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The perched couple of Wood Ducks

The perched couple of  Wood Ducks
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3404 W: 70 N: 9918] (37327)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2007-05-06
Categorias: Birds
Câmara: Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd, FUJINON ZOOM LENS 28-300mm Equiv.135
Exposição: f/6.4, 1/1600 segundos
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Tema(s): Red Eyed Birds [view contributor(s)]
Data de Submissão: 2008-03-31 17:54
Visto: 2698
Pontos: 40
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
hello, as i wrote in my yesterday's posting,
yesterday with Roger (RP1) we had the luck
to see the Pileated Woodpecker and shoot it in image,

i was supposed to post one of my yesterday's
Pileated Woodpecker shot, but one day later
i don't love my photos of the Pileated Woodpecker
and instead i will post this one of the perched couple
of Wood Ducks that i was already decided to post it

for the Pileated Woodpecker shot please go see and critique
the GREAT shots (one is on the workshop) of Roger


and he sent me a shot of the Pileated Woodpecker
that we can even see the details on the tree holes
that did the Pileated Woodpecker, i wish Roger
will post that image in the coming days

for this perched couple of Wood Ducks photo
it will be my 42th Wood duck photo
of the 162 photos of my galery until now,
and soon the Wood ducks will come again
at the pond and i will do more shots

last year i was always at that pond
to observating and shooting the wood ducks,
this year i decide to go other places too,
to try to do shots of other species of birds and ducks

this photo was shot at IS0200 and RAW format

here is a link on the Wood Ducks :


thanks for viewing and critiques


eqshannon, jaycee, Adanac, Argus, JPlumb, jcoowanitwong, goldyrs, Mariol, NinaM, RP1, dejo marcou esta nota como útil
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Hi Asbed,
very nice looking photo of this wood duck couple and the point of view shows very well that they live up to their name.Nice clear and clean details of these fine feathered friends.The male of this species is one of most attractive birds I know of here in Canada.The weather looks like it is very fine and that spring light is beautiful.Thanks,Asbed for this lovely photo. Bob

Do you know how many people would give an arm and a leg to have that as their image? You have such a sensitive eye and know just when to clock. Two for the price of one and in the tree of all things....You are my duck in the tree hero!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-31 18:46]

Hello Asbed,
Superb composition with this mated pair of wood ducks in their natural surroundings. Colors are good, focus is great and depth of field is spot on. Great work Asbed.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-03-31 19:19]

Bonjour Asbed,

Superbe d'avoir pris les deux à la foi. Bravo pour l'éclairage et les détails.
Merci pour le partage.

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2008-03-31 20:06]

Hello Asbed,
This is the best I've seen from you so far since I know you. Great detail and sharpness. colors and light are just perfectly balanced. Composition is just perfect, one attention go form one bird to the other and throughout the image. I love the brilliant blue sky that enhanced your image beautifully. I love it.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-31 20:41]

Hello Asbed

Excellent sharpness and detail,the shot is well focused.
The lighting is well done,and the colours are vibrant and well saturated.
Very good detail in the plumage ,the colouration shows well.The May sky is beautiful.
Neat to see ducks standing in a tree.Well captured.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2008-04-01 0:57]

Hello Asbed,
This is a superb sharp capture of the male and female Wood Duck nicely composed together on a willow tree against a pleasing blue sky.
A delightful image and thanks for sharing it,

Hi Asbed, this is an interesting pose. I'm not used to seeing ducks in trees. You've picked up very excellent detail on these two. The colour is great, I especially like how they contrast with that great sky.

Thanks, John

Hi Asbed,
This is new to me. Wood ducks high up in a tree. Both ducks are sharp in focus and well seen against blue sky. Very nice pov and composition.

Ducks in a tree...that's a neat phrase isn't it? ha ha
I like this shot. Its different and different is good! Different always beats the ordinary. Well done!

Well done, Asbed.
Both are in the DOF.

Hi Asbed,

Good colourfull picture of the wood duck couple. Sharp details, good composition.



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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-01 8:27]

Hi Asbed,

I love your notes - you are so cute! What a dynamite picture this is. Amazing to get two wood ducks posing so beautifully on this wonderful tree in this lovely setting. Both ducks are crystal clear with great details and colors. I would love to get a shot like this - it's great.


Hi Asbed, lovely couple with splendid focus, great details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6151 W: 89 N: 15271] (63920)
  • [2008-04-01 14:23]

Hi Asbed,what a lucky shot! 2 beautifull birds togheter,excellent quality of light,sharpenss and colours and good POV,my best compliments,Luciano

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  • Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
  • [2008-04-01 19:28]

Hi Asbed,
This is a really nice composition of the perched couple of Wood Ducks. This remind me of a similar sighting I witness last spring, but your picture is much better that I could do that time. The colours and details are perfect. TFS

A shot with a bird in it, that's what I love about this one I think, or is it that I've never seen a duck on a tree?Dunno, but I love your work bro!
Keep it up!

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-04-02 8:58]

J'ai déjà vu quelques uns de ces canards mais mon ombre les fait fuir! J'aime beaucoup l'originalité de ta photo, des canards sur une branche, c'est rare, même s'il s'agit de canards branchus! J'aime aussi ta recherche de garder les animaux dans leur environnement plutôt que de faire des close-ups de photos. J'aime beaucoup les voir ainsi, dans la belle lumière du printemps et sous un beau ciel bleu! Oui, ils seront de retour sous peu! Merci Asbed!


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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2008-04-02 16:28]

Salut Asbed,
Super tes deux Canards Branchu. Les couleurs sont belles et bien saturé. J'aime le mouvement que donne la branche incliné.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-04-10 22:31]

Hello Asbed,
nice pic,
great DOF & details, beautifully captured couple!
regards, Dejan

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