Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Sunshine flap!

Versions (Variants)Version Help

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

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
Views:237
Unique Views:97
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

Comments

nglen
nglen  741 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 Plus Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 5:14 PM

great work

christinecilia
christinecilia Plus Member 3christinecilia vcard England
29 Dec 2013 - 5:14 PM

great timing lillian like the light. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6304 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 5:19 PM

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

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8167 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 5:22 PM

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

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43828 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 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 Plus Member 4660 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 Plus Member 4272 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 2 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 Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 5:47 PM

Superb detail and clarity, Lillian.

Richard

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 5:54 PM

Absolutely gorgeous Lillian. Lovely lighting GrinGrin

Kathryn

ddolfelin
ddolfelin Plus Member 371 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 5:57 PM

Very fast exposure and photographer's finger!

Mollycat
Mollycat Plus Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 6:02 PM

Superb picture Lillian. I applaud your capture. GrinGrin Peter

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

Lovely movement in this delightful shot.SmileSmile

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 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 Plus Member 3225 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 6:59 PM

Brilliant timing Lillian with lovely light and reflectionSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmileSmileSmile

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 6:59 PM

Brilliant colors!

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

Excellent timing Lillian, like both versions,
Fred.

morpheus1955
29 Dec 2013 - 7:28 PM

Two superb shots Lillian, excellent timing

Hugh

JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 7:42 PM

Two smashing shots
Ju

Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
29 Dec 2013 - 8:34 PM

Lovely shot Lillian

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91939 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 8:38 PM

Superbly colourful and timely capture Lillian.
Brian.

Ruthannette
Ruthannette Plus Member 8Ruthannette 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 Plus Member 3626 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 8:42 PM

Superb images Lillian,

Ali Grin

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

what a beauty!!!!!

jacquig
jacquig  1 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2013 - 9:07 PM

Lovely colours and reflections. Smile

ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2234 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 9:36 PM

Superb photography as usual Lillian

rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 9:45 PM

Two sharp and well timed shots Lillian.

Ray

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 10:12 PM

Stunning captures for all aspects!
Regards,
George

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 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 Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 11:02 PM

Well spotted and timed Lillian . Fine shot.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 11:14 PM

Great captured Lillian well timedSmile

Cliff

lynks
lynks  7 England
29 Dec 2013 - 11:43 PM

Brilliant capture of a humble duck like the Mallard.WinkWinkWinkWink

Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
30 Dec 2013 - 12:59 AM

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

rontear
rontear Plus Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 1:17 AM

Ready to fly, Lillian.
Ron

SimonFletch
SimonFletch Plus Member 1SimonFletch 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  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 8:11 AM

Beautiful bird captured in a beautiful setting.

Albert

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

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

lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus 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 Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 9:13 AM

V2, definitely.

jennialexander
jennialexander Plus Member 1045 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 Plus 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 Plus Member 5GordonLack vcard United Kingdom
30 Dec 2013 - 10:40 AM

Beautifully captured Lillian

Gordon

dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101539 forum postsdark_lord vcard England162 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 Plus Member 8247 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 Plus Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 10:47 PM

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

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.