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Stormy weather by Alan Mattison

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Due to the winter storms, lots of sea ducks have been resting close to the coastline and enjoying it’s protection from the wind.
Here we have 3 mallard ducks, one duck and two drakes, taken by the northern shoreline of Djursland in Denmark.
Taken with a Nikon D700 and a Nikon 300mm lens with a 17mm tele converter giving
ISO 640 focal length 500mm f.6.7 1/100 sec
voted THE BEST IN 2011 in a Wilderness somewhere

The title “Stormy weather” has been recorded by many of the best known artists through time,just to name a few; Billy Holliday,Etta james, Frank Sinatra, lena Horne,Liza minelli, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and more recently, Joni Mitchel, Willie Nielsen and Elo.


  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaalmost 4 years ago

    Such beautiful creatures! The sea looks stormy!

  • The wind blew so much that I could hardly stand up!!thanks Maureen!!

    – Alan Mattison

  • Michael Haslam
    Michael Haslamalmost 4 years ago


  • and cold!!! thanks Mike!!

    – Alan Mattison

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 4 years ago

    FANTASTIC work

  • thank you so much Ann!!

    – Alan Mattison

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 4 years ago

    Terrific capture, Alan. I’m thinking you must spend ALL your time outdoors.

  • Dottie!!! have you ever heard of a nature photographer spending all his time indoors?!!!!!!!!!!!I am so lucky in having sooo much nature within a 15 min drive so it’s hard staying in!!thanks Dottie!

    – Alan Mattison

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 4 years ago

    Great shot, great title, great song !

    6 February 2011 … one image a day

  • thank you very much Trish!!!

    – Alan Mattison

  • CriscoPhotos
    CriscoPhotosalmost 4 years ago

  • thanks kindly for the feature!!

    – Alan Mattison

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 4 years ago

    Perfect photography!

  • I like the word “perfect” Maggie!even though it might be hard to live up to!!thank you

    – Alan Mattison

  • peaky40
    peaky40almost 4 years ago

    Great shot of Mallard Alan! You really get the feeling of stormy weather with the rough sea!

  • and it was worse than it looks!thanks a lot!
    The GSP on your shots , is he yours?do you work him?

    – Alan Mattison

  • peaky40
    peaky40almost 4 years ago

    Hi Alan. He is my dog, I work him mostly on snipe, woodcock and other game birds. Thanks Alan

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBalmost 4 years ago

    February 9, 2011

  • thanks a lot for the feature Teresa!!!

    – Alan Mattison

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