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Three Peas in a Pond
Three Peas in a Pond
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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Date: Mar 4, 2009
Aperture: 4
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2009

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Statistics
Place: 159 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.2189
Avg (commenters): 7.3514
Avg (participants): 6.2258
Avg (non-participants): 6.1806
Views since voting: 897
Views during voting: 671
Votes: 475
Comments: 82
Favorites: 6 (view)


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03/18/2009 10:36:07 AM
Duck's Ditty

All along the backwater,
Through the rushes tall,
Ducks are a-dabbling,
Up tails all!

Ducks' tails, drakes' tails,
Yellow feet a-quiver,
Yellow bills all out of sight
Busy in the river!

Slushy green undergrowth
Where the roach swim--
Here we keep our larder,
Cool and full and dim.

Everyone for what he likes!
WE like to be
Heads down, tails up,
Dabbling free!

High in the blue above
Swifts whirl and call--
WE are down a-dabbling
Up tails all!

--- The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame

(Lovely photo - came back to appreciate...)
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03/18/2009 10:04:33 AM
Greetings neighbor (making it a practice to comment on those near to my entry in the challenge results)!!! The color of water is like liquid sunshine! Love those rich golden tones. Good eye in spotting this moment - one head of a duck submerged underwater, but THREE! Very much captures a 'monkey see, monkey do' kind of moment. Good composition to have the reeds act as 'bookends' to showcase the main subjects in the middle. It subtley calls our attention back to the ducks.
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03/18/2009 09:27:22 AM
looks like they are bobbing for some golden apples. :) Congrats on a 6+ finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:28:40 PM
LOL- love the title!
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03/17/2009 10:17:11 PM
Excellent capture! 8
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03/17/2009 09:40:16 PM
I'm a sucker for 3 but if I weren't I'd still love this photo
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03/17/2009 06:13:29 PM
Great capture of a brief moment, the similarities really work in this pic.
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03/17/2009 04:40:01 PM
Must be lunch, good use of three.
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03/17/2009 02:06:01 PM
wow, the colors really draw you in, excellent capture
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03/17/2009 09:45:37 AM
nice moment , but not sharp enough, just five from me ;D


take care,
brano ;)
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03/17/2009 04:47:37 AM
8
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03/17/2009 04:42:40 AM
great sync
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03/17/2009 01:41:45 AM
Beautiful (and funny) shot. Gorgeous colour and I love the movement in the water.
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03/16/2009 11:26:31 PM
That was timely captured. Love the golden reflection.
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03/16/2009 10:18:40 PM
lol how cool! what are the odds:)
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03/16/2009 08:20:53 PM
I remember the shot that came along with this one, but I like this quite a bit. The gold is wonderful and the 3 in a row quality gives it that ephemeral moment quality. 9
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03/16/2009 06:38:37 PM
Wonderful humor, very pleasing to look at, love the color and textures of the water. +1
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03/16/2009 03:49:48 PM
Great shot with humour, hope it does well
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03/16/2009 02:51:15 PM
Good shot and nice framing.
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03/16/2009 02:07:21 PM
Haha, looks like there's a fourth one breathing through that straw there. Looks like its moving. Adding this to my favorites... Gotta remember this one! Made my day =)
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03/16/2009 01:11:55 PM
Great image! Love the composition w/ the lines of the plants & to catch them all like this at once, magic!
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03/16/2009 01:06:48 PM
good capture, only the DOF is a bit shallow
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03/16/2009 05:26:40 AM
Very interesting find! Love the colors.A different crop may have helped the image for better composition.I think I may have preferred cropping the front plant.
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03/16/2009 12:42:29 AM
How did you get them to do that all at the same time? :P

