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Yellow-Billed Duck

Yellow-Billed Duck
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Copyright: Bunyapon Kusolkrong (bungbing) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 516 W: 0 N: 1626] (7743)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-22
Camera: Nikon D80, NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VRII, UV Filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-05 5:01
Viewed: 2589
Points: 46
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Yellow-Billed Duck

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Yellow-billed Duck, Anas undulata, is a 51–58 cm long dabbling duck which is an abundant resident breeder in southern and eastern Africa.

This duck is not migratory, but will wander in the dry season to find suitable waters. It is highly gregarious outside the breeding season and forms large flocks.

These are Mallard-sized mainly grey ducks with a darker head and bright yellow bill. The wings are whitish below, and from above show a white-bordered green speculum.

Sexes are similar, and juveniles are slightly duller than adults. The north-eastern race is darker and has a brighter bill and blue speculum.

It is a bird of freshwater habitats in fairly open country and feeds by dabbling for plant food mainly in the evening or at night. It nests on the ground in dense vegetation near water. The clutch numbers between six and twelve eggs.

The male has a Teal-like whistle, whereas the female has a Mallard-like quack.

There are two subspecies of the Yellow-billed Duck: A. undulata rueppelli (Northern Yellow-billed Duck) A. undulata undulata (Southern Yellow-billed Duck)

The Yellow-billed Duck is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies. The southern nominate subspecies is declining due to competition and hybridization with feral Mallards,
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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-05 5:06]

Hello Bungbing,
Fantastic photo of this Yellow-billed Duck in a very charming pose. Excellent sharpness, details and beautiful contrasting colours in the beak and wing. Fine composition.

Bonjour Bungbing,
Très bonne coordination de la vitesse et de la profondeur de champ permettant d'apprécier une posture originale du sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Bungbing,
Happy Saturday. I really enjoy your duck image. I love the action, the little catchlight in the eye, the colours and the overall rendition, including POV, DOF, overall very good sharpness (especially for an action shot) and composition. Kudos!
Denis D

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-11-05 5:32]

Hi Bunyapon,
Nice shot with a very good moment captured.
Good natural colours and details.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Bunyapon. Exciting dynamic taken with splendid colours and light.


Hello Bunyapon,
fine capture of this duck with excellent pose and good sharpness. I especially like the good management of light and the beautiful colours.
Best wishes,

Ciao Bungbing, fantastic action shoot with lovely fYellow.billed Duck, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-11-05 6:23]

Hello Bungbing,
Very nice action shot showing the Yellow-billed Duck spreading its wings. The iridescent wing patch shows well and other features are displayed with fine sharpness and natural colours in this pleasing composition.
Thanks and enjoy your weekend,

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2011-11-05 6:30]

Bonjour Bungbing, excellent shot with a great timing. Brightness and colors are perfect. Very well done, best regards, Didier.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-11-05 6:48]

Hi Bunyapon.
What an impressive scene. What a precise timing. Great freezing of the beautiful duck at an amazing pose. Exposure parameters are perfect. Well done and kind regards.

Hello Bungbing
Impressive photo with very good timing, excellent composition, fantastic colours and very good sharpness.

so beautiful scene and moment I like your colors performance!
regards Nasos

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-05 11:19]

Hello Bungbing,
Beautiful photo with an excellent timing. Good sharpness and natural colours. Great composition.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Bunyapon,
What a beautiful Duck. It has very good coloors.
Thanks a lot for this share.
have a good weekend.

Hello Bungbing,
Another superb capture with great focus and very good clarity.
Incredible vivid colors and wonderful contrast against the green background.
Very nice duck.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Bunyapon,
Stunning action shot of this duck. I like that one can see the droplets of water as it is bathing and shaking its feathers. Beautiful natural colours. Enjoy your Sunday.

Hi Bunyapon,
amazing colours of this duck. Perfect composition. Greta sharpness and details!
Thanks for sharing,

hello Bingbing
great sharpness composition with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-05 16:49]

What a beautiful capture,this elegant wings position make the difference! Great timing and impressive sharpness and colors,very nice the sensation of mouvement of the duck.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-11-06 8:10]

This image is splendid, Bunyapon!
Great sharpness, detail and light. Beautiful colours and great time taken. Very well done!
Thanks for sharing

never saw one of these species before and the way you caught the action! Simply SPLENDID!! thank you for sharing!

Hello Bunyapon,
Great action shot taken with excellent sharpness and fine details. Colours and composition are also beautiful. Well done!

Hi Bungbing,
Splendid capture of the Yellow-Billed Duck! Beautiful colours, detail (especially of the water droplets that always emphasizes a good exposure) complimented with a nice dark BG. Enjoy the evening.
I do not know how I missed this one the weekend.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-11-08 19:56]

Sawasdee Ka Bunyapon,
exciting moment well captured with the color of the wing so exciting. Lovely metallic green. But mostly the sprinkled droplets are marvellous.
Excellent presentation in wonderful view.


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