Cleared for Landing

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Was lucky to get this shot of a mallard coming in for a landing. I was at the Oakland Zoo, and as many as 20 ducks were moving from one spot to another. One by one they took off and flew over, landing not far from my location. So, I quickly changed lenses, altered my settings and caught this shot. I think the bokeh is rather nice for this image.

If you are not be familar with the term "bokeh", (don't feel bad, I didn't learn it until a couple of months ago), it is defined as the aesthetic of the out of focus part of the image, as it enhances the subject/foreground.


Guest - May 08, 2007 06:04 AM EDT
Wow, you did a great job of capturing this colorful mallard in flight. The colors are lovely.
Guest - Nov 12, 2006 10:25 AM EDT
Super clean Mallard action shot! Really like how his wings frame that pretty head. Killer bokeh too by the way :-). Don
Guest - Nov 12, 2006 08:27 AM EDT
WOW!! perfect.
Guest - Nov 12, 2006 01:08 AM EDT
Superb shot. I sure hope he was cleared for landing. Smile.
Guest - Nov 11, 2006 06:02 PM EDT
Gorgeous Mallard Duck! Carol
Guest - Nov 11, 2006 02:22 PM EDT
GREAT capture, Alex! good for you! that's a lovely shot, and agree about the bokeh. I also only learned what it is a few months ago :) Just saw a flock of Snow Geese quite low overhead, when out back, unfortunately no camera with me :)

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