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Juan AragonÚs
03-28-2008, 06:26 AM
Hi all, not to much times in the past weeks for posting but I would like to say hello in the european forum and I will try to post here more often. This photograph is from a very bad weather day with poor light conditions. Fortunately, after a long waiting for good shooting opportunities the sun appeared and this beauty decided to take care of its feathers under the sunshine. This guy was photographed from a permanet blind (observatory) on a pond in a protected area in the South of Spain. Your comments and suggestions are highly appreciated

Nikon D2X AFS Nikkor 300 VR + 1,4XTC, handheld and cropped (about a 50%) f8 ISO 320

Manos Papadomanolakis
03-28-2008, 07:39 AM
Hi Juan,thanks a lot for sharing,
I Iove this image,great eye contact,pose and light!!!

Milan V
03-28-2008, 04:25 PM
For me, this is a great photo.

Gyorgy Szimuly
03-29-2008, 04:35 PM
Very nice image. Very exotic.
Do you have many breeding pairs there?
Szimi

Fabs Forns
03-29-2008, 05:14 PM
That is one good looking specimen, Juan, and the light is about perfect. Enhorabuena, congrats!

Gayle Clement
03-29-2008, 10:43 PM
Beautiful light and detail. This is excellent!

Sven Bernert
03-30-2008, 03:54 PM
Woohoo! Great image Juan! Was there any flash involved in the making of that image?

Best,
Sven

Juan AragonÚs
03-31-2008, 01:26 AM
Very nice image. Very exotic.
Do you have many breeding pairs there?
Szimi
Szimi this is a common species here in Spain with very healthy population and not difficult to find. In my opinion, one of the most beautiful duck species in Europe :)

Juan AragonÚs
03-31-2008, 01:26 AM
Woohoo! Great image Juan! Was there any flash involved in the making of that image?

Best,
Sven
Sven thanks for your kind comment. No flash here, only natural light.

Daniel Stenberg
03-31-2008, 07:14 AM
This is absolutely stunning! Just love the sharpness and the vivid colors. Congrats.

// Daniel

Rosl Roessner
04-01-2008, 03:49 PM
Really beautiful!
Big Congrats!