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photoblog image Here is the proud winner of yesterday's race!

Here is the proud winner of yesterday's race!

Voici le fier gagnant de la course d'hier!

Here is the proud winner of yesterday's race!

Voici le fier gagnant de la course d'hier!

comments (59)

That is a great shot even without the duck but sure adds something. The reflection is great.
Richard Standley: Many thanks Michael.
  • MaryB
  • UK
  • 7 May 2008, 00:34
Wonderful colours in the ripples left by this lovely little duck, the reflection is fantastic.
Richard Standley: Many thanks Mary.
Bravo au champion, et bravo pour cette belle photo!
Richard Standley: Merci Wolfgang.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 7 May 2008, 01:18
He's beautiful, as is your capture.
Richard Standley: Many thanks Sherri.
  • daina
  • United States
  • 7 May 2008, 01:24
And a beauty he is. A lovely capture with shimmering color.
Richard Standley: Thanks a lot Daina.
  • Nina
  • Germany
  • 7 May 2008, 01:31
Really nice colors and the water movement is also nice.
Richard Standley: Thank you Nina.
It is true that the carrying of a champion.Great work.
Richard Standley: Many thanks Camiller.
  • Tracey
  • United States
  • 7 May 2008, 01:47
I love the wake he is leaving behind! Great texture and color.
Richard Standley: I am pleased you like it. Thanks Tracey.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 May 2008, 03:00
Look at that bow wave...QE2 would be proud of it.

were you offering a bread reward for the winner, Richard?
Richard Standley: I wish I had bread with me Ray! Thanks.
  • Sean
  • United States
  • 7 May 2008, 03:50
Great shot. I like the warm reflections. I hope my duck won.
Richard Standley: He did Sean! Thanks a lot.
I like this one better since we can see his face.
Richard Standley: Thanks Dylan.
  • Barb
  • United States
  • 7 May 2008, 05:28
He even looks proud.
Brillant colors and reflection, I like the shimmering water and wake.
A wonderful capture.
Richard Standley: Many thanks Barb.
  • Luke
  • United States
  • 7 May 2008, 05:30
the champion!!! very nice shot!
Richard Standley: Many thanks Luke.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 7 May 2008, 06:08
Awwww. Looks like a happy smile on his face! smile
Richard Standley: Very happy Ginnie! Thanks.
A wonderful photo, Richard.
I love the brilliant green head of this duck.
Richard Standley: Many thanks Eva.
Bonne soirée.
  • Elisa
  • United States
  • 7 May 2008, 06:29
aww cute! smile
Richard Standley: Thanks Elisa.
  • scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 7 May 2008, 07:06
He's posing and acting coy as if his win isn't anything. Great shot.
Richard Standley: Many thanks Scarlet.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 May 2008, 07:39
Quite a racer as evidenced by the bow wave smile
Richard Standley: Quite a racer indeed Louis. Thanks.
  • Arash
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 7 May 2008, 07:46
superb shot! I like the contrast and movement in your photo. nice colors also.
Richard Standley: Many thanks Arash.
  • LaCigale
  • France
  • 7 May 2008, 07:55
Il peut se permettre d'être fier: vainqueur et superbe ! Belle photo, avec la trace de son déplacement délicat sur l'eau ! smile
Richard Standley: Merci beaucoup La Cigale.
Bonne soirée. Bisous
  • saeed
  • Iran
  • 7 May 2008, 08:02
cheers! so nice colours!
well done smile
Richard Standley: Many thanks Saeed.
  • Manuela
  • Germany
  • 7 May 2008, 08:16
Great reflections! So this is the winner... surely the front duck of yesterday smile
Richard Standley: Many thanks Manuela.
  • martie
  • Okinawa, soon to be US
  • 7 May 2008, 08:24
What brilliant colours! The reflection is pretty awesome as well. I guess the loser went away to drown his/her sorrows...
Richard Standley: Many thanks Martie. The loser was feeling quite bitter!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 7 May 2008, 08:47
Wins by a reflective head
Richard Standley: Reflections are the best Vintage! Thanks.
  • marianne
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 May 2008, 09:17
and the vinner is ...

