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An Eider Duck (Somateria mollissima) taken at WWT Arundel last Wednesday.
Many thanks for your C&Cs on my last upload - always very much appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:6 Apr 2011 - 12:16 PM
Focal Length:110mm 3.7m from subject handheld
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Eider Duck (Somateria mollissima)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:10 Apr 2011 - 10:02 PM
Tags:Arundel, Captive birds, Duck, Eider, Low level, Mollissima, Somateria, Wildlife / nature, Wwt
Votes:37

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2011 - 10:02 PM

Wow, what amazing detail.

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2011 - 10:24 PM

fantastic detail sylvia cracking colour and detail a brilliant capture nice one Wink
andy

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Tom10
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10 Apr 2011 - 11:08 PM

Lovely shot love the low POV and great detail Grin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2011 - 11:11 PM

A very difficult subject to get right, what with black and white plumage: however you have exposed the duck to perfection capturing such excellent detail in the whites, Sylvia. Beautifully set within the frame too. I have to admit this duck ids a new one to me completely......I have never heard of it or seen it.
Ronnie

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 12:15 AM

A great close-up of the lovely duck. Superb detail............Sandy

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 6:37 AM

An excellent image, Sylvia, perfectly exposed. Carol

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Lillian
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11 Apr 2011 - 7:19 AM

Great capture Sylvia, a hard duck to get it all rightSmile
Lilian

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 7:29 AM

An excellent shotWink

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VidB
VidB  5 United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 9:19 AM

Great POV and you have exposed this well as you have captured the whites spot on
Dave

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 9:27 AM

beautifully detailed

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 12:40 PM

Excellent detail Sylvia
Helen

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AshTree
AshTree  41702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 12:52 PM

I love this duck's colour scheme, very modern and minimalist WinkWink. And I love the split reflections. Great image.

Theresa

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 2:07 PM

Cracking detailed shot Sylvia, exp spot on,
Geoff.

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 2:09 PM

Sylvia, this is by far your best yet and what has to be the hardest of all to expose on and retain total detail. This you have performed to perfection from detailing the whites and buff all the way through to the eye with catchlight. Great low leve laying as you did in the prone position to get the reflection
Top capture all round
Richard
Let you off with the fact that you used a Gorky bin liner Wink

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 2:56 PM

What a super job you have done here managing to record the beautiful tones of the breast plumage.
Joan.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 2:57 PM

Excellent capture Sylvia. You really have exposed for beautifull plumage detail and focus is spot on.
Ron

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Karen_Summers
11 Apr 2011 - 5:28 PM

great shot exposure very good

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 7:00 PM

Lovely detail and clarity here Sylvia, superb capture.....................

Tony.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81873 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 8:24 PM

I think ' superb ' sums this one up Sylvia.
Brian.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2011 - 7:02 PM

An outstanding image of this eider drake, the detail and clarity in the plumage is exemplarary

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81873 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2011 - 2:48 PM

I have had to wait to give this my User Award - quality image Sylvia.
Brian.

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6191 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2011 - 10:07 AM

Thank you all for your votes and positive comments and a big THANK YOU to Brian (bricurtis) for the UA - all very much appreciated and treasured Smile
Sylvia

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