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The Mallard kids & mom
The Mallard kids & mom

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Family II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: san francisco
Date: May 28, 2010
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2010

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I was chasing a family of adolescent Canada goslings (ugly beasties when half grown) when I stumbled on this charming little family of Mallard chicks in the reeds. they posed prettily for a long lens but were in dappled sunlight. That was difficult to control.

Place: 8 out of 70
Avg (all users): 6.3439
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 6.1563
Avg (non-participants): 6.3822
Views since voting: 1554
Views during voting: 313
Votes: 189
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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06/12/2010 12:28:54 AM
Congratulations for the top 10!
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06/09/2010 07:16:39 PM
Wow! Awesome finish, Alice! Nice work!
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06/09/2010 03:57:19 AM
Congrats on top ten, Alice! Beautiful job!
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06/09/2010 12:47:35 AM
Oh, Alice! KIller cute factor, great finish! Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/05/2010 06:22:25 PM
the little 'kids' are so cute! and mom looks very eager to keep them safe
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06/04/2010 04:34:09 PM
lighting and contrast could be better, overall good composition, good shot!
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06/04/2010 10:36:54 AM
I can hear kids saying mom
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06/02/2010 12:21:31 PM
great! i wish there was a slightly deeper DOF so there was some focus on the mother ducks eye
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