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Female Mallard

By KingArthur
Last Saturday afternoon it was some bird photography time for me down on the banks opposite the Salina Salt Pans in pretty cold conditions. I eventually ended up cold and numb all over but really enjoyed being outdoors with my camera after a hectic working week at the office.

I gave my Nikon D90 (fitted the Nikkor 70-300mm lens) another try last weekend feeling much comfier using it this time round. Since I was mainly after some decent bird close-up photography I found myself pretty much shooting at maximum focal length of the lens (300mm) most of the time. In all honesty I have to say that the Nikon D90 did not let me down. Here I zoomed in on this approaching female mallard as she headed in towards the bank ..... I really loved the crispness and natural colours in the end product, viewing large should give improved detail.

Have a nice weekend,
Joe Smile

Tags: General Nikon d90 Close up photography Female mallard Eye contact Wildlife and nature KingArthur Nikkor 70-300mm VR Duck portrait Marsh photography

Voters: mikejmb, Holmewood, taggart and 61 more



21 Feb 2019 5:57PM
Lovely shot. Cathy
mikejmb 15 4 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2019 5:57PM
Lovely image.

taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
21 Feb 2019 6:00PM
A stunning and most unusual image of Mrs. Mallard--- a GREAT CLOSE UP Portrait!
21 Feb 2019 6:01PM
Lovely capture Joe.
Badgerfred 16 39 Wales
21 Feb 2019 6:27PM
Excellent close up Joe,
21 Feb 2019 6:48PM
A very beautiful image of this Female Mallard.
hrsimages 9 1 Germany
21 Feb 2019 7:27PM
A great close-up shot SmileSmileSmile
Fred263 11 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2019 7:43PM
Superb detailed close up, Joe.
adagio 4 4 2 England
21 Feb 2019 9:44PM
A lovely image, Joe. Yes, I've viewed it large and it's get the feeling you're in the water with her.
21 Feb 2019 10:16PM
A lovely shot - beautiful detail and colours combined with a strong viewpoint. I like this very much. SmileSmileSmile
A brilliantly shot the colours are beautiful,I have a Nikon D80 which has never let me down apparently these cameras are fast becoming classics so hang on to .

Maiwand 16 3 73 England
22 Feb 2019 10:04AM
Top class Arthur. Excellent shot.
michaelo Plus
16 15 1 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2019 10:27AM
Lovely image.
Jukka Plus
11 1 Finland
22 Feb 2019 3:27PM
Excellent birding , Joe!SmileSmileSmile - Jukka.
capto Plus
11 7.2k 33 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2019 3:30PM
Excellent shot with good detail.Smile
prabhusinha 15 5 5 India
22 Feb 2019 5:00PM
A very well shot image beautifully colours and detail such a wonderful captured, Joe.
kojack 11 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2019 10:02PM
Wonderful captured image and nice colours.
Jeff. Smile
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2019 10:18PM
a lovely capture
25 Feb 2019 9:10AM
Thats a lovely capture Joe,Detail is superb GrinGrin

Keep them coming. Will.
JuBarney Plus
11 36 7 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2019 7:13PM
A beautiful close up
Jukka Plus
11 1 Finland
2 Mar 2019 8:13PM
Excellent birding , Joe! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile - Jukka.
Chinga Plus
12 123 3 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2019 10:15PM
Beautiful subject and the water movement makes the shot...
Love;y work !! Isabel GrinGrin
Mike_Smith Plus
15 1.0k 2 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2019 6:38PM
Superb capture Joe, shooting at full zoom is how it is with wildlife
9 Mar 2019 7:22PM
Stellar shot Joe ... have another award. You and the Nikon performed magnificently on this one .
cheers walt
Mike_Smith Plus
15 1.0k 2 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2019 7:41PM
You will be wanting a extender next Joe for your lens. Superb capture
JuBarney Plus
11 36 7 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2019 9:46PM
Sorry my award is so late!
15 Apr 2019 9:07PM
Most go for the colourful male nice to the duller female for a change, excellent capture, pin sharp.

Tooma 7 2.2k 3 Scotland
16 Apr 2019 12:29AM
Great details in this one, Joe, especially being able to see the small water droplets. I think the female Mallards have a delightful serene expression which is easily visible from your shot. Smile
Saastad 4 16 17 Norway
12 May 2019 6:29PM
Beautiful and sharp and with lovely colors!!!

Arne Smile

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