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What a sight to see, these two male Mandarin Ducks fighting over the female just behind...and on a fence too!

V2 shows the winner got a lovely series of the event as they'squabbled' but on a fence?

Thanks for all the comments and votes yesterday, that was just before he flew to make himself knownWink

Taken with the Canon 5D Mark iii

Come on team, sort out the camera for me it's a new model!


Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:15 Apr 2012 - 2:05 PM
Focal Length:150mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Get off...she's mine!
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:17 Apr 2012 - 7:54 AM
Tags:Fighting, General, Humour / fun, Mandarin ducks, Wildlife / nature
Votes:68
Voters:pronabk · andylea · barbarahirst · KBan · jennialexander · debu · User_Removed · CarolG · martinjp · LynneJoyce · moiral · robthecamman · helenlinda · bobsblues · Richsr · RonnieAG · morpheus1955 · NDODS · NaturesHaven · mex · KarenFB · Len1950 · JohnChambersPhotography · CaroleS · digital_boi · sparrowhawk · achieverswales · FeatherFriend · Brian65 · Alan_Baseley · DanielD · AnnChown · Gray_ina · gwynn56 · EMJAYCEE · PattiW · gary_d · WhiteRose1 · gingerdelight · dven · mikbee · Cliff1944 · Silverzone · pamelajean · Maiwand · TrevBatWCC · bagman · twelvemegs · graceland · lifesnapper · EAS · Fefe · Ade_Osman · marktc · pluckyfilly · WindowonWildlife · Trev_B · Karen_Summers · Chinga · goso · annettep38 · PaulLiley · ChiliMan · evelen · hasslebladuk · NeilWigan · Jat_Riski · Glostopcat ·
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Unique Views:92
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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 7:57 AM

brilliant detail lillian wonderful colours love the comp a cracker nice one Wink
andy

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 7:58 AM

I guess all sorts happen when amour kicks in
I can hear their squobbling from here

jennialexander
jennialexander Plus Member 1045 forum postsjennialexander vcard United Kingdom
17 Apr 2012 - 8:06 AM

V2 looks very proud. Well captured
Jennix

debu
debu  5 India
17 Apr 2012 - 8:08 AM

Lovely images.
debu

User_Removed
17 Apr 2012 - 8:10 AM

Both shots captured with perfect detail, excellent.

Lucien.

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 8:17 AM

They could have chosen a better place to have their argument, Lillian Grin. Very well captured. Carol

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 8:32 AM

Lovely sexual commentary here Lillian. Have you ever tried feeding the ducks at this time of year? They are just not interested.

moiral
moiral  5 Scotland
17 Apr 2012 - 8:41 AM

A fine looking mate she has got herself Lillian. 2 very good captures. Moira

helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 8:47 AM

Both excellent and colourful captures SmileSmile
Helen

bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 8:51 AM

Excellent captures Lillian ,what wonderfull colours these birds have .
Rob

Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 8:55 AM

Two fine captures Lillian, good details and timing too
regards Richard

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 9:07 AM

I have only seen these ducks in water, never in such a situation as this, Lillian, and of course you have captured the action squabble in such fine detail.
Very well done.
Ronnie.

morpheus1955
17 Apr 2012 - 9:12 AM

Two excellent images Lillian, superb detail and colours, great timing too.

Hugh

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44168 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom114 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 9:20 AM

An image which not only leaves me blushing but with my mouth wide open in awe. A most brilliant capture, of the highest quality.

Regards Nathan

Len1950
Len1950 Plus Member 5Len1950 vcard England
17 Apr 2012 - 9:34 AM

Great timing with superb clarity, cracking shots Lillian.

Len

CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 5197 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 9:46 AM

Great shots Lillian - Carole

digital_boi
17 Apr 2012 - 10:26 AM

two fine captures Lillian excellent clariyty and fine colours

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk Plus Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 10:40 AM

wonderful shots

achieverswales
17 Apr 2012 - 10:50 AM

Exposure and action perfect Lillian, these males are so colourful, excellent captures!

Regards

Trev.

FeatherFriend
17 Apr 2012 - 10:53 AM


Quote: Come on team, sort out the camera for me it's a new model!

Hi Lillian, when uploading a new photo you scroll down to EXIF Data (optional) and where it says camera model name click on 'suggest a camera model' enter your camera name and once it's confirmed your model should be in the drop down list, hope that works Wink
2 fine shots of the 'goings' on here,
Geoff.

Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
17 Apr 2012 - 10:58 AM

2 Great captures Lillian.
Brian

DanielD
DanielD  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 11:14 AM

Great sharpness images - Excellent - Fantastic camera, too - but extremely expensive

Daniel

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 11:18 AM

Love Geoff's comment about the 'goings on' - and your images, of course Lillian!!! Well captured.
Ann

gwynn56
gwynn56  380 forum posts England
17 Apr 2012 - 11:30 AM

a beautiful and colourful capture of these beautifully coloured ducks , well done Smile

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 12:08 PM

Never seen these beautiful creatures anywhere than on the ground or in the water, so top marks for your observation and good captures Lillian.
Joan.

gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 12:49 PM


Quote: Never seen these beautiful creatures anywhere than on the ground or in the water, so top marks for your observation and good captures Lillian.
Joan.

I agree I haven't either, great images Lillian.

gary

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51357 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 1:01 PM

Well spotted and nicely timed, Lillian. A bit of action for you and probably him shortly.Grin

Dave

gingerdelight
17 Apr 2012 - 1:33 PM

Wonderful captures here Lillian!
Carol

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 1:56 PM

I just hope she is worth it Lillian after the squabble ?
Perhaps the winner would look back and wished he just sat on the fence !!
Good shots.
Mick.

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9903 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1720 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 2:55 PM

I can appreciate the V1 action shot, Lillian, but favour V2 for its simplicity, the pair on the fence.

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 3:23 PM

I should have thought that they might have found a better place to act out this age old ritual Lillian !!GrinGrin Two great shots of these lovely birds.
Ron

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 3:35 PM

Wonderful quality to these images with your new camera, Lillian Smile Impossible to pick a fave, so it's half a vote for each! Wink
Trev Smile

twelvemegs
17 Apr 2012 - 4:05 PM

Fine shots Lillian.
Going for V1 with all that action.

David

lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 5:42 PM

Smashing couple of shots Lillian, so unusual to see these Ducks out of Water, a nice change from the usual images that we see.

John Smile

EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 5:49 PM

Superb timing, wonderful colours and great images. Have the same problem with my new camera by the way which also isn't recognised.

Ann

Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 6:26 PM

Great captures, My fave is V2 for how proud he looks to have won, and the Lady.............. She looks like she couldn't care lessGrinGrin
Diane

Last Modified By Fefe at 17 Apr 2012 - 6:27 PM
Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 6:54 PM

It's all about the best looking bloke with you girls isn't it?.....Good set Lillian

Ade

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 7:06 PM

great duo well timed

Trev_B
Trev_B Plus Member 8142 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 8:32 PM

A wonderful colourful pair of images Lillian.... she got her man!

Trev

Karen_Summers
17 Apr 2012 - 9:41 PM

great shots Lillian

Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
18 Apr 2012 - 1:07 AM

GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
V1 - Excellent timing... V2 - It speaks for itself ! Grin
Two super well focoused shots and a good story in images!
IB

goso
goso  8 Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2012 - 5:20 AM

Lovely work Lillian ...Bill

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2012 - 8:06 AM

SmileSmileSmileExcellent timing!

PaulLiley
PaulLiley  6 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2012 - 12:28 PM

Great timing. Lillian. Paul

ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2012 - 2:44 PM

Lol...she does look very smug, Lillian Grin

Thoroughly excellent captures.

Andrew

Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1418745 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2012 - 4:24 PM


Quote: Come on team, sort out the camera for me it's a new model!

The camera is listed. Smile We always list new cameras as soon as we hear about them which is usually several weeks before they go on sale.

When you type out the camera in the camera field it will appear when you get to Canon EOS 5D select Canon EOS 5D MkIII from the list of three cameras. I have made this and your next upload synced Wink

evelen
evelen  10 England
18 Apr 2012 - 6:43 PM

excellent capture .
eve.

hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk Plus Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2012 - 10:17 PM

Excellent shot not very often you see them in flight
mike

NeilWigan
NeilWigan Plus Member 5NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2012 - 10:53 PM

A mans got to do what a mans got to do.

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2012 - 5:56 AM

Thanks everyone,
some really wonderful comments here
and mostly Thanks for your time
Lillian

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2012 - 6:48 PM

Two terrific action shots Lillian, I think these two combatants must be fencing!
Quote: It's all about the best looking bloke with you girls isn't it?.....Good set Lillian

Ade

That rules you out then big man!Wink

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2012 - 6:50 PM


Quote: Never seen these beautiful creatures anywhere than on the ground or in the water, so top marks for your observation and good captures Lillian.
Joan.

I agree I haven't either, great images Lillian.

gary

You have Gary, don't you remember seeing them in the trees at Cannop Ponds in the Forest of Dean last June, I've got a photograph of one of the drakes sitting in a tree

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