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Red-crested Pochard(female)

Red-crested Pochard(female)
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-10 4:14
Viewed: 2742
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina) is a large diving duck.
Their breeding habitat is lowland marshes and lakes in southern Europe and southern and central Asia. They are somewhat migratory, and northern birds winter further south and into north Africa.
Male & Female at Purbasthali in Bardhaman District of West Bengal, India.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.

These are gregarious birds, forming large flocks in winter, often mixed with other diving ducks, such as other pochards. They feed mainly by diving or dabbling. They eat aquatic plants, and typically upend for food more than most diving ducks.

Red-crested pochards build a nest by the lakeside among vegetation and lay 8-12 pale green eggs. The birds' status in the British Isles is much confused due to the fact that there have been many escapes and deliberate releases over the years, as well as natural visitors from the continent. However, it is most likely that they are escapees that are now breeding wild and have built up a successful feral population. They are most numerous around areas of England including Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire. Wild birds occasionally turn up at places such as Abberton Reservoir, Essex.

The Red-crested Pochard is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies

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hello Siegfried
very good picture ,good details and very nice colours
greeting lou

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2010-06-10 6:37]

Hello Siggi,
A very nice capture of a female Red-crested Pochard. Technically this is excellent with fine lighting and colours and it is well composed against the contrasting water BG.
Thanks and best regards,

Hello siegfried,

good low pov, but i hink your just to late.
He went just away with his hat.
Exellent details, sharpness,
Beutiful crested.
fine colours.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2010-06-10 7:25]

Hello SSiggi,
A lovely capture of the female Red-crested Pochard showing her in a lovely pose. Great sharpness and beautiful light and colours too.
Tfs and best regards, Ulla

Hello Siegfried,
Exceptional details and focus. Very nice capture and composition. Wonderful natural colours and POV.

Ciao Siggi, beautiful capture of lovely pochard, splendid colors, fascinating reflections and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Siggi,
die ist aber putzig, und reckt den Kopf Model-like in die Luft. Super Moment, gute Schärfe, warme Farben - was will man mehr, Danke und Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-06-10 9:39]

Hi Siggi,

Very nice photo of this Netta rufina female, great colors and fine and sharp details, very nice water colors and reflection too!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-10 12:04]

Hello Siegfried,
Beautiful photo of this lady. Great low POV, sharpness, details and natural colours. Pretty pose.

Hello Siggi,
Excellent details, natural colors and good POV for this image. Well done!

Hallo Siggi
Er ist Sauberkeit, und Qualität von Farbtönen unglaublich großartig.
Danke Siggi

Hello Siegfried,
Good picture, with good details and good light balance. You always make good photos of birds MF! ... good job!
TFS, Regards, Jesús

Hi MF Siggi,

A truly impressive capture of this pretty beauty.
The details, POV/DOF and composition are superb.
TFS and have a nice WE MF!


Ciao Siegfried. Perfect DOf and razor detaisl for thi cute friend. intrigant tones.


Wow Siggi, but this is a beauty, pity I cannot see the rest of its body to appreciate it in full. The markings and colours on the its feathers are really striking, further to that its cute beak pointed in the air are beautiful and have a somewhat cheeky feeling to it. Wonderful detail captured here, and indeed a pleasure to see this image from you. The natural sunlight in the image is wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-06-11 13:51]

Hello Siggi,
An excellent capture of this beauty with splendid colors,sharpness and perfect details.TFS.
Best regards,

Hello Siegfried
fine shot of this Pochard with a lovely pose, the whole bird is crisp clear sharp,
i love also the color and the mouvment of the water
a very beautiful image
Have a good night

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