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Red-crested Pochard

Red-crested Pochard
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Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50, SIGMA 70-300 APO MACRO SUPER II
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): GouthamBirds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-19 16:56
Viewed: 3094
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my second picture form Kukenhoff, These ducks are so used to humans , they just come very close to you and give some wonderful opportunity to shoot them!
I loved the color of this specimen and got few good portraits of them and here is first one. Hope you will like it

Thanks to flake this is
Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina in latin)
Goutham R

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-05-19 16:59]

Hi Goutham. This is a very good close up shot. the details are very good . fine sharp focus. the eye look so bright. with a nice POv and DOF. well done TFs.

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-05-19 17:19]
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This is a Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina in latin). They are locally common in a few placec in Europe but rare otherwise. This place you mention, is it a parc or zoo of some kind or something else? I know that there is one place in the Netherlands that they breed in the wild, is this it?

The photo is a great portrait of this colourful specie. Congratulations to that!


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-05-19 22:15]

Fantastic shot, Goutham. : )
Superb focus and exposure that give you very sharp details, yet conveys softness. The colors are so beautiful, well saturated, yet natural.
Bright eye and drop of water on beak add to the perfection of this close-up.
TFS. : )

Hi Goutham
This is a magnificent capture of this pochard!
I like very much your close approach and all the vivid and intense colours got on their plumage.
The beak and eye really stands out.
I like the tight framing made here.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

hi Goutham,ths is wxcelent shot . funny face and ncie colours with good details.

A flattering fashion shot of the bird :) Nice soft lighting and exposure. TFS

Hi Goutham,
Nice colours, well composed...
A small nit...through the shallow DOF and slow speed it isn't 'razors'sharp, if you know what I mean...
I know I expect 'a lot' today..
Nevertheless I wish you a great day...:-)

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-05-20 7:50]

Goutham, you always get the things on very close to you. My next shoot I am planning to be with you so that I can be very close to them. nice closeup shot. Ganesh

Wow, Goutham, this is a great close-up! TFS.

Dear Goutham,
Amazing details , excellent portrait of this duck. Very good closeup shot and pictorial as well with the water drop on its beak. The feathers and colours are very pretty. with best regards.vab.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-05-20 13:00]

Hi Goutham,
Nice shot of this beautiful waterbird. Very good sharpness and focus. Nice composition, pov and colours. Ilike the waterdrop. I have send you an email with things to do, there is also a butterfly garden amoung them (Vlinders aan de vliet). If you did not get the email please let me know.
gr. Paula

Hi Goutham,

A beautiful shot with a nice background. I love the eyes and the water droplet hanging from its beak.

Murali Santhanam

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-05-21 3:48]

What a marvellous close-up, Goutham!!
It's so beautiful this duck!
Great sharpness, colors, DOF and composition, dear friend.
My compliments and TFS.

Hi Goutham,

Superb sharp portrait shot
excellent feather details
lovely POV and colours

TFS Thijs

I love the red eyes of the bird. It looks very cute. A very sharp picture against a very suitable background.
Best regards,
Vignesh Giridharan

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