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Fulvous Duck

Fulvous Duck
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Copyright: Paul Lees (PaulLees) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 548 W: 0 N: 1647] (9004)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 55 - 300mm Zoom, UV filters
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-10 8:31
Viewed: 2200
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Adult fulvous whistling ducks of both sexes have a rufous-brown crown and upper nape, which becomes blackish down the center of the hindneck. The sides of the head, neck, chest and belly are a rich rufous-buff, with the sides of the neck paler, almost whitish, with fine dark striations. The back is dark brown with chestnut feather fringes, and the rump is white. Ivory-edged side and flank feathers form a striking border between the sides and back. A distinctive white "V" separates the brownish-black tail from the dark-colored back. The bill, legs and feet are blue-gray and the iris is dark brown. They are vociferous both in flight and when feeding, uttering a two-note squealing whistle, "k-weeoo," and during disputes a harsh "kee."


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Hi Pauly my neighbour,
great photo of this interesting bird. Excellent sharpness and composition. Amazing colours. A lot of details.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Pauly!
Nice pic with great colors and excellent BG in blue- oil.I love this colors so much. Many congrats !Your pic is super! TFS
Regards from,

PS:when are you going to unlock your WS?

hallo Paul
very good picture with nice details and lovely naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2011-06-10 9:33]

Hi Paul , lovely shot of this duck , great light with sharp detail and rich color , nicely highlighted against the dark water background. perhaps the tail end is a tad close to the edge of the frame?. thanks for sharing.

great light colors, details and reflection in this picture Paul, I love the perspective too for this wondeful bird,

congratualtions !

have a nice evening,

ciao, tino

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-10 10:40]

Hello Pauly,
The light on this Fulvous Duck is very beautiful. Great colours and excellent sharpness. Very nice composition.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-06-10 11:33]

Hi Paul,

Superb light and wonderful colors and reflection in the water. The water is very clear. Look at that foot!


Excellent lighting and details. Nice composition. regards yiannis

Hallo Paul,
a very good portrait of the Fulvous Duck, marvellous lighting and well saturated colours, fine details on the plumage, excellent point of view and composition with reflections
Have a good weekend
Ciao Maurizio

Hello Pauly

A very beautiful light it is coming in to this
duck and rendering the photo more beautiful,
photo shot with fine POV and framing,
beautiful reflection, excellent focus
sharpness and details, TFS


Sipático el comentario que hicisate a mi fotografía de Empusa :-)

Tu toma en la línea de las anteriores, jugando con la luz, con fondos
muy oscuros pero manteniendo la nitidez en el cuerpo del ave.
Un interesante trabajo Paul:

Josep Ignasi.

Hi Paul,
The deep blue of BG is fantastic and the duck is very well captured.
Excellent sharpness and good details.
Thanks for sharing

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-11 4:10]

Hi Paul,another great choice of point of view to take at the best this beautiful reflections,great sharpness,plums details and natural colors.Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano

Beautiful photo with very good composition and good sharpness.

Hi Paul,
excellent capture with fantastic clarity, focus and splendid colours!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-06-12 20:02]

Hi Paul,
Perfect shot of this duck,very nice reflection in the water.Nice natural colours good composition and details.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Paul. Exciting light and reflections for the duck in stunning details and perfect sharp.


Hello Paul,

You're capturing well this duck by good focus and excellent tone, do it's impressive to see the duck of head/body with brown color, wings with black/brown stripe and silver nib. Eyes are gentle, too. And, te reflection projected to water draws out additional good effect for the whole as well as small surf at left-center.


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