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Mallard Duck : drake taking his bath

Mallard Duck : drake taking his bath
: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3404 W: 70 N: 9918] (37327)
: Animals
: 2008-06-25
: Birds
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/362
: 2008-06-27 19:43
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Hello, dear friends, here is another shot of
my series of a male and a female mallard ducks
separetly taking their bath after mating,

photo shot with my Nikon compact small camera,
here what i was doing was realy to Point & Shoot,

i had a mini-tripod on the camera, that mini-tripod
i am using it as a handy-grip, i hold the camera only
with one hand, and i have the camera on my neck
with a neck strap of 18 inches, i pull the camera that stops
at 18 inches from my eyes, i point, i look on the subject
from the LCD screen and i shoot the photos.

it is really point & shoot , it is like if i have a pistol,
i am really loving the NEW way i am shooting my photos
with the compact cameras

From the New Hampshire Public Televesion website
here is some notes that i choosed on the mallard :


After the mating season is over, some mallards in colder
climates migrate in flocks to their wintering grounds.
Other mallards in warmer areas where there is plenty
of food will stay year-round.

The mallard is the ancestor of almost all breeds
of domestic ducks. It breeds with feral domestic ducks.
The offspring of these mismatched pairs exhibit
a wide-variety of color patterns. The mallard also mates
with other duck species like the American black duck
and the northern pintail. In fact, there is some concern
that the black duck species is in danger from
hybridization with the mallard.



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To jaycee: hello JaneCeltickRanger 1 06-28 19:54

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this is soo good..
love the action captured here.
You were really quick on the draw with your P and S


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-06-27 21:39]
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Hi Asbed,

He sure is a messy bather. He's making so many splashes that it looks like a bubble bath. Did he turn around to look at you? Nice details of the plummage with wonderful colors and shadings. Nice action shot.


Hi Asbed,

what a great action in this picture.
The Male mallard taking a bath, splendig.
great details on the plummage.


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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2008-06-28 1:48]

Hi Asbed.

Very nice capture, great moment shoot,excellent sharpness, colors ans composition.Good note.


Hello Asbed,
Grand coverage of mallard ducks with subject directly looking at you. :)

Ciao Asbed, lovely duck in great action with wonderful colors, splendid reflections, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-06-28 4:01]

Hi Asbed.
You managed to catch an amazing moment. I am impressed with timing a lot. I also like wonderful true Nikon rich colours and excellent DOF and sharpness of the entire scene. My compliments. Well done.

Hello Asbed,
superb action shot,you have captured a very great moment with details,very good focusing,

Love how you captured the droplets in such detail. Rich wonderful color. Great shot!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-06-28 6:02]

Splish Splash! Salut Asbed, elle est bien comique ta photo! Bien vu et bien fait! Du bon travail, merci!


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-06-28 8:22]

Hello Asbed,
There's a whole bunch of shakin goin on. Wonderful action shot Asbed with great colors and focus. Thank you my friend.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-06-28 12:53]

Hello Asbed, perfect and lovely action shot of this mallard. TFS. Regards,

Perfect capture of this cute mallard Asbed. Tfs. Regards,

I love this image Asped. Perfect action shot. TFS. Regards,

Hi Asbed,
What a lovely capture of this drake taking his bath my friend! You frozed the motion in good manner. Great composition. I liked the droplets surronding it:) and reflection on the surface of the watewr are also wonderful my friend! TFS this beauty.
Have a nice Sunday!


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-07-03 8:53]

Hello Asbed

Excellent sharpness and detail.
Good timing to get the duck as he shakes.
Lovely natural colours.
Very good pov.


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