perfect.

Well done and thanks for sharing.


My Friend from the far, cold North
Long time no hear - such a pity that paths must split. I see you are improving still, a good thing to reach out ant try for the impossible in photographic possibilities!
I love this dinner duck and her kids, a beautiful reflection, smooth water and a pleasing image.
I will post at least one more picture before Xmas, so we will talk again. Meanwhile, take care and enjoy the hunting for new subjects

magnifique photo, cette cane qui glisse tranquillement avec ces petits sur une eau tres calme.bravo.

Qu'admirable famille de canards. J'aime la photo par les oiseaux, les couleurs et par surtout par le reflet dans l'eau.
Merci de montrer tes travaux
Que maravillosa familia de patos. Me gusta la foto por las aves, los colores y por sobre todo por el reflejo en el agua.
Gracias por mostrar tus trabajos

I consider this the last word in nature photography. Describing the manifest is like showing a lamp to the sun, so no cliches from me, Luc.

Very beautiful in all ways. I know of no way that this could be improved. Fantastic... Travis

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