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A handsome pintail drake I saw on the Rushy Pen Lake at Slimbridge Wetland Centre back in October.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:150.0 - 500.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 242.8 - 809.2 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 Oct 2013 - 1:15 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Pintail Drake
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:21 Apr 2014 - 12:18 AM
Tags:Drake, Glos, Pintail duck, Slimbridge, Wildfowl & wetlands trust, Wildlife / nature
Votes:43

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debu
debu  5 India
21 Apr 2014 - 12:23 AM

Great shot, very nicely captured.
debu

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tonyguitar
21 Apr 2014 - 12:24 AM

Excellent and well lit too. We have these here in B.C. as well. Handsome fellow. TG

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LexEquine
LexEquine  9 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2014 - 12:28 AM

Excellent & beautiful Capture ~ LEx Wink

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Daisymaye
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21 Apr 2014 - 12:41 AM

He is a beautiful duck. And very well captured Ed.

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taggart
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21 Apr 2014 - 12:46 AM

A perfect duck portrait!

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CarolG
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21 Apr 2014 - 5:50 AM

A fine fella, Ed, good capture. Carol

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SimonFletch
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21 Apr 2014 - 6:38 AM

I like the reflection, Ed and you've got some quacking-good detail in Mr Pintail, too.

Trust you and yours are having a good break from the daily grind, Ed, whatever that may be Wink
Simon

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Badgerfred
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21 Apr 2014 - 6:47 AM

Excellent capture Ed, nice detail,
Fred.

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SimonFletch
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21 Apr 2014 - 7:02 AM

Came back for a second look...
Can't beat it, it's my 'Best Today' Wink

Simon

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
21 Apr 2014 - 7:39 AM

Great image. Well captured.

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LynneJoyce
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21 Apr 2014 - 7:54 AM

An absolute beauty, well done Ed.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2014 - 8:18 AM

Excellent shot of the pinteal, Ed, a breed with which I am t familiar.
R.

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livinglevels
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21 Apr 2014 - 8:54 AM

Great image set off by the beautiful water texture and colour.
Paul

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ColleenA
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21 Apr 2014 - 9:55 AM

A great capture Ed, love the reflections

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2014 - 10:44 AM


Quote: Excellent shot of the pinteal, Ed, a breed with which I am t familiar.
R.

Never heard of a pinteal Ronnie, I guess it my be a hybrid duck, a cross between a pintail and a teal!WinkGrinTongue

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Glostopcat
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21 Apr 2014 - 10:47 AM

Many thanks for the user award Simon, it is greatly appreciated, Ed

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lifesnapper
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21 Apr 2014 - 11:09 AM

A very nice Light on this image Ed', and nicely caught with Light in the Eye too.

John Smile

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Irishkate
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21 Apr 2014 - 11:25 AM

And very handsome he is too - I love the reflections.
Thank you for all those votes and comments Ed.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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bricurtis
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21 Apr 2014 - 12:19 PM

Good detail Ed - catch light and reflection.
Brian.

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Maiwand
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21 Apr 2014 - 2:06 PM

Lovely water bird Ed. Excellent detail.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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21 Apr 2014 - 2:24 PM

A pin sharp and wonderfully captured image Ed. Love the detail and the colour in the plumage whilst at the same time the wonderful rippled reflections add a sense of realism.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Nikonuser1
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21 Apr 2014 - 2:25 PM

Great capture EdSmile

Cliff

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DerekL
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21 Apr 2014 - 3:35 PM

Lovely light and detail Ed.

Derek

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21 Apr 2014 - 5:25 PM

Great birding! --- Jukka.

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2014 - 6:19 PM

Super capture of him.

B.

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Mike_Smith
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21 Apr 2014 - 8:29 PM

A beautiful shot Ed, don't think i have seen these at Wetlands where i go, but Slimbridge is the main site it seems

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ChristineD
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21 Apr 2014 - 8:31 PM

very well captured

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Glostopcat
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21 Apr 2014 - 8:32 PM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed

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annettep38
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25 Apr 2014 - 11:41 PM

the cocky eye suits this handsome bird very well.
great refelection,too.

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