très gracieux ce fier canard et sa douce glisse ...
une photo très fraîche !
bravo !
Richard Standley: Merci beaucoup Marianne.
Hansome chap!
Richard Standley: Thanks for him Chris!
Yeah! What was his prize?
Richard Standley: A medal Mary! Thanks.
  • pLusOne
  • Korea (South)
  • 7 May 2008, 10:50
the duck looks so lonely for me
Richard Standley: Lonely but happy after his victory PlusOne! Thanks.
  • Craig
  • United States
  • 7 May 2008, 11:22
Awesome colors and reflections of the sky!
Richard Standley: Many thanks Craig.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 7 May 2008, 11:29
I always like the green head
Richard Standley: I am pleased you like it Chantal. Thanks.
A very pretty image. I like the reflections and ripples.
Richard Standley: Many thanks Michael.
  • Tracy
  • Sunny Staffordshire
  • 7 May 2008, 12:14
And the crowd went quackers Richardsmile
Richard Standley: Yes they went Tracy. Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • sunny Netherlands
  • 7 May 2008, 12:16
Radiant colours they light in the sunlight, great shot, love the 'speed' into the water,
great reflection.
Richard Standley: Many thanks for your kind appreciation Astrid.
  • Richa
  • India
  • 7 May 2008, 12:41
The contrast between the moving water behind the duck and the still, reflecting water in front of the duck are just beautiful!
Richard Standley: Many thanks for your appreciation Richa.
  • Saeed
  • Iran
  • 7 May 2008, 13:15
very nice shot
Richard Standley: Thank you Saeed.
Aha I guessed correctly ;o)
Richard Standley: You did indeed Mike! Thanks.
  • AC
  • United States
  • 7 May 2008, 15:08
The duck is looking right at the camera smile Lovely reflection and water ripple.
Richard Standley: Many thanks AC.
  • aksel
  • ....at work
  • 7 May 2008, 15:10
Like the diagonal line that somehow is created here
Richard Standley: I am pleased you like it Aksel. Thanks.
  • nazeeh
  • Maldives
  • 7 May 2008, 15:13
The Winner
nicely said and wonderful reflection
Richard Standley: Many thanks Nazeeh.
  • Marion
  • Canada
  • 7 May 2008, 15:19
A mallard duck, such a good looking boy. Did he get a medal for winning the race?
Richard Standley: He deserved it Marion! Thanks.
Bravo Donald lol
et bravo pour cette belle photo Richard smile
Richard Standley: Merci beaucoup Lorraine.
  • kavita
  • Suriname
  • 7 May 2008, 16:57
the duck is so beautiful!
Richard Standley: Thanks for him Kavita.
What was his prize?
Richard Standley: A medal Nig! Thanks.
  • claude
  • france
  • 7 May 2008, 18:36
ouais, bravo Richard, wink))
superbe cliché on voit très nettement les frémissement de l'eau, on voit glisser ce fier vainqueur.
Richard Standley: Merci beaucoup Claude.
Bonne soirée à toi. Bises
  • Mike
  • United States
  • 7 May 2008, 19:44
I don't know which duck it was from yesterday. They both looked the same! Lovely photo though.
Richard Standley: I couldn't tell you which one either! Thanks Mike.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 7 May 2008, 20:25
Looks too calm and collected for it to have been much of a race smile
Richard Standley: But he is a champion Martin! Thanks.
Fier comme Artaban !! (dopé?..)
Richard Standley: Il n'a pas passé le contrôle Michel! Merci.
couleurs et reflets sont sympas.
Richard Standley: Merci Marie.
  • alun
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 May 2008, 22:03
Great close up
Richard Standley: Thank you Alun.
  • Earnest
  • United States
  • 7 May 2008, 22:16
Just as I thought, the one with the green head... smile This is a great pic, Richard, the highlights are excellent.
Richard Standley: Many thanks Earnest.
  • danthro
  • United States
  • 7 May 2008, 22:27
nice framing and composition. like the color on the duck. i can't tell though, is this the same duck that was in the lead in yesterday's shot? or was there a surprise upset?
Richard Standley: I can't tell you Danthro! This is one of the two. Many thanks.
  • manju
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 May 2008, 22:45
Beautiful winner smile
Richard Standley: Thank you Manju.
LOL! I am not sure that the winner has been in the race yesterday ... has feathers of different colours... I think he came out quietly in shadow of margins for large stage of the lake smile))) Anyway, I like its simplicity and modesty. smile
Richard Standley: He was in the race Graça! In yesterday's shot the backlight concealed his colours.
Thanks.
Very nice duk shot! Love the water texture
Richard Standley: Thank you Bill.
Tres jolie photo avec tous ces reflets dans l'eau.
Richard Standley: Merci Olivier.
  • Ina
  • South Africa
  • 8 May 2008, 15:37
Excellent capture, the water is magical, nice colors and reflections smile
Richard Standley: Many thanks Ina.
  • Jonice
  • Brazil
  • 9 May 2008, 02:14
He's so cute!
Richard Standley: I could not resist shooting him Jonice! Thanks.
  • mehdi
  • Iran
  • 10 May 2008, 08:53
cute duck, seems happy and really proud
Richard Standley: Thanks Mehdi.
  • marilou
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Jun 2008, 10:41
Bonjour Richard,
Joli petit canard, va ton bonhomme de chemin dire à Richard que j'apprécie beaucoup ces coms et tranmets lui toutes mes amitiés en lui souhaitant un bon dimanche
marilou
Richard Standley: Bonsoir Marilou,
merci beaucoup pour cet agréable commentaire.
Je vous souhaite une bonne soirée.
Amicalement. Richard

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