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Heather Mellon

Debbie said it so well.. what a beautiful capture of this lovely lady mallard and the autumn reflections framing her add another element for a truly beautiful image, Yves. Her reflection is especially good too! Sorry for the delay on commenting.. I've had some internet problems lately.

Yves Langlois

Thank you Heather. Due to condition of shooting in nature there is often a little someting that is not perfect in photos. I consider that one quite perfect in all the aspect of a photo. You noticed too. Her reflection is almost like on a mirror surface water. But the modern art painting like water tel it is not. I guess I was quite lucky on that shot.

Debra Plett

Simply beautiful Yves. From the side glance and eye contact to the great feather detail the mallard is exquisite. I really like how the fall colours reflect in the water and the gentle ripples behind the mallard complete the story. Very very nice.

Yves Langlois

Thanks Debra for the nice comments. Agree with you. The light was so perfect on that morning that details of the feathers are very crisp and I did not have to do any corrections.

For the smile, luminous eye contact and the fall colours reflection it is one of my favorite mallard shot of the last summer. Taken at the Drummond dam on the Magog river.
Taken By
Yves Langlois
Taken On
November 18, 2021
mallard duck smile reflection waterfowl bird animal
  • Focal: 400
  • Lens Model: 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM
  • Shutter speed: 0.001 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 9

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