Not quite a Python quote, but still John Cleese, the last line of the Gourmet Night episode of Fawlty Towers.
This taken shortly after yesterdays posting. I was looking for a hunt entry, and there were these ducks in 3, 2, 1 formation.
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diaz_sanchez (0) 2005-02-22 8:29
hola:) I like these sharp ducks:) great photo I love it much:) have a nice day:)
Cos (1562) 2005-02-22 8:33
Great action shot of the ducks - they're nice and sharp. Well captured!
Carma (2440) 2005-02-22 8:34
What a nice image. Great DOF. I like the colours of the ducks, clear and sharp. This is nace scene from nature. Good composition with ducks that comeing from the left.
One duck is intruder, the brown one:-))
CliffW (2377) 2005-02-22 8:34
Fantastic capture, while 'leading' the ducks! And I remember that episode. Almost as good as Python...
alford (3989) 2005-02-22 8:43
Great timing, Richard! The ducks are well positioned in your shot. I'm impressed with your focusing, you really "got" them! Wonderful background, too! rgds.
Emile (20352) 2005-02-22 8:45
Impresionante foto con muy buenos colores de los patos y con muy buen foco de ellos. Felicitaciones.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-02-22 8:48
very good movement here, I like the focus here, great work and good panning technique, well done
igorb (758) 2005-02-22 8:53
Excellent shot.It is very dinamyc,with sharp and vivid colours.Bravo
Galeota (10352) 2005-02-22 8:56
Hilarious quote of the best hotel manager I've seen on duty. YOu've got a great effect freezing the ducks, who are extremely sharp, and the blurred background. Guess it's called panning if I understood it well. Well done.
Galmeida (12559) 2005-02-22 9:00
Action shot, with great definition of the flying ducks, and the backdoor blur of the scenery. Great colors and also a great composition.
Very well done and my congratulations!
elihesamian (26149) 2005-02-22 9:01
Great result,Richard,congratulation,excellent use of DOF and focusing,very nice dynamism touch,I enjoy you work here very much,lovely one,Richard,Excellent peaceful view,Thanks for sharing.
naxius (16685) 2005-02-22 9:41
Compliment for this very technical photo! You managed it perfectly!
This is really good.
Cool-ice (5289) 2005-02-22 9:43
The position of the ducks is excellent, you caught them just at the right moment, my hat's off Richard !
naret (826) 2005-02-22 10:05
3,2,1 formation is nice. You capture the duck in flight very well in term of sharpness. Did you pan your camera for this picture?
michel_r (1118) 2005-02-22 11:07
beautiful richard! right on time, at the right place. From the blur i assume you were panning whentaking the shot, with a very good success. these ducks are very sharp. Bravo.
Coyotyto (1305) 2005-02-22 11:51
A very good picture !
I'm impressed by the sharpness of the ducks and their colours ! (if only the sixth one was not brown !)
Really good, thanks!
AEG (2449) 2005-02-22 12:35
bardzo siê fota podoba super kadr
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Fixfocus (9385) 2005-02-22 13:11
This is really great,Richard!
All the ducks have their wings in the same position!
Perfect positioning of the ducks in the frame.
cmartos (242) 2005-02-22 15:38
Hi Richard. The result is great, very well positioned ducks i the frame, excellent sharpness and even an intruder in the formation! Excellent catch.
Jeppe (18654) 2005-02-22 18:22
Oh yes - I seems Faulty towers been seen at least 10 times over the years (all 12 episodes - and I usually whatch each time ;-) Great shot and fine title.
I came to remember an old song by the Kinks - "Ducks on the wall" about a girl having artwork ducks hanging on the wall - thanks Richard this - glad they made it.
Leonie (8809) 2005-02-22 19:20
Haha, great photo, Richard! Love these flying ducks! Well done!
danielswalsh (13599) 2005-02-22 20:41
Nice shot of tha Mallards Richard!
I like the panning effect you used to get the motion blur. Nicely done. Great compositon.
singuanti (15250) 2005-02-22 21:38
wow, what a capture! the look of those ducks at that crazy angle is just awesome. good job with the tight focus on the ducks and a blurry background. truly great work.
ChrisJ (117197) 2005-02-23 3:28
Superb panning, to sharply capture these ducks in flight. Good graphism too. Well done!
sn00zie (2384) 2005-02-23 8:54
wow! quite a catch Richard. love their bright orange webs... :) great depth in the picture and the colors have come out brilliant!
wilkinsonsg (8662) 2005-02-23 14:13
Great action shot - like the preparation for landing :)
nwoehnl (122) 2005-02-23 16:18
Hi Richard. Wonderful in-flight photo of the ducks, in which you got not only a fine panning effect, but also a great framing that leaves space for them to "fly into". Very nice symmetry in the poses of the birds. Great shot.
Rockyboy (20598) 2005-02-23 17:02
Very nice catch of those ducks flying and I like also the motion vlur of the background. Very well done!
dabri (1692) 2005-02-23 18:13
Great freezing scene!
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2005-02-23 18:28
Hi Richard, very nice reference to the best hotel series ever made. You can still see it every season again and again.
This looks great, and this is such a shot, which you were actuallly not able to make, I guess, with your IXUS.
I like their orange hanging webfoots. I guess you saturated that a bit.
Strange time for ducks, she is flying with FIVE males, I feel sorry for her, as I do with every female duck in springtime.
joseelias (0) 2005-02-28 10:56
Unfortunately the TV only showed a few Fawlty Towers episodes… Never understood why they haven’t shown the series as it seem great…
Regarding your photo I think it’s a very well made panning. The ducks are very sharp and the colors great. Also their position in the frame balances the composition and gives room for them to “fly” creating a sense of movement.
orme (7219) 2005-03-27 2:56
The title brought a smile to my face even before I clicked on the thumbnail, Richard.
This is an excellent capture, with nice strong colours on the ducks. I like how they seem to be 'falling all over each other' in their attempt to take-off. Well done.
- Copyright: Richard Gatward (RGatward) (20086)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-02-20
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 18-55mm EFS, Cokin Circular Polarizer
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Panning (Technique) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-02-22 8:28