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A beautiful young female Red-Crested Pochard. A gentle soft landing after a very short trip across the surface of the lake.

Thanks for all the C&C's they are very much appreciated.

Steve.

Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:Sigma 170-500mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Soft Duck Down
Username:SteveMoulding SteveMoulding
Uploaded:2 Jun 2009 - 3:58 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Bob_V
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2 Jun 2009 - 4:02 PM

Three fabulous action captures, so well taken.
Bob

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phil99
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2 Jun 2009 - 4:08 PM

All are well captured shots with loads of action and all pin sharp....Phil

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Natzdad
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2 Jun 2009 - 4:12 PM

super images love them all, great clarity..............Mick

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barbarahirst
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2 Jun 2009 - 4:13 PM

Sorry But they are sooooo sweet
Lovely lovely shots

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2 Jun 2009 - 4:15 PM

Brilliant shots
Steve

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KevinWalsham
2 Jun 2009 - 4:36 PM

what a set of images well timed and the sharp focus well composed.

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JdeNLucas
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2 Jun 2009 - 4:47 PM

Steve,these are lovely shots and my favorite is the one that you have here. Well done! Thanks for your support on my bull series!
B wishes John

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2 Jun 2009 - 4:58 PM

Another stunning set.
Scott

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PeterLaw
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2 Jun 2009 - 5:21 PM

A really great set of shots, well captured.
Peter

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Dorothea
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2 Jun 2009 - 5:27 PM

Nice shot

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jack33
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2 Jun 2009 - 5:34 PM

Very nice shots Steve, great detail and caught the action well. Excellent.

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2 Jun 2009 - 6:30 PM

Top marks for these.

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2 Jun 2009 - 6:42 PM

Beautiful capture, love the colours/detail, well done


Craig

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2 Jun 2009 - 6:52 PM

Superb images you pulled all the stops out on these. Gary

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2 Jun 2009 - 7:23 PM

3 great shots,
Alan

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2 Jun 2009 - 7:33 PM

Three very nice shots - good colour and detail on all three - Elizabeth

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2 Jun 2009 - 7:44 PM

Three awesome captures. Wonderful detail and the best colour....Sandy

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2 Jun 2009 - 7:56 PM

Nice set if images with great detail and colour
Dave

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martinjp
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2 Jun 2009 - 8:17 PM

Beautiful little Pochard Steve...

Great compositional shot...

Martin.

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2 Jun 2009 - 8:21 PM

What delightful images and so brilliantly timed too. They really are also extremely sweet!

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2 Jun 2009 - 8:27 PM

3 excellent captures Steve, great detail and nice timing. Well done
Steve

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2 Jun 2009 - 9:34 PM

nice set of images

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Gezina
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2 Jun 2009 - 9:39 PM

Good timing with V2 for me as a favourite - well composed and beautiful detail - Ina

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2 Jun 2009 - 9:46 PM

Great captures and detail.
vanda

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2 Jun 2009 - 10:11 PM

fab shot Steve, pin sharp action image.
Dennis

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Admiral_Frost
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2 Jun 2009 - 10:36 PM

Just beautiful.
Dave

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2 Jun 2009 - 11:02 PM

Great shot.

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2 Jun 2009 - 11:04 PM

wonderful set of shots steve v2 my fav
andy

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2 Jun 2009 - 11:08 PM

Stunning set Steve brilliant detail
Harry

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maratsuikka
3 Jun 2009 - 6:28 AM

Fantastic Steve

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3 Jun 2009 - 6:37 AM

Three brilliant shots.
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3 Jun 2009 - 7:29 AM

A great trio - good detail in the head

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3 Jun 2009 - 9:07 AM

Three rippers Steve.....Bill

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3 Jun 2009 - 12:34 PM

what a cutie and well captured, love v2
regards
yung

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3 Jun 2009 - 12:47 PM

Brilliant captures, must have managed a very high shutter for these!
Gary

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3 Jun 2009 - 4:16 PM

Very well captured Steve, Superb detail in all three but my fav is V2.
Shaun

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3 Jun 2009 - 5:00 PM

Great timing on the shot top post Don.

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3 Jun 2009 - 5:44 PM

Very good action set.

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3 Jun 2009 - 7:41 PM

Lovely shots. Very pleased to give you your half century

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Roly
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3 Jun 2009 - 10:27 PM

Super well timed set of shots.Well captured indeed.Love the drops of water in V1.

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3 Jun 2009 - 10:28 PM

Awesomely sharp set. v.2 is superb but they are all excellent.
Dave. (Half a century plus one Wink

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3 Jun 2009 - 10:35 PM

Wonderful set of such an adorable little creature! Patti

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3 Jun 2009 - 10:43 PM

Three beautiful shots,lovely detail and light

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3 Jun 2009 - 10:48 PM

Wow 3 stunning images great detail and colours
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4 Jun 2009 - 12:47 AM

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!
I love every version.
10/10

Bev

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4 Jun 2009 - 6:04 AM

3 lovely action shots of this lovely looking bird, nice details, like them all

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4 Jun 2009 - 8:45 AM

Great series of close up detail captures, love the colours. Good Timing.
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4 Jun 2009 - 9:26 AM

Three realy stunning shots, brilliantly captured.
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4 Jun 2009 - 10:41 AM

Three great captures - like the details and tones in these - good work.
Regards Richard.

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4 Jun 2009 - 4:51 PM

fantastic shots steve, I like #2 best but they are really, really good.
vicki

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5 Jun 2009 - 8:55 AM

You've captured the action superbly with this series of shots. Well done.
Cheers GRAHAM

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maggie9
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5 Jun 2009 - 1:34 PM

superb pochard action Smile

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6 Jun 2009 - 12:02 PM

Cracking set of images.
Martin..

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8 Jun 2009 - 6:01 PM

These are excellent captures Steve,the clarity and colour are superb..................

Tony.

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boydmace
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14 Jun 2009 - 1:56 PM

Great action shot captured perfectly. Thanks for you comment on my Butcher Bird. Boyd

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