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Took the wife for a drive yesterday and ended up around the Forest of Dean area - was hoping to see some hawfinch but sadly didn't. I did get a 1st though...stopped at a place called Cannop Ponds and went to have a look what was on there and saw a few of these...I have never seen one before to be honest although they are fairly common in the UK. The light wasn't the best and its really only a record shot but its brightening up a rather Sunday grey morning here in wet Wales.
Hope you are all having a good weekend.

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Canon 400M L f5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Mandarin
Username:Alan_Coles Alan_Coles
Uploaded:16 May 2010 - 9:14 AM
Tags:General, Wildlife / nature
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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2010 - 9:15 AM

its starting to rain here to but the picture lifts the mind these are so photogenic

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susanbarton
16 May 2010 - 9:18 AM

A beautiful detaied shot and brilliant vibrant colours

Susan

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2010 - 9:22 AM

nice colourful capture of this pretty duck, I wish we had them up here but they seem to favour the south

Linda

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PeelNStick
PeelNStick  10 United States4 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2010 - 9:23 AM

Good shot. I always find it hard to properly expose this guys.

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andy210966
16 May 2010 - 9:23 AM

Excellent plummage detail Alan. Nice shot!

Andy

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Kingfisher8
16 May 2010 - 9:41 AM

A beautiful capture well done.

Keith.

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Imagephotographics

Beautiful shot Al - There's loads of Mandarins down at the Wetlands in Llanelli, worth a visit !

Chris

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Alan_Coles
16 May 2010 - 9:48 AM


Quote: Beautiful shot Al - There's loads of Mandarins down at the Wetlands in Llanelli, worth a visit !

Chris

Thanks Chris....thinking of popping dopwn West one day in the next week, might pop along there.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2010 - 10:18 AM

a perfect pose...the colours and detail are spot on

Adrian

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13321 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2010 - 10:50 AM

Excellent shot,
Alan

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2010 - 10:58 AM

cracking colour and detail a beauty nice one Wink
andy

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2010 - 11:13 AM

a very attractive duck, have managed to see a hawfinch on cannock chase, but didnt get a decent pic, need a better lens and lessons!!!
glad you managed to combine an outing with a photo op.lesley

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2010 - 11:29 AM

Beautiful image with superb detail and colours
Alexa

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Oliverpants
Oliverpants e2 Member 5Oliverpants vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2010 - 11:52 AM

Great shot of these very attractive ducks, did your wife enjoy the ride out? Hope the weather improves for you. Ann

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2010 - 1:14 PM

Exquisite color and detail in this lovely duck, Patti

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2010 - 2:29 PM

Beautiful capture of this colourful fellow..........Sandy

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jeronius
jeronius e2 Member 5jeronius vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2010 - 3:06 PM

wow, this is stunning.
Jerry

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2010 - 3:09 PM

You've got a super shot and the detail and colour are very good.
Joan.

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2010 - 4:42 PM

Beautifully exposed and captured.
Steve.

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andymark
andymark  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2010 - 6:18 PM

nice one

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2010 - 7:24 PM

Probably the most beautifully plumaged duck you could hope to see. The plumage is mind blowing. Excellent shot Alan.
Ron

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Morgs
Morgs  6 Wales62 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2010 - 7:30 PM

Beautiful colours on a duck that I have never seen.

Dave

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Platchet
Platchet  7 Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2010 - 10:06 PM

What a beauty, nicely taken mate, but should have filled the frame for max Mandarin.
Gaz

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 6:41 PM

Superb detail. Paul

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