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While we were away we stopped off at a lovely lake in the Forest of Dean call Mallard's Pike. We have been there many times before albeit better weather. There were planty of Mallard's on hand and this single Mandarin. The weather was none too kind, being wet, overcast and misty as well as cold. We only stayed for a short while, just enough time to feed the Ducks and take a couple of snaps. I hope you like him. Mandarin's always remind me of Emperor's in their golden silk robes with ornate designs.
Thanks for all the C&C's on my Robin, all are very much appreciated.
Have a good week and let's hope the weather improves.
Steve.

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:sigma 150-500mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Robe's of Satin & Silk
Username:SteveMoulding SteveMoulding
Uploaded:17 Nov 2009 - 4:45 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2009 - 4:48 PM

Delightful capture

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2009 - 4:54 PM

Lovely image, beautifully presented. Like your narrative too.
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Image123
Image123  5 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2009 - 5:01 PM

superb set

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kencbr
kencbr  7 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2009 - 5:02 PM

quality picture, well taken

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jimpy1
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17 Nov 2009 - 5:05 PM

Fabulous colours Steve well worth the stop off.
Jim

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johnjones
johnjones  4 England
17 Nov 2009 - 5:22 PM

WHAT GREAT COLOURS AND SO CLEAR SPOT ON
JOHN

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colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2009 - 5:28 PM

Two great images so well captured thanks for sharing Colin

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PeterLaw
PeterLaw  6 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2009 - 5:31 PM

Two super shots, difficult to chose the best one.
Peter

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franken
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17 Nov 2009 - 5:34 PM

These are lovely.

Ken

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2009 - 5:50 PM

These are wonderful. They never seem to be real with their superb colours and shape. You've captured them so well and there's no way I can chose one instead of the other.

Ann

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bromley-smith
17 Nov 2009 - 6:03 PM

Two fabulous images, superb colours.
Tony

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2009 - 6:13 PM

2 wonderful captures, lovely colours and detail

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
17 Nov 2009 - 6:22 PM

We only seem to have boring brown ducks here, wish we had a few of these super chaps.
Annette

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motorsportpictures

Such fantastic clarity.

Scott

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2009 - 6:41 PM

2 superb captures Steve, excellent detail and colours
Steve

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VidB
VidB  5 United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2009 - 6:50 PM

Two great captures, superb detail and colours , well captured
Dave

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Two great images Steve - superb colour & detail captured

Chris

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
17 Nov 2009 - 7:45 PM

Super colours and detail.V1 for me.

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gingerdelight
17 Nov 2009 - 7:54 PM

Two wonderfully detailed images of this lovely duck.
Carol

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STEVELIN
STEVELIN  6155 forum posts Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2009 - 7:58 PM

fantastic shots steve well taken.
steve

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User_Removed
17 Nov 2009 - 8:12 PM

Stunning captures. Smile

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fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2009 - 8:21 PM

Both lovely images. Show the Mandarin off to its best.
Fraser

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Dave_Holdham
17 Nov 2009 - 8:30 PM

Wonderful images, great detail and colour, well captured

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2009 - 8:50 PM

Such a beautiful duck and HOW well have you captured it??

A...

PS Can't decide between Vs 1 and 2 but V2 kinda wins out for me.

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2009 - 9:08 PM

Fantastic color and clarity, a superb capture Steve.
Bob

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DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9100 forum postsDerekL vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2009 - 9:53 PM

Nice image.
Like the way that you have used the dark background to enhance the beautiful colours in the duck.

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2009 - 10:02 PM

wow what a great image, these gorgeous ducks amaze me for the beauty of the texture and tone of their feathers, you really have captured it well here..

Linda

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nickyv32
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17 Nov 2009 - 10:02 PM

2 beautiful Mandarin duck shots, such beautiful colours

Nicky

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WildLight
WildLight  6145 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2009 - 10:05 PM

Great photos of this Mandarin.
Brilliant composition in both pics.
Lovely colours as well.

Joe

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2009 - 10:06 PM

My vote makes this a well-deserved 50 - good work with these to fine captures of this beautiful bird, Steve.
Terry

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phill  9 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2009 - 10:10 PM

Wow!!
Phill

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2009 - 10:13 PM

Simply superb Steve - marginally V2 for me as I love the eye contact.
Sylvia

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2009 - 10:26 PM

A great pair of shots Steve - good detail and colour

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arhb
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17 Nov 2009 - 10:42 PM

Excellent work Steve - 2 great shots.
Has to be V2 for me.

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bpearson3
bpearson3  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2009 - 10:59 PM

Stunning images, Steve.
Pin sharp and beautiful colours.

Bev

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oll1e e2 Member 755 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2009 - 12:51 AM

2 super images steve ,i like v1 as it shows the full majestic coat and the backdrop is darker showing the colours off better.Great capture my friend Smile

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18 Nov 2009 - 6:01 PM

Brill. in every way.. x2

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Dusan
Dusan  5 Sri Lanka
18 Nov 2009 - 6:02 PM

Great set Amazing detail V2 for me

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goso e2 Member 7goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2009 - 6:35 PM

Great pics of an amazing bird Steve...Bill

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Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2009 - 9:34 PM

Two great shots of this beautifully coloured duck - Ina

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dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2009 - 9:50 PM

lovely duck and well captured
regards
Yung

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WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2009 - 10:15 PM

Superb detail and colours in both images !! Wonderfully captured...

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gary_d e2 Member 6515 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2009 - 11:31 PM

Two superb images Steve. - gary

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Thushari
Thushari  5 Sri Lanka1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2009 - 2:39 AM

Two great images with excellent detail and colors.

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JdeNLucas  53 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2009 - 10:44 AM

These are lovely images Steve, Best wishes John

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19 Nov 2009 - 4:25 PM

So colourful and beautiful capture. Gary

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maratsuikka
19 Nov 2009 - 4:27 PM

superb image,my friend

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ijaceone  10 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2009 - 5:52 PM

Very nice shot

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Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
19 Nov 2009 - 7:17 PM

WOW!! never seen better than this,you should have an award. Brian

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Mark_Callander
19 Nov 2009 - 11:53 PM

fantastic shots lovely detail well captured.
Mark.

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22 Nov 2009 - 7:39 PM

Superb work. The colours are fantastic
Helen

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2009 - 10:03 PM

Two fantastic shots of this handsome mandarin drake, you've captured some glorious detail and colours in his plumage

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photophantom
25 Nov 2009 - 2:04 PM

super duo
Dennis

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fighterjockey
28 Mar 2010 - 6:25 PM

woooow
lovely bird and lovely capture

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