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Mandarin Duck in flight.


Posted by Dan Kearl on Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:43 pm

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Our local bird star is still drawing crowds..
Getting into the swing of things at my duck pond, I was able to get 
a few flights shots.
Hopefully it will be around for the winter!
D500, 420mm, f4, 1.2000, iso2500

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by SantaFeJoe on Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:59 pm
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This is the first flight shot of a Mandarin duck I have ever seen. It is great when clicked on.

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by Ron Day on Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:20 am
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A first for me too, Dan. Wonderful image — great job.
 

by david fletcher on Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:06 am
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SantaFeJoe wrote:
This is the first flight shot of a Mandarin duck I have ever seen. It is great when clicked on.

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ditto that.  brilliant capture Dan
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by E.J. Peiker on Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:48 am
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Hard to do, especially with the textured background. Really well captured.
 

by peter makuch on Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:25 am
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very well done on this aerial flight and capturing all the details as-well, nice one DAN.
 

by Glenn Bartley on Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:00 am
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Nice one Dan!
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by Karl Egressy on Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:33 pm
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Awesome flight shot of the celebrity bird.
 

by clement on Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:39 pm
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Brilliant capture of this speedster.. 
 

by Jakejacoby on Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:40 pm
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A star is born!!!
 

by David Salem on Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:08 am
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Flight shots of these guys are a dime a dozen, NOT!! Don't think I have ever seen one so congrats on this one.
I would back off a hare on the NR on the bird though. Well done Dan.
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by Dan Kearl on Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:12 am
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Thanks for comments, appreciate them.
David, I completely agree, not so much NR on bird but I used
Blur on the BG because I was unhappy with it, which I have to say is a bad idea in general.
Because it was this bird and I am not sure when I may get another opportunity, if ever,
I broke or stretched my own boundaries in PP.
I knew sharp eyes would notice...
Thanks for your nice comment.
 

by Tusar Bhowmik on Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:09 am
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Excellent one.
 

by Carol Clarke on Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:51 pm
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Glorious mandy in flight, Dan! The duck is captured perfectly.

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