Photo a Day Challenge


The male stood still enough to allow a 1/30 sec. shutter speed, slow enough to render a silky river.

19 responses

  1. So beautiful a boy!

    February 15, 2012 at 5:18 am

  2. Wow, amazing shot.

    February 15, 2012 at 6:29 am

  3. So Ducky.

    February 15, 2012 at 6:59 am

  4. Hi Lois,
    Awesome shot! He’s so handsome and the river is really moving fast. Have a great day!


    February 15, 2012 at 7:00 am

  5. Tammy

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that color!

    February 15, 2012 at 11:07 am

  6. lyur

    oh my goodness this is a wonderful photo

    February 15, 2012 at 2:45 pm

  7. What a poser! Two themes in one, nice link to the silky water.

    February 15, 2012 at 3:46 pm

  8. gorgeous colour and almost a painterly look to the image with the softness of the water and satiny feathers of the mallard. Pretty boy!

    February 15, 2012 at 4:50 pm

  9. That was one tricky shot–to get the duck so motionless to allow for the longer exposure and then to get the lighting right! Technically difficult with a stunning result.

    February 15, 2012 at 7:28 pm

  10. Great shot of this lovely Mallard. Congratulations on you persistence.

    February 15, 2012 at 11:41 pm

  11. Oh wow! Lovely capture. You had quite a willing model!! 🙂

    February 16, 2012 at 12:34 am

  12. Great shot…tough to capture that stillness and soft water

    February 16, 2012 at 2:47 am

  13. I always love how male birds are prettier than the female ones.

    February 16, 2012 at 6:56 am

  14. Wow this looks like a painting!

    February 16, 2012 at 10:22 am

  15. Absolutely stunning.
    Love the colors of the duck and the silky looking water.

    February 16, 2012 at 12:33 pm

  16. Lovely colouring and nice exposure. Well done.

    February 17, 2012 at 9:37 am

  17. Mallards seem to be all over and at any thime of the year. We have lots of them both on th ecountryside and in Stockholm. The fantastic green head of the male is fantastic, looks soft and yet in a quite metallic color. A great portrait

    February 19, 2012 at 10:19 am

  18. Oooooooo! Such a terrific photo!

    February 23, 2012 at 10:46 am

  19. Great shot and wonderful processing!

    March 1, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s