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A morning walk with mom

A morning walk with mom
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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS, canon tc-dc52b 1.6x
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-03-04 22:57
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A morning walk with mom
Mallard Ducks
Anas platyrhynchos

During the summer, mallards spend much time asleep on water banks.
The mallard has only three defenses- swimming, flying, and camouflage, and it is prey to large mammals.
Mallards have no defense against humans who are their biggest enemy.
Many are killed by oil spills and pesticides.
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Taken in August 2004 at Lancaster, Ontario. It was an unforgettable morning, as you ca see in the WS.
Thank you for looking at mom with her kids.
Have a good Sunday!

Janice, viv, jeanpaul, carper, wallhalla15, dew77, scottevers7, Robespierre, cecilia, marhowie, slrnovice2 has marked this note useful
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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-03-04 23:01]
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Good evening to you Luc!
This is lovely showing Mama and her babes. Real cute too. They are such protective mothers, and you show them all so well. It looks a very sunny day and the water colours and textures look good too.
Thank you MF,

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-03-05 4:34]

Hello Luc,
What a shot, you can see the movement of the water, I am jealous.
And the duck family is very cute

Bonjour Luc
Comme d'habitude c'est une superbe photo de cette mère mallard avec ses petits que tu nous envoie-la . la composition est très jolie , les couleurs les contrastes tout est beau.
Bravo et au revoir

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-03-05 10:14]

I hope to see them very quick here in the Netherlands. Very nice shot it give me a spring feeling, very nice job thank you my friend.
gr. jaap

Hello Luc,
this is a lovely picture. I like it very much my friend!
Fanstic moment you captured. Excellent sharpness, details, brilliant colours/lighting and perfect POV. Luc, thank you for posting this wonderful picture.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-03-05 12:49]

Hello Luc!
Very cute family.Lighting,POV,details,framing
and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

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  • PerR Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 2 N: 16] (99)
  • [2006-03-05 16:00]

Hi Luc.
Such an excellent shot. Perfect colours and light and well focused. I like the two 'standing' birds and the light that almost gives them a silhuette.

Hi Luc
Great shot, good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and POV are good.
Love the frame.
Have a good week

Hi Luc,
Hi cutness factor at work here. The back lighting is what really looks great as it highlights the edges of the babies. Excellent shot!

Hi Luc,
A very recognisable but also a great captured shot of this family.
I like the poses of the young ones. Good compo and natural fresh colours. Framing is perfect. Well done, Luc.
Thx and regards, Ruud

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-03-06 18:28]

Hi Luc!
and composition are great.Nice family you got there.

Cute shot of these mallards, I like how the lighting creates a halo effect on the ducklings soft downy feathers. :)


La photo démontre un environnement paisible et une belle journée. J'adore l'effet de mouvement. Ce n'est pas trop agressif.
Je trouve l'ambiance remarquable.

Beautiful capture,they are very cute. such clarity,detail and the movement of the water looks great....
Nice work...

Hi Luc, lovely moment very well captured. Just the right DOF and great details on the ducks against that beautiful BG. Nicely done :)

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  • Luce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 80 W: 0 N: 15] (58)
  • [2006-03-27 9:25]

J'aime bien cette image à cause de la lumière à contre-jour. Elle fait ressortir les fins détails de leur duvet. De plus le je jaune-doré contraste bien avec les réflexions bleus sur l'eau. Bravo pour cette belle photo de famille.

The water looks almost like liquid silver, the ducks are just adorable. I love the light shining on the baby ducks, well done.

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