Nice shot, and reflections.
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03/15/2009 11:10:23 PM
Amazing capture, the colors are extraordinary as well as getting the shot while the three of them were looking for food.
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03/15/2009 10:12:40 PM
Great golds. Great timing!
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03/15/2009 09:41:39 PM
Good capture. Nice timing and composition.
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03/15/2009 09:27:34 PM
Neat shot. The ducks are framed perfectly,
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03/15/2009 01:02:49 PM
The designs in the ripples are just beautiful! The 3 ducks are just perfectly timed. The combination of the two... WOW! :)
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03/15/2009 12:08:54 PM
I like how the focus gradually fades on the 3 birds, adds even more interest to the shot
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03/15/2009 10:21:58 AM
Fabulous colours and neat reflections, this is cute too.
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03/15/2009 09:45:00 AM
What a lovely capture. The colours are beautiful and the the composition and subject just spot on! Well done and good luck for the rest of the challenge. 8
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03/15/2009 09:40:00 AM
3 shy ducks - nice capture
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03/15/2009 06:50:37 AM
Your photo made me chuckle :)
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03/15/2009 06:26:47 AM
Nice to see three in a row with the soft yellow and green colors.
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03/15/2009 01:59:54 AM
lol !! perfect synchronization, 7
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03/15/2009 01:18:38 AM
You must have been very patient when taking this shot, but it's beautifully composed with rich yellow hues. Well done! 8.
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03/14/2009 10:27:53 PM
I love this shot. Great timing getting all three ducks lined up with their heads under water. Pretty reflections.
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03/14/2009 08:46:52 PM
Quick! Duck under the water so he won't see us! Cute. Lovely colors, water texture and reflections.
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03/14/2009 07:34:47 PM
Beautiful golden color. 8
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03/14/2009 05:13:54 PM
Buffet!!! Very humorous capture. Great lighting, subjects, reflections.
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03/14/2009 04:53:26 PM
what a great capture, too funny, water is pretty too
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03/14/2009 03:13:33 PM
Well, totally made me laugh, which has to be a good thing, right? Apart from the humour, it is a very lovely image.
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03/14/2009 12:11:06 PM
Very cool. Great capture. Nice composition and reflections.
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03/14/2009 11:27:59 AM
Three works.
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03/14/2009 09:54:48 AM
Great moment captured!
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03/14/2009 09:35:21 AM
I laughed when I saw this - great capture and excellent photo.
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03/14/2009 08:39:59 AM
Wonderful, balanced composition and I especially like the water that has the appearance of liquid gold. Magic that you were able to capture the 3 geese all submerging their heads at the same time. 8
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03/14/2009 05:34:28 AM
cool timing
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03/14/2009 12:05:20 AM
lovely golden picture.
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03/13/2009 10:32:05 PM
Nice trio. I like the colors you have captured as well. I may try for a little deeper depth of field, but still an interesting capture.
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03/13/2009 08:53:32 PM
LOL! Great poses.
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03/13/2009 06:10:05 PM
Reminds me of Wall Street regulators.
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03/13/2009 04:25:03 PM
The golden colors are amazing! And the subject and title are great!
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03/13/2009 02:08:23 PM
A lovely moment and a gorgeous gold colour :)
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03/13/2009 01:05:55 PM
Love the quality of the water.
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03/13/2009 08:24:29 AM
Love the movement of the water and the detail on the birds. Nice colors to.
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03/13/2009 08:22:59 AM
Haha, what a find! This is amazing, and aside from a slight depth issue, it's perfect.
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03/12/2009 10:40:18 PM
This makes me laugh! Nice shot.
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03/12/2009 09:07:33 PM
Great moment caught and wonderful cropping!
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03/12/2009 06:22:26 PM
Great capture. The golden water and the reed reflections add a nice touch.
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03/12/2009 04:58:43 PM
The repetition of subject as well as the green elements in the background lend a lot for the eye to focus on yet it is a very peaceful image.
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03/12/2009 12:13:09 AM
lol, fun capture!
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03/12/2009 12:05:34 AM
how cute...the title couldn't have been any more perfect!
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03/11/2009 10:14:32 PM
Nice colors, well composed... but I wish all three birds were in focus.
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03/11/2009 09:05:33 PM
On Golden Pond revisited. LOVELY, Ben!
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03/11/2009 08:33:04 PM
Very interesting subject
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03/11/2009 05:53:44 PM
lol, great timing to get the 3 doing the same, fantastic golden light
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03/11/2009 05:29:41 PM
I love this, that's quite good, to be able to get them in a row like that, and I really love the colors and the texture of the water.
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03/11/2009 04:38:08 PM
well done
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03/11/2009 12:36:37 PM
lol
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03/11/2009 11:38:59 AM
nice shot
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03/11/2009 11:37:05 AM
The reflections and colours are beautiful!
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03/11/2009 09:28:59 AM
Cool photo!
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03/11/2009 09:20:58 AM
Oh, this is a great photo. How patient did you have to be to capture this perfect line? Well done - great colours and composition also.
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03/11/2009 06:37:18 AM
Beautiful photo and great title. Love the colour and the perspective the ducks make. How did you get a shot with them all under? Love the reeds, they perfectly frame the subjects. Best of luck. 8
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03/11/2009 05:21:44 AM
funny one
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03/11/2009 02:56:30 AM
Unreal capture. The gold colour and swirls give these guys a good backdrop.
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03/11/2009 01:43:00 AM
funny! nice timing! 6
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03/11/2009 01:27:10 AM
Oh that is wonderful and so unexpected to get all three dipping their heads at the same time. I like this very much. One of my favs so far. 10
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03/11/2009 12:33:03 AM
Great color!
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03/11/2009 12:20:00 AM
So cute! I love the way you cropped this. The play of the water and the framing provided by the grass on either side of the trio is lovely.
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