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Hope you are getting around alright with the snow
Thank you for your comments on the waders also thank Ron[Maiwands]
For the UA/Award it is much appreciated

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:600.0 mm f/4.0
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:4 Jan 2013 - 1:39 PM
Focal Length:600mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Male Goosander
Username:hasslebladuk hasslebladuk
Uploaded:20 Jan 2013 - 1:53 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 1:59 AM

Perfectly focussed at 600mm: well done, Mike.
A striking duck with that bright carmine beak, and you have even got a catch of light in the eye.
Ronnie.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 3:14 AM

Like his beak. Very good capture........Sandy

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 4:04 AM

A beautiful detailed capture with great colours.

Lavina

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
20 Jan 2013 - 4:07 AM

This is a superb capture of this lovely bird - very well taken Mike !!GrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 6:20 AM

An excellewnt capture, Mike, good catchlight in the eye, and his plumage glistens. Carol

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 - 8:55 AM

Stunning PoV.

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 9:07 AM

Lovely focus and great light...............GrinGrinGrinGrin

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 9:15 AM

Superb capture Mike. The exposure is perfect- and that with a 600mm. Still its whar we expect when using Nikon gear.GrinGrinGrinSmileSmileTongueTongue
Ron

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 533 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 9:33 AM

Great detail,colours and light
Jeremy Smile

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 9:38 AM

brilliant detail mike wonderful colour and light love the pov a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 9:48 AM

Super capture
Ju

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 11:00 AM

I like the low angle

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 12:39 PM

Superb pov and detail.
Carole

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33120 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 1:01 PM

A beautifully observed and composed image of this gorgeous waterfowl.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 2:32 PM


Quote: A beautifully observed and composed image of this gorgeous waterfowl.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

nathan seems to have said it all for me.

Ann

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 3:25 PM

Eye detail to be very envious of Mike
great shot
Lillian

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4562 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom61 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 3:55 PM

Lovely shot !!!!.....one of my favourite birds !!!!!

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 5:52 PM

Stunning image,
Ali

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 9:00 PM

Perfect dof, Mike, and glorious colours.

Dave

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kazza12
kazza12  2 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 - 12:29 PM

great shot with super detail SmileSmile karen

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 4:34 PM

Very nicely done.

Gerry

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 8:07 PM

outstanding capture I love the eye contact and the red beak!

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 11:02 PM

A cracking shot of this unusual looking duck, i've tried to no avail to get good shots of these at Slimbridge and on the River Wye at Hereford

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