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Spring: season of Romance!

Spring: season of Romance!
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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS, canon tc-dc52b 1.6x
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Interacting birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-03-30 22:16
Viewed: 3455
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Spring: season of Romance!
Canvasback (female and male)
Aythya valisineria
(Fuligule à dos blanc)

The Canvasback is a duck that is found only in North America. It is a favorite of hunters, as it is delicious to eat if it has itself eaten the right food. Canvasbacks take their specific name from an aquatic plant, called wild celery, or Vallisneria americana, which is one of the foods that impart an excellent flavour to this game bird.
Male and female Canvasbacks resemble Redheads and Ring-necked Ducks of the corresponding sex, but can be distinguished from them by their longer black bills and less abrupt foreheads.


Thanks for looking at them.

Taken at the Ecomuseum.

ellis49, wideload, red45, dew77, hummingbird24, Comandante, liquidsunshine, honza, scottevers7, PDP has marked this note useful
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To Fisher: ma nouvelle maîtresse...Luc 7 03-31 12:39
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Great shot Luc.
Yes, it's romance in the air this days.Beautiful couple. Great colours, very good sharpness and composition.
Very well done.

I'm will to try to shot some Chaffinchs this morning.
I saw a couple of them yesterday.
The snow is almost gone now, great

Nice capture of the pair together like that, good DoF with nice detail and colour and nice composition, a great time of the year.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-03-31 3:49]

Lovely couple Luc. Nicely paired off and swimming into the future together. Excellent composition, colours and details perfect. I can even can see the drops of water falling off her beak. Very well done.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-03-31 4:11]

Spring is in the air so everyone seek for its second half :-) Nice couple, they're looking happy together. Good details on feathers and water, very good light.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-03-31 5:01]

Very romantic shot Luc :)
Composition and light very good...Thanks for sharing

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-03-31 5:21]

Nice couple Luc! Everywhere I look I see birds flying around, nesting and making out. :) Details are good and colors are nice. Well done & TFS!

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  • prfry Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 30 W: 8 N: 15] (84)
  • [2005-03-31 5:49]

This is a very nice photo. Very clear - my eyesight is getting a bit bad these days but I think I can see that you captured even the droplets of water falling from the duck's beak. I love the texture of the water too! Excellent work.

Very good shot!
You captured the romance!
Well done!

Nice to see a shot of male and female together. Some good detail.

70 miles and hour? That is pretty amazing, I have had cars that didn't go this fast.
How nice that you were able to get a mating pair to view. Great capture, good note (as usual), and well done! TFS.

Luc, magnifique, bravo.!!! C'est toi et qui? hahaha
Excelent capture and well done on this composition. The warm colors are great.


Halo Luc :-)
I like your romantic couple :-) Very charm and cute.

Great shot Luc, Perfect title and romance, ahh - isn't springtime grand?? Well done!

Belle photo Luc!
J'aime beaucoup la composition de cette photo.
Dommage que l'eau soit si brune...une eau bleue ajouterait au romantisme déjà très présent!
Bonne journée!

Very nice and cute shot Luc, good details and colours.
Well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-03-31 11:41]

Jolie composition pour ce couple d'amoureux. Sont-ils aussi rapide en amour qu'en vol ;-) Belles couleurs et bonne netteté.
Well done !

Nice capture Luc,
What a nice couple. well composed, good clear detail and colours. I like the water drops on the females beak.
Thanks for posting

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  • vero Silver Star Critiquer [C: 44 W: 8 N: 16] (342)
  • [2005-03-31 14:14]

Fêtent-t-ils leur noces d'or pour être vêtus aux couleurs d'or?
Joli couple de canards!

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-03-31 15:15]

Beautiful shot Luc. Perfect composition and sharpness of the lucky pair.

Nice capture, Luc, good DOF to get both within DOF range, good sharpness, too, and the droplet under the bill is an added bonus ;-)

Excellent capture on this pair. Beautiful color and detail.Excellent Work!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-03-31 18:02]

Hello Luc, nice pair of ducks-in-love. Cute capture and good composition. Very well done.

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