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Hello,

Many thanks for comments and votes on my great tit and water rail. I do have more of the water rail but for now I want to upload shots of different birds.

Todays is a Gadwall duck. They arent colourful but have really detailed patterns.

I like this shot because of the water on its back and head and dripping from beak.

Hope you like it to, thanks for looking

Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:100-400
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Gadwall Duck
Username:BlackNinja BlackNinja
Uploaded:6 Jun 2008 - 3:21 PM
Tags:Gadwall duck, Rutland, Wildlife / nature
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whiteswan01
6 Jun 2008 - 3:42 PM

nice capture like the water from hs beak Dawn

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Bumpkin
Bumpkin  659 forum posts Virgin Islands, U.s.
6 Jun 2008 - 3:56 PM

Great shot very clear and love the water droplets on the body, well done
Deb

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gillykins
gillykins  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2008 - 4:12 PM

Love the detail you've captured!
Gill

Last Modified By gillykins at 6 Jun 2008 - 4:13 PM

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GalleryGirl
6 Jun 2008 - 4:19 PM

I like the little droplets falling from his bill. super shot.
Marilyn x

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2008 - 4:19 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Well caught with lovely droplets. The image is a bit flat and needs a slight adjustment in PS.

Go to levels and move the RH fader to the edge of the graph. Do the same to the LH fader but move it to the right, just past the start of the graph. See if you like the difference. Also crop the OOF part of the water and a tad off the RH side of the picture to give a stronger composition. Hope this helps.

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stevieasp
stevieasp  7 England
6 Jun 2008 - 4:26 PM

Nice one Charlie,
Steve

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marriedandhappy

Another beautiful photo i gather your parents are giving you support well done them and yourself. kaz

Last Modified By marriedandhappy at 6 Jun 2008 - 4:40 PM

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VNelson
VNelson  9 United States
6 Jun 2008 - 4:42 PM

The pattern come through beautifully with this detailed shot.

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IFIMAGE
IFIMAGE  6143 forum posts Wales
6 Jun 2008 - 4:52 PM

Great detail on a great shot
Ian..

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dickiedriver
6 Jun 2008 - 4:57 PM

Nice shot charlie, would agree with lonely_oryx though it does seem slightly flat nothing that PS couldn't sort though

Richard

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Tern2605  7 England
6 Jun 2008 - 4:59 PM


Quote: Another beautiful photo i gather your parents are giving you support well done them and yourself. kaz

Thanks Kaz, We often go out together but I already think he is better with his camera than me !!!! Need to find someone or somthing that can teach him more. If anyone has any suggestions . Proud Dad

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Newtman
Newtman  85 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2008 - 5:00 PM

Another nice image from you, I agree with the comments about the flatness, but it is a simple thing to sort out.
David

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RainbowMusic
6 Jun 2008 - 5:53 PM

Nice picture ^^ I like the water dripping from its beak

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GMKhamish
GMKhamish  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2008 - 6:05 PM

Gadwall Duck - I reckon you made that name up - just like my wee Scottish Sparrow.

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BlackNinja
6 Jun 2008 - 6:12 PM


Quote: Gadwall Duck - I reckon you made that name up - just like my wee Scottish Sparrow.

probably should have called it runny nose duck

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LuzDeNoche
6 Jun 2008 - 6:41 PM

Super capture. I bet it looks brilliant close up.
Smile Lucy

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2008 - 6:43 PM

Lovely shot.
Geoff.

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ChrisWallace
6 Jun 2008 - 7:45 PM

Great picture Charlie, droplets caught well.
Chris

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janty66
janty66  7 England
6 Jun 2008 - 7:57 PM

hello Charlie, super shot, love the droplets..

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SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2008 - 8:28 PM

Cracking shot Charlie.. have an RC

Jon

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Dee73
Dee73  6 England
6 Jun 2008 - 8:30 PM

superb shot, i think the water droplets are a great touch.

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MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2008 - 8:45 PM

I agree about the water droplets, Charlie, another cracking image Smile

Fran x

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Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2008 - 8:56 PM

Lovely water drops Charlie, an amazing picture.
Jann

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gerrymac
gerrymac  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2008 - 9:14 PM

Lovely detailed shot good job
Gerry

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
6 Jun 2008 - 9:41 PM

Love the way you have caught the water dripping off the beak, super shot.

Nicky

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2008 - 9:49 PM

good detail in this shot another vote to help you on your way

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cameracat  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2008 - 9:50 PM

Superb......Great capture.....!

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dexthersj41
6 Jun 2008 - 9:50 PM

Wow great shot nice and sharp!
Adrian.

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dweezil
dweezil  6 England
6 Jun 2008 - 10:12 PM

Stunning shot great detail and droplets
Craig

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ringyneck
ringyneck  7304 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2008 - 10:53 PM

Superb.

Keith

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photophantom
6 Jun 2008 - 11:09 PM

Cool shot Charlie. Well done.
Dennis

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ShedMan  8 South Africa2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2008 - 8:54 AM

Great shot.

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bryanmw  7 England
7 Jun 2008 - 9:06 AM

another cracking shot charlie Bryan

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Portknockie
7 Jun 2008 - 12:22 PM

A superb shot..the detail is spot on...

Don

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Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2008 - 3:55 PM

Well done Charlie. A very fine shot. Gadwall are beautful ducks with wonderful markings.
Ron

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7 Jun 2008 - 6:03 PM

Well done again Charlie, love the water on him. Vanda

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2008 - 7:43 PM

Happy to make this your half century Charlie.
This is another really good capture. Well done.
Fran

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Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2008 - 8:49 PM

Good one Charlie the water drops are beautiful. Ina

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anpix  688 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Jun 2008 - 9:09 PM

Well done Charlie you are on fire with your uploads at the moment well done

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norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2008 - 8:15 AM

Great capture Charlie..............

Tony.

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Nettles  7 England
8 Jun 2008 - 8:31 AM

Good capture of the water droplets.
Annette

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
8 Jun 2008 - 7:06 PM

Brilliantly captured, well taken.

Christine

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Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 4:06 PM

Great details and colours.

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dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 9:26 PM

well composed and very sharp image

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tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2008 - 7:41 AM


Quote: I agree about the water droplets, Charlie, another cracking image

Fran x

My thoughts too; they portray a bit of action going on
Tim

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18 Jun 2008 - 11:21 PM

Excellent timing Charlie, like all those droplets, very good image,
Johanna

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