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Mad Aussie
05-31-2010, 07:10 PM
He just didn't give a damn ... let me get as close as I wanted. Easy pickings for the 400mm.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4657857588_f49d4d88fa_b.jpg

Hillbillygirl
05-31-2010, 07:43 PM
Beautiful colours, eye detail, and framing MA.

Mad Aussie
05-31-2010, 08:29 PM
Thanks HBG

Bambi
05-31-2010, 10:36 PM
he's lovely!

Richard
06-01-2010, 02:22 AM
Another well composed shot MA, I think the background makes this shot.

JAS_Photo
06-01-2010, 03:28 AM
Very pretty! Lovely detail but are you sure it's a he?

Mad Aussie
06-01-2010, 06:08 AM
Thanks Richard.

Thanks also JAS ... as far as I know only the males have that irridescent green. Perhaps that's not the case? I'm no duck expert :)

Iguanasan
06-01-2010, 08:32 AM
Very nice shot. As for the green I was educated by a duck lover. "Mr. Mallard has a green head." The background is awesome. You slowed the shutter down and what I assume is flowing water looks like silk. Nice! :clap::clap:

Marko
06-01-2010, 10:32 AM
Totally dig the composition here as well!

Mad Aussie
06-01-2010, 04:35 PM
Thanks Marko :)


Very nice shot. As for the green I was educated by a duck lover. "Mr. Mallard has a green head." The background is awesome. You slowed the shutter down and what I assume is flowing water looks like silk. Nice! :clap::clap:
Ahhh ... so that's how you tell! Green head ... will remember that.

The water is just a pond, not moving. There was a bit of wind around so that probably accounts for the bokeh effect.