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Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day
Photo Information
Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3028 W: 438 N: 9280] (38525)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-11
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Artwork, Mood, Portrait
Camera: Nikon D90 dSLR, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2013/05/10 'Liquid' [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-05-11 12:57
Viewed: 1803
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear All,

First of all, let me wish you all a Happy Mother's Day - 12th May 2013!

This is a picture I took today evening while on my visit to the neighbor city. I enjoyed watching this duck protecting its six ducklings.

Not to mention that, I had to be very humble and quite in order to go quite close to get pictures of this proud mother. The cute ducklings and the way they were feeling so secure and safe with their mother was a great feeling when looking at this daily life scene.

Hope you enjoy this picture. Subsequently, the presence of water and importance of water for these birds also made me to think to submit this picture for this Friday's theme - "Liquid".

Have a nice weekend.

Kind regards,



ISO=200, Focal length=85 mm, cropped and resized for TL.

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Boa tarde Paras,
Two in one...
First, the order of dates a spectacular entrance to the theme of this Friday.
According to a submission to the beautiful Mother's Day.
Absolutely flawless.

They look so cute! This is another beauty of spring, the young ones. Nicely captured with good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.

Boa noite Paras.
Linda foto, perfeita cena para um dia especial: dia das mães.
Grande abraço.

Hi Paras,

Wonderful shot and sentiment. Well captured and they all look like they are smiling. Terrific shot!

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2013-05-11 16:59]

Hi Paras,
A very appropriate image for Mother's day. Good tight crop that gives us lot of details here.

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  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 8] (10)
  • [2013-05-11 18:07]

The mother Mallard hen is very watchful over her ducklings. I like the photo. A very good capture.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2013-05-11 21:43]


Comme cela est charmant quelle iamge de cette cane avec ces petits quel les reflets sur l'eau en fond et le mure quel ensemble merveilleuse image.
Bravo et amitié

Hello Paras,
What a beautiful arrangement. Apart from the lovely colours, sharpness and shapes, the very good composition immediately impresses. Well done.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-05-12 3:01]

Hi Paras.

A very cute addition to the friday theme, I love their markings.

stv ;o))

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2013-05-12 6:25]

Hi paras,

Excellent capture and splendid gift for the Mother's day, I like very much the texture of the plumage. Perfect light and sharpness, the frame is very good too.
My best regards.

Hi,lovely picture so fitting on several levels.Color and sharpness is superb as is the composition.All the best,Otto.

Hi, Paras.Happy mother's day. Lovely composition appropriate gift for Mother's day. Good lighting, focus, color and presentation. Nice family portrait of the duck and her progeny. Cheers.

Boa tarde dear Paras,

Just perfect moment captured qith beauty and quality!
Great colors, sharpness, contrast and light.


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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2013-05-13 9:16]

HI Paras, what a wonderful and perfect presentation of this cute duck family. Really a beautiful moment, which you captured, for Mother´s Day a very nice gift. "Thank you", never too late to express this.
Regards Rose

Hi Paras..beautiful capture of these ducks...nice focus and exposure....well done.


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