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Female Mallard

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 28 February 2017 in Animal & Insect.

I don't normally post my bird or animal shots but this one really seemed to work out ok, so I thought I would post it. I truly love to watch birds and waterfowl.

This one was captured along the Sammamish River in Washington State....I hope you like it ;-)

NIKON D800 1/320 second F/5.6 ISO 320 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

L'Angevine from Angers, France

superbement bien travaillé

1 Mar 2017 9:18am

@L'Angevine: Thank You, Langevin! ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

She's a beauty! A wonderful photo indeed.

1 Mar 2017 5:58pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks very much, Steve! I liked her pose here ;-)...Wishing you well ..

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Splendid clarity and light that really showcases her beautiful speckled plumage!!

2 Mar 2017 12:17am

@Steven: Thank you so very much, Steven ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A nice portrait! She was looking right at you!

2 Mar 2017 3:44am

@Elaine Hancock: Yah we were discussing dinner plans LOL ... Thank you, Elaine ;-)

Devi from Chennai, India

I love this !!! Great details here !
I think you should shoot birds more often!!

2 Mar 2017 3:47am

@Devi: Thank you Devi! I will try ;-)

franz from Baden, Austria

You captured a lovely portrait of Mrs. Mallard here, Denny. I wonder how you lured her so close to your lens ... ;-)

2 Mar 2017 3:59pm

NIKON D800
1/320 second
F/5.6
ISO 320
300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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