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I think the female Mallard's are just as beautiful as the male's, the markings are so intricate. This was taken at the appropriately named lake 'Mallard's Pike' in the Forest of Dean, as was my last upload. It was a very bright day if a little overcast, no blue sky but still difficult to judge settings. I think i have got it about right but all mods are always welcome.
I haven't managed to get much practice lately (I need it badly) and this was only one of a couple of days I've been out with my camera in the last three months. I will have to dip into the archives before long.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend and enjoy the glorious weather.
Steve.

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Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:sigma 150-500mm
Title:Mallard
Username:SteveMoulding SteveMoulding
Uploaded:25 Jun 2010 - 4:32 PM
Tags:Duck, Mallard, Mallard's pike, Waterfowl, Wildfowl, Wildlife / nature
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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2010 - 4:45 PM

A fine shot of this female mallard, excellent detail in the plumage

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franken
franken e2 Member 123265 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2010 - 4:50 PM


Quote: A fine shot of this female mallard, excellent detail in the plumage

I agree.

Ken

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2010 - 5:19 PM

An excellent image, Steve. Carol

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Evgenya
Evgenya  4 Russian Federation
25 Jun 2010 - 5:19 PM

Wonderful female Mallard's! The Truth it is magnificent? Excellent shot Steve!
Regards Evgenya

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wideangler
25 Jun 2010 - 5:30 PM

and, it's marking time! Great pic.

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rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 5rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2010 - 5:39 PM

Perfect capture with great composition.
Rob.

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HobbitDave
25 Jun 2010 - 5:52 PM

Beautiful sharp shot, Steve, and great composition, really good.
Dave.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2010 - 6:01 PM

Have to say, i agree with you. The females are indeed every bit as beautiful. This is a beautiful shot of her. Nice pose and lovely detail in her plumage.

Ann

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2010 - 6:03 PM

Works for me and a greatcomp as well

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2010 - 7:04 PM

cracking comp steve wonderful detail a beauty nice one Wink
andy

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2010 - 7:12 PM

Lovely shot of the mallard, Steve. The detail and colours are so good.
Ronnie.

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goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2010 - 7:17 PM

Fine detail Steve, and better still large...Bill

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morpheus1955
25 Jun 2010 - 7:49 PM

Excellent shot, superb detail, beautifully taken.

Hugh

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andymark
andymark  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2010 - 8:12 PM

very nice shot indeed

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
25 Jun 2010 - 8:51 PM

A fine shot Steve.

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gary_d
gary_d  7575 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2010 - 11:13 PM

I notice there are no mods to date and thats because imo you have this spot on. - gary

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photophantom
26 Jun 2010 - 12:29 AM

superb close up and composition Steve
Dennis

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PeterLaw
PeterLaw  6 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2010 - 6:16 AM

A super close up shot, very well taken,with great detail
[I thought Mallard was an A4 pacific though]
Peter

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 6:41 AM

An excellent shot - the females are often overlooked normally because they dont have the bright colours - lovely marking

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2010 - 7:02 AM

Super capture Steve, like her pose and great detail .
Shaun

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 1:10 PM

Fine shot.

Rock

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 4:00 PM

You certainly captured her well Steve,
good details in large view, and she's giving you the eye...watch it!
Lillian

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johnjones
johnjones  5 England
26 Jun 2010 - 5:20 PM

Aexcellent capture spot on
jj

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maratsuikka
26 Jun 2010 - 7:13 PM

hi Steve,fine image here

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dweezil
dweezil  6 England
26 Jun 2010 - 8:44 PM

A beauty Steve some lovely detail in the large one
Craig

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
27 Jun 2010 - 12:08 PM

Lovely shot Steve.
Brian

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Alec1
Alec1  7 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2010 - 9:53 AM

Nice capture Steve.
Alec

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Quote: Have to say, i agree with you. The females are indeed every bit as beautiful. This is a beautiful shot of her. Nice pose and lovely detail in her plumage.

Ann

I totally agree! Well done! Smile

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Mynett
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28 Jun 2010 - 4:32 PM

very beautiful and fine detail

Linda

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
28 Jun 2010 - 7:07 PM

A fabulous detailed capture, Steve.
Roy

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KevinWalsham
28 Jun 2010 - 8:29 PM

very well composed image

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2010 - 8:36 PM

Very nicely captured Steve - Ina

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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 5metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2010 - 11:57 AM

A superb image
CArol

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Jo12
Jo12  4 England
29 Jun 2010 - 7:57 PM

Excellent shot!
Jo

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dmhuynh72
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1 Jul 2010 - 12:50 AM

excellent capture Steve
regards
Yung

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