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Mallard in Flight

Mallard in Flight
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Copyright: Doug Brown (dB_grafix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 9 N: 624] (3019)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-E, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds in Flight 2, Birds In Flight Part Two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-03 22:58
Viewed: 50919
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I doubt I will ever tire of taking water fowl images.As abundant as mallards are here, They still make excellent in flight practice.
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Hi Doug,
this is a great picture, the colouts and details are very good. The shallow DOF let the bird standout nicely from the BG. Even at 1/1250 the wing tip still are in motion blurr, very nice.
Great work.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-03-03 23:51]

Whoa, Doug! Beautiful!
Sharpness, exposure, colors... all perfect.
The slightly blurred primary feathers at the tip of the wings suggest motion, and the rest is crystal clear. Great job, and TFS. : )

Hi Doug,
Very nice capture. Great colours and a lovely muted out of focus background. I like the motion retained in the wing tips. Got to love that gear combo D200 + 70-200 VR.

Hi Doug,
Excellent capture!
Great colour and sharp details.
Thanks for posting!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-03-04 2:56]

Hi Doug, you have a great shot here of Mr Mallard in flight. Well done, he looks so good flying like this. Perfect capture, I like it very much.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-03-04 3:15]

Everything is in shape! Once more you proved that the mallard is a beautiful bird.
Great actionshot.TFS.



Excleent photo, cleare and good seen details.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-03-04 7:50]


Très bonne photo,le Bg est éclatant et offre un beau contrasre de couleurs avel le sujet. Félicitations pour les détails et les belles couleurs du canard.

Merci Doug!


Hi Doug,
First of all I wanna congratulate you for the superb flight shot.Beautiful image with good & vivid colors, POV, framing and clear detail you have caught. Congratulations...

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-03-04 10:17]

Hello Doug , Very nice photo from the flying duck ,good colours sharpnes good action shot ,
nice weekend Teunie .

Beautiful shot, excellent detail and lighting, especially like the post work up.


Hi Doug

Nice composition, great POV. Perfect in-flight shot. I like the colours and the clarity is excellent. Nice work. TFS. :-)

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  • Hoos Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 20] (111)
  • [2006-03-05 0:33]

nice shot, the duck looks perfect

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-03-07 15:52]

Hi Doug,
Sharpness, exposure, colors... all perfect.
Well done.

Hello Doug,

Superb in flight capture of this mallard with lovely details, colors, pov and BG.

Great work, thank you for sharing it!

Amazing sharpness!!
excellent shot.

amazing pic of such a common bird, it is always surprising, TFS Ori

This is a fantastic capture of a mallard, great inflight side profile shot great colors and sharpness. Well done Doug. :)

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-04-02 15:25]

Very nice capture Doug. Great timing, sharp result and good composition.TFS

Hi Doug what a great action picture great done, colours and sharpness are perfect you had get the flying shoot of a life time. Real good.

Hallo Doug
I dream of the day that I'll also be able to take a photo like this one. Perfect shot of a flying mallard! I like the expression on its face. Very impressive scene. Nicely placed within the frame, with lovely colours and detail. I always admire the photographers that capture birds in flight so successfully. All evidence I have of birds in flight that I tried to capture is a piece of a wing or a leg or just nothing, or maybe just clear blue sky. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Hi Doug
I enjoyed visiting your gallery...this shot is my favourite. Superb colour, sharpness and the muted background complements this beautiful bird.

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