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Aythya fuligula male

Aythya fuligula male
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My purple obsession 5, Birds of Switzerland [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-03-11 4:34
Viewed: 3802
Points: 36
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Tufted Duck
Fuligule morillon

Family: Anatidae
Tribus: Aythyini
Bodylenght: 40-70cm
Diet: Mollusc, insects

Both sexes have a different plumage, the female is less visible than the male. But both have the very beautiful yellow eyes.
These birds have colonized the European continent only in the 18th century as consequence of human activity. They originally came from very North and East.
In France they breed only since 1964.
I wasn't aware that we had these ducks on our river Aar until after having seen so many duck-pictures on TN , I went out to look for them along the river.

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Ciao Anne. An excellente close up with stunning detaisl and perfect light. Fantastic colours and violet's metallic reflecions. Impressive focus on jeallow eye.


Ciao Anne, lovely duck with splendid colors, beautiful reflections, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-03-11 7:23]

Hi Anne,
Very nice photo of this male Tufted Duck, great colors and very fine details!

hello Anne
super sharpness picture with very nice light
beautiful colours and nice pose
great shot Anne
greeting lou

Hi Anne,
So nice work.
Lovely mood with great details.
Thnaks for sharing

Kind regards

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-03-11 10:27]

Hi Anne
Wonderful capture this lovely duck!
The sharpness of the details are amazing!
Congratulation for this beauty!

Bonsoir Anne,
Qu'est-ce qu'il est joli ce fuligule morillon! Tu as parfaitement saisi la subtile teinte mauve et son bel oeil doré. Bonne soirée,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-03-11 10:33]

Hello Anne,
What a fantastic photo! Details in all parts of the duck, black and white. Beautiful light and colours. Good POV and composition.

Hello Anne,
Excellent picture with lovely colors and fine details. Congratulations!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-03-11 13:38]

Hallo Anne.
Reiherenten hier männlich sind sehr schöne Wasser Vögel. Die habe ich auch mehrmals getroffen aber so ein nettes Foto ist mir nicht gelungen. Irgendwie riechen die dass ich da bin und drehen sich so zu licht das die Augen nicht zu sehen sind. Dein Foto ist in der besten Qualität. Liebe Grüße Siggi

Ciao Anne,
un fantastico ritratto di questo splendido anatide, che ho fotografato più volte, ma sempre ad una discreta distanza, forse questo è un soggetto sedentario e/o molto confidente, ottima nitidezza e bellissimi colori dai riflessi metallici.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona notte
Con amicizia

salut Anne
what a lovely capture of handsome Tufted Duck, with great sharpness of focus, exposure-white balance and lighting. coloration on both the duck and water superb. nicely composed and presented. thanks for sharing this beauty. best wishes and have a good night

Hello Anne,
Well, you found the lone duck on the river I see. Very good crop and I like your choice of lighting and shutter to show the duck's beautiful feathers.
Excellent image and a change from your eyes...

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-03-12 2:06]

Hi Anne,
very well taken in its excellent sharpness,especially the ey. so special. the blsck and white reminds me of our Malaysia Tapir which is an endangered species.
A very neat and pleasant presentation with the softness of the water.
The cool pose is so nice.


Hallo Anne
This Tufted Duck stole my heart in an instant with its beautiful shade of violet in its plumage. It is truly a beauty with prominent features that is well seen. The yellow eyes, white beak, swanky crest and then of course the violet plumage in between the black ones is really lovely. Thanks for sharing this pretty duck; it is a showpiece and a delight to look at. Best regards.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-03-14 18:24]

Hello Anne,
A beautifully shown duck which reminds me a lot of the Ring-necked Duck. Love the little tuff headress and purplish coloring on it's head. Well done! TFS.

Bonjour Anne. Très joli ton fuligule. Je trouve aussi que les canards sont très intéressants à regarder. (Puis pour me faire pardonné de ne pas avoir donné de point) Merci. Rudy


J'aime bcp ces fuligules, mais là avec ces reflets violets ca a vraiment quelque chose en plus. Est ce a une saison particuliere qu'ils sont comme ca?

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