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Couple of Red-crested

Couple of Red-crested
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Copyright: Joydeb Chaudhury (JoydebChaudhury) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 6 N: 860] (7753)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-28
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-12-28 9:59
Viewed: 1573
Points: 16
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Today I've tried to get some photographs of migratory birds as they spent the winter here in India, but couldn’t able to reach close enough to them, with the help of 300mm lens and a small country boat, here is one of the couple of Red-crested Pochard .

The Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina) is a large diving duck belongs to Anatidae family. Its breeding habitat is lowland marshes and lakes in southern Europe and Central Asia, wintering in the Indian Subcontinent and Africa. It is somewhat migratory, and northern birds winter further south into north Africa.
The adult male is unmistakable. It has a rounded orange head, red bill and black breast. The flanks are white, the back brown, and the tail black. The female is mainly a pale brown, with a darker back and crown and a whitish face. Eclipse males are like females but with red bills. They are gregarious birds, forming large flocks in winter, often mixed with other diving ducks, such as Common Pochards. They feed mainly by diving or dabbling. They eat aquatic plants, and typically upend for food more than most diving ducks.
(From Wikipedia)

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-12-28 12:16]

Hello Joydeb.
Very fine capture of these beautiful pair of Red-crested Pochard . Very good sharp details and nice colours. I like light and the composition too.Regards Siggi

Hello Joy

Excellent photo of this couple of Red-crested Pochards,
fine POV, DOF and framing (probably you choose
rotate the image a little bit), beautiful light,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-28 12:39]

Hello Joy,
Very nice photo of this pair in good sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Fine composition.

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  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 14] (8)
  • [2012-12-28 13:18]

Hi Joy,
I like your ducks. The composition is good and the POV is good. I like being able to see the eye of the male. If they are like our Red Heads, then they are hard to get close to. TFS

Ciao Joy, great capture of lovely couple, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Joy
Beautiful photo with fantastic colors and good sharpness.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-12-29 1:49]

Hello Joydeb
lovely and pleasant view of ghe exciting pair.
very nice composition and pretty view.
thecsharpness of the dripping water is so special as well as its reflection.


Joy, it is our joy that they came at our area, it means that they prefer our area as because for food, security and nesting ground.
very nice picture to show there relaxation and joy. good colour and sharpness. within your limitation (regarding lens focal length) you did a nice picture.
but personally i prefer WS picture as main picture.
love and best wishes,
samiran da

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