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Winter Mallard

Mallard Drake at Cuddy Park

14 total reviews 
Comment from cleo85


This is a nice profile shot. The duck is well focused and shows nice detail. I appreciate the realistic colors. Especially the deep orange of the fee draws the eyes. It looks as if the duck does not feels the cold.I am always amazed that ducks walk and lay on snow and ice. The duck is nickel placed into the frame. The photo is balanced.

 Comment Written 13-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 17-Feb-2019
    Thank you so very much! I appreciate your wonderful support!
reply by cleo85 on 18-Feb-2019
    You're very welcome. :o)
Comment from Dick Lee Shia


You're so fortunate to shoot these avian cuties this close!

Probably its because we hunt birds here that they shy away from humans!

Colorful plumage.
Well timed still moton shot...
Impressive framing...
Visually soothing backdrop!

Thanks!

 Comment Written 12-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2019
    Thank you so much! If I pull into the park, the ducks will run toward the car, they think I am bringing food
Comment from Jade P


I see a fine duck here . The colors are amazing the orange /red of the legs is the bonus here . The light blue of the dozen ocean and the snow just gives it the perfect background . Beautiful photo excellent details . Congratulations !!!

 Comment Written 11-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2019
    Hank you so much for your wonderful support! I really appreciate you!
reply by Jade P on 13-Feb-2019
    Your welcome
Comment from seshadri_sreenivasan


Looks like he is taking his morning walk unmindful of the weather!:) Nice shot of the bird! . The light and shadows, colours and the composition have worked out well. Good effort!

 Comment Written 11-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2019
    Thank you so much for your support!
Comment from Susan F. M. T.


Pat,
A beautiful picture of this handsome Mallard drake parading along the bank of the frozen pond wings slightly raised, his iridescent green head glowing in the light & his orange feet standing out in contrast to the white snow. Beautiful composition, framing & lighting taken with superb camera techniques & sharp focus.
Susan

 Comment Written 11-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2019
    Thank you Susan!
Comment from GaliaG


Nice of people to feed then

excellent use of rule of 3, good focus and excellent light handling

good colors and tones

a pleasure to view, thanks for sharing

 Comment Written 11-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2019
    Thank you very much!
Comment from willie


Nice shot! This is the duck my grandson and son-in-law loves to hunt. This year they were safe because it was too warm for them here. I only hunt with a camera. I have taken a lot of the mallard. I enjoy seeing your photography as it is always interesting to see.

 Comment Written 11-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2019
    Thank you so much for your kind and supportive review!
Comment from michiganmike


A well composed shot with excellent detail in the duck. There is something about seeing them on snow and ice that is particularly appealing and this one is very nice.

 Comment Written 10-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2019
    Thanks so much Mike!
Comment from csimmons032


Well done! Your focus, framing, and lighting are all good. Hew looks like he just decided to take a nice little walk on his own in the peace and quiet. Thanks for sharing this with us. :)

 Comment Written 10-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2019
    Thank you so very very much!
Comment from Sean T Phelan


Hi Pat!
People GO NUTS trying to feed ducks,don't they,Pat? SHEESH!
But before I go way off the subject leeme' say that your photographic capture of this handsome specimen looks Great,my friend! : )
~Sean

 Comment Written 10-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2019
    Thank you so much Sean, yes they do and they bring stale bread and hot dog buns which are not good for the ducks!
reply by Sean T Phelan on 13-Feb-2019
    I KNOW,Pat! : (
    People have literally Ruined several Duck Ponds down here by practically filling them with such stuff!