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Aythya nyroca

Aythya nyroca
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-26
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/4000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-01 10:42
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Aythya nyroca (Güldenstädt 1770). Ferruginous Duck

Aythya nyroca is a medium-sized diving duck which breeds in southern and eastern Europe and southern and western Asia.
In Cyprus this bird was usually a rare passage migrant and a rare winter visitor.
The last few years a few pairs have successfully bred in the wetlands of the Akrotiri Peninsula. The photo shows a flock of these birds. There are 6 males (with white eyes) and one female.

Regards, Christodoulos

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-12-01 11:02]

hello Christodoulos
Wow! Super in flight capture with wonderful composition.
Thanks for sharing

hello Christodoulos

an excellent and very beautiful shot
of these ducks in-flight, with fine POV
and i love the choice of vertical framing,
superbly focused with great sharpness and details,



Geia sou Christodoule,
This is a great and unusual composition. Excellent focus on all the ducks. Not easy to do. Useful informations too. Se xairetw,

  • mwmod99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
  • [2010-12-01 11:34]

Fantastic work Christodoulos ! Truly FANTASTIC! Bravo, I love the briliant synchrony in the birds flight here, the impeccable clarity and the amazing natural colors in this frame. Superb use of high shutter speed and briliant composition. Bravo, once again 10 out of 10 from me here!
George Veltchev

i do not believe it!!!!!
excellent timing and definition,Christodoulos
thanks sERGIO

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2010-12-01 11:47]

Hi Christodoulos
just incredible

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-12-01 11:57]

Excellent photo, congratulations!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-01 12:04]

Hello Christodoulos,
A superb capture, the high shutterspeed giving perfect sharpness and freezing the wing motion to statuesque positions. A fine portrait of a flock of male Ferruginous Ducks with fine natural colours against a clear sky.
I have been to the Fassouri area on the Acrotiri Peninsula and saw one male.
Thanks and kind regards,

fantastic perfect capture, bravo! TFS Ori

Hi Christodulos,

Perfect Formation Flying!



This image reminds me of the time when I flew the jets in FORMATION FLIGHT in the Portuguese Air Force when a very young man.
GREAT IMAGE... in fact quite OUTSTANDING!!!
Perfect focusing with EXCELLENT clarity.
Mario with friendly greetings from Canada.

Hello Christodoulos,
Nice capture of these ducks in flight captured with great details and wonderful colours. Beautiful composition too!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-01 13:43]

Hello Christodoulos.
Great shot of this Ferruginous Ducks in fliight.The composition is well done.I like the pose you caught them in.Very good POV and DOF.The details are good and the colors are natural.I really like the BG setting too.Best regards Siggi

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-12-01 13:56]

Hi Christodoulos,
A very good capture of a group bird in flight,great timing and supberb sharpness.TFS.

Hi Christodoulos,

This absolutely deserves an award! an exceptional work indeed.
I like the composition and POV here. Good timing to catch the flock flying in like this. Simply superb capture in every way!
Well done!
Have a nice night!


A stunning shot. I like the compilation in the composition. One to be very proud of.
Well done and TFS

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent capture with fantastic blue sky and amazing clarity.
Outstanding colours and focus.
Congratulation and thanks for sharing!

Hi Chritodoulos,
Excellent photo of this flying ducks, TFS

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-02 8:59]

Fantastic pic to create a impressive spectacle,no comment..your work talk alone..the best of perfection...just my greats compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-12-02 9:09]

Hello Christodoulos,
Photo taken very well with perfect sharpness and good light also composition is splendid.
Regards, Pawel

Γεια σου Χριστόδουλε,
Απίθανη φωτογραφία!

hello Christodoulos
wonderful composition,
superbly focused with great sharpness and details,

Ciao Christodoulos, graet capture of a lot of flying ducks on a beautiful blue sky, splendid light, excellent sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-12-02 15:51]

Hola Christodoulos.
Una exelente fotografia de estos hermsos patos en pleno vuelo. El azul del cielo le da realce a la imagen.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-12-02 19:17]

Hello Christodoulos,
Beautiful species of waterfowl, captured superbly in flight. Incredible image, thank you for sharing this beauty.

Hello Christodoulos,
Classic picture, very well composed at the right desisive momment. They really stand out from an ordinary shot of flying waterfowl. I have to say clarity is one thing I really admire and this image demonstrates it very well. TFS :)

Hi Chris
Very nice shot and dificult, great work.

Hello Chistodoulous,
Well, I prefer macros like your previous lycaenid butterfly, but I have to accept that this is one of the pictures "in flight" finest I have seen in TN! ... Congratulations, excellent detail and perfectly registered training bird!
**PD: Amazing, but here are "7 eye catchings" Wow!... All ducks watching your camera lens! :)
Regards, TFS

Hi, Christodoulos:
Fantastic shot.
The composition is splendid.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-05 1:23]

Hello Christodoulos,
simply amazing. simply beautiful. Just like the porcelain ducks hang on the wall.
Wonderful details and splendid presentation.


Olá Christodoulos bela foto muito bem focada e com exelente nitidez parabéns por esta imagem agradavel.

Hy Makris
Excellent sharpness, a very action moment captured by you. I like this image.
Kind regards,

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-06-04 1:51]

Hi Chris,

Original inflight shot. A great formation of ducks and excellent sharpness.
Thanks for all these beautiful photo's. I will add you to my favorites:)


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