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Is this Mallard a Duck or Dipper? He certainly ducked under the water or was he dipping under the water, hence the title.
I actually managed to get out for a couple of hours on Sunday with the camera and spent it at the WWT at Arundel. I also had the pleasure of bumping into a couple of fellow EPZ'ers.
The light was very harsh and bright and I quite often overexposed, especially on the Eider's.
I know it's just a duck but I hope you like this Mallard, having just bathed. I quite liked the way the water just ran off his back.
Many thanks for all your kind comments and votes on my Little Owl.
I am trying to catch up with everybody when time permits but work is taking up a lot of my time at the moment, (another 3 month contract) and starting up a new company.
Best wishes,
Steve.

Best viewed LARGE if you have time.

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:sigma 150-500mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Duck or Dipper?
Username:SteveMoulding SteveMoulding
Uploaded:13 Oct 2010 - 10:42 PM
Tags:Arundel, Duck, Mallard, Wildlife / nature, Wwt
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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2010 - 11:04 PM

Good colours and detail,well shot.

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patspeirs
patspeirs  7 Scotland
13 Oct 2010 - 11:06 PM

'off a ducks back' indeed. Excellent shot.
Pat

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2010 - 11:39 PM

A lovely crisp shot, Steve, beautifully exposed and timed so well to capture the water on its back before it was all dispersed. Nice one.
Ronnie.

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2010 - 11:43 PM

fantastic detail wonderful colour steve a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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Lovely detailed capture Steve

Chris

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2010 - 3:01 AM

Perfect!!

Ann

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jeb2012
jeb2012  4 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2010 - 3:58 AM

A Beautiful capture

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2010 - 5:00 AM

Great capture........Sandy

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2010 - 6:17 AM

An excellent image, Steve, good colour and detail, well captured. Carol

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2010 - 8:41 AM

Super capture of the Mallard Steve. I always feel that this bird/duck is rather neglected whilst we all chase more exotic species. Shame really as he is very handsome.
Ron

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franken
franken e2 Member 113108 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2010 - 8:57 AM

Lovely!

Ken

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2010 - 2:07 PM

Super detail and color Steve, cracking shot,
Geoff.

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2010 - 6:47 PM

Superbly detailed capture Steve - wonderful tones. Love the water effects.
Sylvia

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2010 - 6:56 PM

love the water droplets

Adrian

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7121 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2010 - 8:15 PM

Great shot, as above like the water droplets

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gingerdelight
14 Oct 2010 - 8:27 PM

Love this shot! Great water detail captured.
Carol

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
14 Oct 2010 - 9:45 PM

A superbly detailed, timed and captured image, Steve.
Roy

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2010 - 10:18 PM

Superb shot, excellent colours and detail, beautifully captured.

Hugh

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
14 Oct 2010 - 10:19 PM

Super colour and details Steve.Large view is a must.

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HobbitDave
14 Oct 2010 - 10:31 PM

This is a great shot, Steve, perfect timing and exposure to 'freeze' the water running off his back. Top shot, and as Roly above says, must be viewed 'Large'.
Dave.

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14 Oct 2010 - 10:37 PM

Wonderful detail Steve,excellent work mate.

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2010 - 10:53 PM

Superb! Great use of a fast shutter to freeze the action.

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goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2010 - 11:24 PM

Fine detail Steve - you've caught the results of him ducking or dipping very well...Bill

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PeterLaw
PeterLaw  6 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2010 - 12:13 PM

A really well taken shot and such great colours.
peter

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2010 - 2:36 PM

Well timed capture Steve, good details and colours too.
Regards Richard

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15 Oct 2010 - 4:41 PM

Orange sauce springs to mind.

Rock

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15 Oct 2010 - 5:15 PM

A great shot Steve, love the water effect.
Brian

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SandraKay
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15 Oct 2010 - 5:19 PM


Quote: Orange sauce springs to mind.

Ha ha. We have some duck breasts in the fridge.
Beautiful tones and the water droplets are spectacular.
Sandra

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Mynett
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15 Oct 2010 - 6:16 PM

like the water falling over the back this is a fine sharp shot

Linda

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metro074
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16 Oct 2010 - 9:53 AM

Just beautiful Steve. The colurs and detail is superb
Carol

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photophantom
18 Oct 2010 - 8:14 AM

stunning!!
Dennis

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22 Oct 2010 - 5:07 PM

A lovely image, great timing and detail.
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