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Male Mallard taking to exercising in the sunshine

Just back from Arundel Wetlands..what a great day..loads of photographers as two Kingfishers

So a quick break from the BWC and a few from Arundel
Hand held and have done nothing with him..just a crop!

Thanks for looking

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:29 Dec 2013 - 12:43 PM
Focal Length:330mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/2500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Sunshine flap!
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:29 Dec 2013 - 5:10 PM
Tags:Duck, General, Mallard, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

Comments

nglen
nglen  641 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 5:13 PM

The Mallard is enjoying the bright sunshine. Good detail in the open wings.
Nick

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 5:14 PM

great work

christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
29 Dec 2013 - 5:14 PM

great timing lillian like the light. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 5:19 PM

Nice Image Lillian!! I like it a lot!!

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 5:22 PM

Wonderful irridescence in his plumage, Lillian, a fine capture. Carol

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32822 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 5:23 PM

Beautifully captured, however your image would benefit from a little straightening in the horizontal GrinGrinGrin

Gypsyman
Gypsyman e2 Member 3659 forum postsGypsyman vcard England
29 Dec 2013 - 5:25 PM

I had no need to get into a flap, to decide who to give my UA to. Eric.

HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4261 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
29 Dec 2013 - 5:35 PM

I love his colours and you managed to get him in mid flap. Great capture.

Harriet

Myathebirdwatcher999
Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior Member 1 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2013 - 5:38 PM

Great shot and timing
Hope you had a great day out!
MyaGrinGrinGrin

Last Modified By Myathebirdwatcher999 at 29 Dec 2013 - 5:39 PM
DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 5:47 PM

Superb detail and clarity, Lillian.

Richard

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 5:54 PM

Absolutely gorgeous Lillian. Lovely lighting GrinGrin

Kathryn

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 233 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 5:57 PM

Very fast exposure and photographer's finger!

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 6:02 PM

Superb picture Lillian. I applaud your capture. GrinGrin Peter

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 6:12 PM

V2 for Nathan
although river was running off on a fork there
and reeds naturally falling for reflectionWink
It does look better..but unfortunately not a true image now

pks
pks  10 England
29 Dec 2013 - 6:20 PM

its stands so much its almost 3d

peter

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 6:47 PM

Lovely movement in this delightful shot.SmileSmile

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 6:52 PM

His iridescent feathers show up very well Lillian. Super colour and light.

Last Modified By AnnChown at 29 Dec 2013 - 6:52 PM
netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2142 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 6:59 PM

Brilliant timing Lillian with lovely light and reflectionSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmileSmileSmile

taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 6:59 PM

Brilliant colors!

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
29 Dec 2013 - 7:22 PM

Excellent timing Lillian, like both versions,
Fred.

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 7:28 PM

Two superb shots Lillian, excellent timing

Hugh

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 7:42 PM

Two smashing shots
Ju

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
29 Dec 2013 - 8:34 PM

Lovely shot Lillian

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91885 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 8:38 PM

Superbly colourful and timely capture Lillian.
Brian.

Ruthannette
Ruthannette e2 Member 7Ruthannette vcard England
29 Dec 2013 - 8:41 PM

Glad you had a good day Lillian, sunny here too. Excellent Mallard images, colours are superb, I love action shots.

Ruth

Caziwinkles
29 Dec 2013 - 8:42 PM

Shot of the day for me Lillian - great timing! Smile

Carol

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 8:42 PM

Superb images Lillian,

Ali Grin

michaelo
michaelo e2 Member 7michaelo vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 8:53 PM

what a beauty!!!!!

jacquig
29 Dec 2013 - 9:07 PM

Lovely colours and reflections. Smile

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 9:36 PM

Superb photography as usual Lillian

rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 9:45 PM

Two sharp and well timed shots Lillian.

Ray

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 10:12 PM

Stunning captures for all aspects!
Regards,
George

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 10:53 PM

The mallard is brilliant Lillian.
With nature image do we retain as it was or straighten or remove distractions?
Don't suppose there is a definitive answer unless for a Wildlife competition?
Kate GrinGrinGrin

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 11:02 PM

Well spotted and timed Lillian . Fine shot.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 11:14 PM

Great captured Lillian well timedSmile

Cliff

lynks
lynks  6 England
29 Dec 2013 - 11:43 PM

Brilliant capture of a humble duck like the Mallard.WinkWinkWinkWink

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
30 Dec 2013 - 12:59 AM

Two adorable captures with excellent light on the subjects... Grin
IB

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 1:17 AM

Ready to fly, Lillian.
Ron

SimonFletch
SimonFletch e2 Member SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 5:03 AM

Stunning image, Lillian, excellent timing and fabulous colours.

Simon

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
30 Dec 2013 - 5:15 AM

Excellent images Lillian !

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 8:11 AM

Beautiful bird captured in a beautiful setting.

Albert

janlea
janlea e2 Member 2janlea vcard United Kingdom
30 Dec 2013 - 8:52 AM

Stunning images Lillian, wonderful colours, detail and reflections Smile
Jan

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 9:05 AM

A beautiful shot Lillian, and I'm kind of edging towards V2 as a fav'.

John Smile

PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 9:05 AM

Super capture Lillian. All the best for the New Year. Look forward to the Kingy shots. paul

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 9:13 AM

V2, definitely.

jennialexander
jennialexander e2 Member 945 forum postsjennialexander vcard United Kingdom
30 Dec 2013 - 9:21 AM

Well caught. Wishing you a very happy, Healthy, prosperous and good shooting year
Jenni xxxx

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
30 Dec 2013 - 10:20 AM

Two wonderful images Lillian.. The colours are beautiful on this little one..Grin

Lynette Grin

AlexAppleby
30 Dec 2013 - 10:27 AM

Beautiful light and colour.

GordonLack
GordonLack e2 Member 4GordonLack vcard United Kingdom
30 Dec 2013 - 10:40 AM

Beautifully captured Lillian

Gordon

dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101438 forum postsdark_lord vcard England119 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 12:23 PM

Wel captured, even if it's 'only' a mallard.
Much better for straightening up.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 4:45 PM

What a poser Lillian, this is a fabulous image of this mallard drake flapping his wings, the colours are simply glorious and you've caught him in some wonderful warm light. I had a very enjoyable day at Slimbridge with gary_d and the light was perfect and the weather sunny all day. I managed a shot of a cetti's warbler and lots of a heron close up. He came to within a few feet of us and wasn't in the least bit bothered that around a dozen or so photographers were snapping away at him constantly!

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 10:47 PM

he doesn't need any 'doing to', he is just fine!

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