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The Bold and the Beautiful

The Bold and the Beautiful
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Copyright: Dilshan Mahdi Hussainmiya (dilshan74) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 527 W: 66 N: 1214] (6696)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-11
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment, Action, Mood
Camera: Nikon D300s DSLR, Sigma 50-500mm HSM APO DG f/4.0-6.3 OS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-13 3:53
Viewed: 2211
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken at the KL Bird Park this weekend....lets just say I did not want to leave! Luckily my wife was there to drag me out after a 4 hour photo session. It is an awesome experience as the birds are truly free to roam the large grounds with a natural habitat to encourage their normal behavior. Most species also breed in captivity and it is encouraging to see that the birds are well looked after here. I hope you like it. I am not sure of this species of duck but it is the first time I have seen them like this. So any help in identifying him is appreciated!

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-06-13 4:12]

Hi Dilshan,
A very sharp capture of this colorful bird in such a wonderful pose. Perfect lighting enhancing the multi colored plumag of this particular bird.
Good use of shallow DOF with the second bird in the BG, blurred but very complimenting.
Good work.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Wow, you must have been in bird heaven!! :)
Great placement of the bird in the frame here, with his partner blurred in the distance. Nice sharp features and great colors.
I think this might be a Wood Duck Dilshan. Check it out online and see if you think I might be right.

Perfect picture with a well suited title, dear Dilshan!

The colors of the bird are so beautiful and its strong positioning within a natural frame is well thought.
The sharpness and DOF are marvelously done, and colors are natural.
Great BG too.

Thanks and regards,

Hello Dilshan

A crystal clear image of this bird. The POV with the offcenter capture is awesome. Not sure myself. If is walks like a duck, if it sounds like a duck........it must be a duck. he he he have a good day


Incredible sharpness. nice composition and colour. little out of focus BG enhance the beauty of the picture.

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2011-06-13 7:02]

An outstanding image with extra fine detail and sharpness. The pose is excellent and the colors are vibrant.
Very Well Done

Ciao Dilshan

The Mandarin duck is fabulous in your colors and plumage!
Beautiful and natural colors, and the selective focus works very well ...
The duck seems cooperative and Gives an elegant pose ..!


☂ ☁ Sergio ☁ ☂

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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2011-06-13 7:58]

Cool!! A wonderful sharp capture! How colourful! His pose looks very self confident!!
Great focus! Beautiful composition!


Bonjour Dilshan

Another great shot taken with your monster lens. I say monster because it is quite big (like my 150-500 Sigma anyway), but they are nice monster. Ther serve us well with reach and quality. A well balanced composition where the male is sharp and where we can his female in the BG. Beautifull work and TFS


Very nice capture of this Mandarin duck, details are so crisp and sharp with wonderful colors. Nice framing. Well done, tfs.

Hi Dilshan...fantastic focus and tones...great light, very professional shot.


What a decorative bird.One can only marvel at nature.Your presentation shows all its vivid colors in sharp detail.Great shot,friendly regards Otto.

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2011-06-14 13:23]

Hi Dilshan,
Beautiful colours, excellent sharpness and DoF = a top shot

Dilshan this is fantastic! Lovely color, sharp detail and a magnificent subject. Good dof and a beautiful composition. TFS, Lori

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