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Special dedication to Gert

Special dedication to Gert
Photo Information
Copyright: Mike Hodgson (Fisher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D-200
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications to Gert [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-17 0:15
Viewed: 5456
Points: 33
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I miss Gert's Ducks. So, this mallard drake is dedicated to Gert. Hope it meets his standards.
Shot at a selective focus of F2.8 80-200mm at 200mm focal length.
Cheers Gert.

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To Ken52: Hi KenFisher 1 11-18 22:21
To ellis49: Hi GertFisher 1 11-18 08:22
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Hi Mike,
Nice in flight shot. You managed to freeze the head well.

I suggest Gert will be pleased, great shoot

bonjour mike
lorsque l'on en tient une comme celle-ci on est pressé de la publier.la netteté sur le corps est tres bonne et on a bien le mouvement des ailes.les couleurs sont bonnes.bravo.

Hi Mike and Hi Gert, hope you fell better.
The frame is good but we see a lot of the PP works.
There's an eccesive use of the noise reducer (NeatImage?) and of the sharpness tool.


Hello Mike,
very nice shot, good sharpness and good POV, well captured too. Thank you for posting.

Hi Mike,
Great shot..love it.
You can actually see Gert's signature in it.
Tried his method myself a few days ago...unfortunately it was a rainy day with a few mallards; not in the mood to fly.
It is soft here;but it is a good softness. Great!

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-11-17 5:30]

Bonjour Mike, it's a great shot!! can't be done better!! amazing timing and perfect details on the head associated with a fluttering on the wings. In my favorit list. Best regards, Didier.

fantastic one Mike,
I am sure that Gert would proud on you, fantastic shot, good capture with a fantastic pov and quality, well done.
gr. jAAP

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-11-17 6:46]

Hello Mike,
Very nice in flight capture.I liked POV,BG,lighting,motion blur on wings,colors and composition a lot.

Hello Mike,

Excllent post, Perfect details, very crisp, Nicly composed and capture photo, excllent colors, Bg, POV DOF Nice Job,

TFS Kyle

Hi Mike.
This picture is so beautiful.
Excellent capture. Superb composition, crystal clear detail and colours.
Regards, Krzysztof.

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2006-11-17 16:52]

Hi Mike,
Long time no see, still posting great shots though.
I used to post lots of duck shots but I always found it hard to post a stunning action shot, like this.
Great work!
Thanks for sharing.

Hi Mike! Super job, contrast is superb! Love the vibrant colours and the little droplets of water on his head. Everything suggests speed and motion--great!

Hi Mike,
thanks for the dedication, I'm honoured.
It's a beautiful picture with lovely warm colours.
The head is very sharp and the rest in nice motion blur. The drake is well seen from the nice BG, good used of the DOF.
Beautiful work.

How is it in London, not longing for Tehkummah ?
And how is your back ? Well I hope.
Have a great weekend, my friend.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-11-18 8:50]

Hi Mike,
yes you doing a great job meeting Gerts standard. This inflight shot is fabulous. Love the motion blur and the beautiful details.
Very nice work.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2006-11-18 15:05]
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Nice in-flight photo. Great timing and eye contact. You did not say what shutter speed you used. I am wondering if a faster shutter speed would freeze the wing action. I think the composition is outstanding. I have been trying to get an in-flight shot for weeks, but I have nothing this good.

Well done Mike,
Good to see a post from you, and read the latest :)
Hope you are doing well in your new digs..

Hi Mike,
o yes - that's the perfect one for Gert - I like it so much, a wonderful moment and beautiful colours. Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Very nice capture with movement present in the wings while the body is frozen, very much the signature of Gert. Very good composition also Mike. Don't think Iv ever posted my flying Mallard shot on TN. Must start posting more wildlife in my gallery like I started with on TN. Very well done..

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