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Duck or Dipper?

By SteveMoulding  
Is this Mallard a Duck or Dipper? He certainly ducked under the water or was he dipping under the water, hence the title.
I actually managed to get out for a couple of hours on Sunday with the camera and spent it at the WWT at Arundel. I also had the pleasure of bumping into a couple of fellow EPZ'ers.
The light was very harsh and bright and I quite often overexposed, especially on the Eider's.
I know it's just a duck but I hope you like this Mallard, having just bathed. I quite liked the way the water just ran off his back.
Many thanks for all your kind comments and votes on my Little Owl.
I am trying to catch up with everybody when time permits but work is taking up a lot of my time at the moment, (another 3 month contract) and starting up a new company.
Best wishes,
Steve.

Best viewed LARGE if you have time.

Tags: Duck Mallard Arundel Wwt Wildlife and nature

Voters: NeilWigan, patspeirs, EMJAYCEE and 46 more

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Comments


NeilWigan Plus
6 12 15 England
13 Oct 2010 11:04PM
Good colours and detail,well shot.

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13 Oct 2010 11:06PM
'off a ducks back' indeed. Excellent shot.
Pat
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
13 Oct 2010 11:39PM
A lovely crisp shot, Steve, beautifully exposed and timed so well to capture the water on its back before it was all dispersed. Nice one.
Ronnie.
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2010 11:43PM
fantastic detail wonderful colour steve a stunner nice one Wink
andy
14 Oct 2010 2:57AM
Lovely detailed capture Steve

Chris
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
14 Oct 2010 3:01AM
Perfect!!

Ann
14 Oct 2010 3:58AM
A Beautiful capture
14 Oct 2010 5:00AM
Great capture........Sandy
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
14 Oct 2010 6:17AM
An excellent image, Steve, good colour and detail, well captured. Carol
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
14 Oct 2010 8:41AM
Super capture of the Mallard Steve. I always feel that this bird/duck is rather neglected whilst we all chase more exotic species. Shame really as he is very handsome.
Ron
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
14 Oct 2010 8:57AM
Lovely!

Ken
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
14 Oct 2010 2:07PM
Super detail and color Steve, cracking shot,
Geoff.
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
14 Oct 2010 6:47PM
Superbly detailed capture Steve - wonderful tones. Love the water effects.
Sylvia
tomcat 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2010 6:56PM
love the water droplets

Adrian
Mike_Smith Plus
9 300 1 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2010 8:15PM
Great shot, as above like the water droplets
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2010 8:27PM
Love this shot! Great water detail captured.
Carol
14 Oct 2010 9:45PM
A superbly detailed, timed and captured image, Steve.
Roy
14 Oct 2010 10:18PM
Superb shot, excellent colours and detail, beautifully captured.

Hugh
Roly 9 Wales
14 Oct 2010 10:19PM
Super colour and details Steve.Large view is a must.
14 Oct 2010 10:31PM
This is a great shot, Steve, perfect timing and exposure to 'freeze' the water running off his back. Top shot, and as Roly above says, must be viewed 'Large'.
Dave.
14 Oct 2010 10:37PM
Wonderful detail Steve,excellent work mate.
DRicherby 7 269 725 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2010 10:53PM
Superb! Great use of a fast shutter to freeze the action.
goso 10 2 1 Australia
14 Oct 2010 11:24PM
Fine detail Steve - you've caught the results of him ducking or dipping very well...Bill
15 Oct 2010 12:13PM
A really well taken shot and such great colours.
peter
Richsr Plus
9 90 223 England
15 Oct 2010 2:36PM
Well timed capture Steve, good details and colours too.
Regards Richard
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
15 Oct 2010 4:41PM
Orange sauce springs to mind.

Rock
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2010 5:15PM
A great shot Steve, love the water effect.
Brian
SandraKay Plus
9 233 4 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2010 5:19PM

Quote:Orange sauce springs to mind.


Ha ha. We have some duck breasts in the fridge.
Beautiful tones and the water droplets are spectacular.
Sandra
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2010 6:16PM
like the water falling over the back this is a fine sharp shot

Linda
metro074 6 8 Australia
16 Oct 2010 9:53AM
Just beautiful Steve. The colurs and detail is superb
Carol
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
18 Oct 2010 8:14AM
stunning!!
Dennis
22 Oct 2010 5:07PM
A lovely image, great timing and detail.
David

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