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Happy Landing by Kenneth Haley


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A female mallard skids to a water landing in the canoe canal in the Alton Baker area of Eugene, Oregon. June 2009.


ducks, flight, funny, mallard, nature, oregon, river, splash, swim, wildlife


  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    WOW!!!!!! Super, super capture, Ken!!!!!!! Oh, WHEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! What I wouldn’t give to get a shot like this!!!!!! You must have been dancing a jig when this baby came up on the monitor!!!!!

  • XeniaVRhein
    XeniaVRheinover 5 years ago

    he he and she is enjoying the ride! look at that smile! million dollar shot!

  • Jan  Tribe
    Jan Tribeover 5 years ago

    WOW!!! perfection!! what a capture!! fantastic timing. I bet it takes a lot of patience to wait for a shot like this. great work. have you tried putting this in the groups Waterfowl or All Countries~Wetlands, ponds, lakes, and rivers

  • I belong to waterfowl, didn’t know about the wetlands group. Thanks!

    – Kenneth Haley

  • JanT
    JanTover 5 years ago

    This makes me smile, Ken. Well captured and a beautiful shot. Everything about the mallard and your shot seems happy.

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot, just a great capture of motion and a mallard in a natural setting!

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago

    She does look happy!!!! A wonderful image!!!!

  • Daidalos
    Daidalosover 5 years ago

    Great shot! Beautiful!

  • Lisawv
    Lisawvover 5 years ago

    Awesome capture and great timing. Outstanding clarity and great work.

  • stacyrod
    stacyrodover 5 years ago

    Great shot!!!!!!!!

  • Sheryl Kasper
    Sheryl Kasperover 5 years ago

    Hi Ken, fantastic shot with wonderful clarity. What lens do you use?

  • A 300mm F4 fixed lens, and depending on distance, I attach a 1.4X teleconverter. The Nikon F4 is pretty good, not top of the line, but good glass.

    – Kenneth Haley

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