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Northern Shoveler

Northern Shoveler
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM, Jessops UV 77mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-29 23:37
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Points: 24
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This species is unmistakable in the northern hemisphere due to its large spatulate bill. The breeding drake has an iridescent dark green head, white breast and chestnut belly and flanks. In flight, pale blue forewing feathers are revealed, separated from the green speculum by a white border. In early fall the male will have a white crescent on each side of the face. In non-breeding (eclipse) plumage, the drake resembles the female.
The female is a drab mottled brown like other dabblers, with plumage much like a female Mallard, but easily distinguished by the long broad bill, which is gray tinged with orange on cutting edge and lower mandible. The female's forewing is gray.
They are 19 inches long (48 cm) and have a wingspan of 30 inches (76 cm) with a weight of 1.3 pounds (600 g).

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great contrast, tfs Ori

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-12-30 5:13]

Hello Razvan,
very beautiful image with excellent sharpness and splendid light; perfect POV and very nice blue background. Well done!
Happy new year!

Hallo Razvan,
a very beautiful capture of the Northen Shoveler female, very good sharpness and fantastic warm colours, composition and point of view are excellent
Happy New Year to you and your family
Ciao Maurizio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-12-30 7:15]
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Hello Razvan,
Fine capture of a female Northern Shoveller! Excellent POV, contrast with the water Bg, nice colours and clarity.
I hope you enjoy your visit to Sweden. Maybe I can give you some tips if you tell me ehat part you are going to visit.
Happy New Year to you,

Beautiful photo Razvan! Very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.
My best wishes for a Happy New Year

hello Razvan
very nice picture with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-12-30 9:22]

Buna Razvan,
duck and very beautiful reflections ..
Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Happy New Year,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-30 9:52]

Hi Razvan,great capture from a nice point of view,i like the moment whit this light,perfect to warm the colors.I wish you all the best for the new year and thanks for share,Luciano

Hello Razvan,
Perfect placement of the female Northern Shoveller in your frame. Good detail and clarity with beautiful natural colours captured against the striking blue water. Well done.
Best regards,

Salut Razvan,
O captura excelenta cu aceasta rata deosebita avand un cioc foarte mare.
Nu am avut ocazia sa o zaresc in regiune la mine.....
Felicitari pentru detalii si culori.

Ciao Razvan, great capture of lovely bird, beautiflul ref˛lections, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year 2012, ciao Silvio

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-01-01 2:18]

Hi Razvan.
What a cute creature and nice picture. I like amazing colours of the water and bird, precise DOF and excellent details of the main subject, pleasant composition of the image. TFS and Happy New Year.

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