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Another one of those weeks where time just diappears, sorry for the lack of comments. I'm just working harder than ever to keep my job, the redundancies have been posponed for another two weeks. As you can imagine the stress levels are climbing, anyway enough waffle and offloading of my troubles.
Thanks for the kind comments and good wishes they are very much appreciated.
Back to photography. A quick upload today of this young Mandarin Drake still not in his full plumage. I love these beautiful ducks and taking their pictures. I hope you like him. Thanks for all your C&C's on my Kestrel, I still haven't mastered inflight shots yet but will keep practicing. Any advice would be gratefully received.
Have a great week.
Steve.

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:sigma 150-500mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Young Mandarin Drake
Username:SteveMoulding SteveMoulding
Uploaded:23 Jun 2010 - 3:08 PM
Tags:Drake, Duck, Mandarin, Wildfowl, Wildlife / nature, Young
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 3:22 PM

A superb image, Steve, wonderful colour and detail. Good luck on the job front, it must be a very worrying time for you. Carol

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Canadiann
Canadiann e2 Member 4Canadiann vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 3:43 PM

A splended shot Steve. This is really well done and what a super subject you have chosen. I can only dream about shots like this. Hope things go well at your job. I know what stress can do to you. Keeping busy always helps but sometimes we have to push ourselves. Keep up the wonderful work.
Regards
Ann

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andymark
andymark e2 Member 4andymark vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 3:50 PM

beautiful shot

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Imagephotographics e2 Member 5Imagephotographics vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 3:51 PM

Great shot Steve of the beautiful Mandarin Duck

Chris

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
23 Jun 2010 - 3:58 PM

beautiful

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franken
franken e2 Member 123271 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 5:08 PM

This is a lovely capture!

Ken

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Kingfisher8
Kingfisher8 e2 Member 5Kingfisher8 vcard England
23 Jun 2010 - 6:00 PM

Lovely image well done.

Keith.

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Evgenya
Evgenya e2 Member 4Evgenya vcard Russian Federation
23 Jun 2010 - 6:44 PM

Great shot Steve.
Regards Evgenya

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OAKEY
OAKEY e2 Member 6OAKEY vcard United Kingdom
23 Jun 2010 - 9:27 PM

Fab capture steve and really do hope thing improve for you soon Mate, keep battling on.
Shaun

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 10:01 PM

Great capture, I was at Arundel today and only saw one there...where are the rest?
Hope things improve for you soon
great shot
Lillian

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Gezina
Gezina e2 Member 8Gezina vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 10:13 PM

Saw some at Arundel the other day and they really do look scruffy - well captured with nice detail - hang in there Steve - Ina

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Roly
Roly e2 Member 7Roly vcard Wales
23 Jun 2010 - 10:22 PM

Superb colour and detail.Well taken.

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 10:29 PM

He's so handsome! Their colours are wonderful and you've captured them so well. The stress of awaiting the outcome re jobs must be dreadful. Fingers and toes are crossed!

Ann

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
24 Jun 2010 - 6:51 AM

A superbly detailed capture, Steve, wonderful colours and presentation.
Roy

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KevinWalsham
24 Jun 2010 - 1:29 PM

this is a stunner well captured and presented

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PeterLaw
PeterLaw e2 Member 6PeterLaw vcard United Kingdom
24 Jun 2010 - 1:45 PM

Just Super.
Peter

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photophantom
photophantom e2 Member 6108 forum postsphotophantom vcard Philippines3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2010 - 3:33 PM

magnificent beauty Steve
Dennis

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Rock
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24 Jun 2010 - 6:17 PM

A cracker.

Rock

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johnjones
johnjones  5 England
24 Jun 2010 - 8:15 PM

Brill shot great colours and reflection.
jj

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2010 - 8:41 PM

Detail colour well to be honest everything is spot on in this great shot. - gary

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goso
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24 Jun 2010 - 9:03 PM

First class work Steve...Bill

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life_ts
life_ts e2 Member 4life_ts vcard United Kingdom
24 Jun 2010 - 9:30 PM

Superb shot

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patspeirs
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24 Jun 2010 - 9:39 PM

Excellent - fine detail.
Pat

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Brian65
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24 Jun 2010 - 9:53 PM

Lovely shot Steve.
Brian

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2010 - 4:46 PM

A cracking shot of this handsome mandarin drake, such wonderful detail and colours in his plumage

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HobbitDave
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28 Jun 2010 - 4:20 PM

Wonderful colours and reflections, Steve. Super shot. That plumage is so colourful!
Dave.

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