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Ducks Enjoy Flying
Ducks Enjoy Flying

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Challenge: ABC...LMN...XYZ (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4.0D IF-ED
Location: Meyer Park - Spring, Texas
Date: May 9, 2008
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/3200
Galleries: Animals, Action
Date Uploaded: May 11, 2008

Thanks for all the great comments and votes. I expected the comments about the left wingtip being cut off, but that's just the way it ended up and was not cropped out. I was shooting continuous at 3 fps and this was about the 10th shot in a very active series of takeoffs and landings by this hen. She wasn't nearly as happy as everyone thought, because she was being chased by a rival for messing around with her man.

Place: 33 out of 194
Avg (all users): 6.3537
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.1644
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Views since voting: 1755
Views during voting: 223
Votes: 147
Comments: 15
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05/17/2008 03:40:54 PM
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05/17/2008 07:35:54 AM
Wow, looks like he's smiling, wish the left wing wasn't cropped out on top, still a great capture, love the water splash!
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05/15/2008 12:46:25 PM
very beautiful action shot. perfect timing with the peak/snout (?) opened and the wings spread.
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05/14/2008 04:18:00 PM
I think floating even more...all the same, nice pic of the take off. I like the tiny droplets and can almost hear the duck quack...
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05/13/2008 01:19:29 PM
:-) Good title and image. I like the water coming off the legs. Good color and lighting too.
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05/13/2008 01:42:43 AM
WONDERFUL IMAGE!! Even the exprsion on the ducks face is priceless, I cant vote on this but I hope you do well!
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05/12/2008 09:39:41 PM
Nice light and great stop-action. The duck's expression does look joyful.
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05/12/2008 09:32:05 PM
Nice capture, I love how the birds mouth is wide opened, and wings are spred out while the water splashes up behind it! makes me think of the ducks locally frolicking in the water and havin ga blast swimming/flying over the water! they sure do seem to enjoy flying!!! :) beautiful color capture on the wings too! :)
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05/12/2008 07:20:04 PM
Great shot. I've been trying to take a good landing or take off in water but haven't come even close to this - Great Job!
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05/12/2008 06:26:06 PM
Cropped just a bit too much for me...
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05/12/2008 05:11:03 PM
great capture
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05/12/2008 10:50:28 AM
Great timing. He certainly has a grin on his face.
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05/12/2008 02:32:21 AM
great timing focus and detail in a difficult subject well done 9
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05/12/2008 01:37:47 AM
Fun capture and beautiful detail! Love the water droplets and DOF.
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05/12/2008 12:17:23 AM
Great shot. You caught have the duck and its splash beautifully placed and rendered. It is too bad you lost the left wing's feather tips.
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