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Photo "A Treasure at Saltville Ponds...."

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A Treasure at Saltville Ponds....
A male Wood-Duck...I hadn`t seen him for several weeks until I was feeding the mallards, geese,etc.....something told me to glance over by an old wooden dock..gee-whiz!!! there he stood...rather "stand-offish." I hardly moved as I tried to capture had rained and the little droplets had beaded on his feathers. I looked everywhere for his mate, but couldn`t locate her anywhere..Maybe she will return...and...maybe I`ll get lucky... 
Wed 9 Jan 2002 08:03
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Alan Hauge Christensen Alan Hauge Christensen #1 Wed 9 Jan 2002 09:55

It`s a clear and sharp image. I like all the details in the feather.

Sergey Perunov Sergey Perunov #2 Wed 9 Jan 2002 10:01

Great Shot!!!
I luke Your Photo!!
Thank You!

Viktoriya SHvarc Viktoriya SHvarc #3 Wed 9 Jan 2002 10:23

Просто прелесть :о))

Reda Danaf Reda Danaf #4 Wed 9 Jan 2002 10:41

Another beauty !!

peter o neill peter o neill #5 Wed 9 Jan 2002 10:57

But for the background this is stunning M

Pavel Burdo Pavel Burdo #6 Wed 9 Jan 2002 11:14


Peter Wallack Peter Wallack #7 Wed 9 Jan 2002 12:44

Longest lens closests up and you should have been above to make the background a wonderful abstract of light mutted colors instead of a distraction without context. I would Photoshop this into the hall of fame since the wood duck is so perfect. If you do not like digital fideling, I would be glad to do it for you when I set up my new work studio in Sanibel in July.

Lucien Vander Sypt Lucien Vander Sypt #8 Wed 9 Jan 2002 14:23

Excellent picture. The background doesn`t disturb me much.

Rene TRIEBL Rene TRIEBL #9 Wed 9 Jan 2002 14:28

Surprisingly beautiful bird, Mary! I am truly amazed by these bright ,
contrasting colors! Great background composition gives an unusual,
but strong and dynamic frame to it! Great portrait!

Sandra Battaglia Sandra Battaglia #10 Wed 9 Jan 2002 15:45

I love these birds and you have done a wonderful job in capturing him. I think the background is fine as it is. smile

Borisych Borisych #11 Wed 9 Jan 2002 19:06


Carmen Fuchs Carmen Fuchs #12 Wed 9 Jan 2002 20:22

Hi, Mary. This is one of the few duck photos I`ve seen that I really liked. It`s great seeing one of these beautiful birds out of the water.

Adel Mansour Adel Mansour #13 Wed 9 Jan 2002 21:50

Superb Photo Mary.

Peter Schwarz Peter Schwarz #14 Wed 9 Jan 2002 21:52

Wonderful image with rich colors and sharp details - Great shot, Mary!

Al  Shortt Al Shortt #15 Wed 9 Jan 2002 22:05

Beautiful bird, mary. The background is a little distracting, but we can`t always be in the most optimum position,and you don`t pass up a marvelous capture like this.