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American Black Duck

American Black Duck
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-05-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-07-18 19:53
Viewed: 1502
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, the American Black Duck.

1/1250s f/5.6 ISO1000 85mm (35mm eq:127mm).


« The American Black Duck hides in plain sight in shallow
wetlands of eastern North America. They often flock with
the ubiquitous Mallard, where they look quite similar to
female Mallards. But take a second look through a group
of brown ducks to notice the dark chocolate-brown flanks,
pale grayish face, and olive-yellow bill of an American Black Duck.

Numbers of this shy but common duck declined sharply
in the mid-twentieth century. Hunting restrictions have
helped to stabilize their numbers, although habitat loss
remains a problem. »



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Hello Asbed,
A wonderful image with a nice specie. Excellent shot from a perfect POV. Stunning details (tiny water drops around the Duck).

Bonjour Asbed,

Tu as bien capturé les ondes sur l'eau. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du Canard Noir. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne journée.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-07-19 4:34]

Hi Asbed,fantastic timing to take the duck in a position like an angel,and what a sharpness,absolutely perfect!! Have a nice day and thank,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-07-19 6:46]

Hello Asbed,
Excellent photo of this Black Duck. Perfect timing, good sharpness and beautiful natural colors. Taken from a nice low POV with a fine DOF.

Ciao Asbed, great capture of lovely duck in fantastic pose, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-07-19 21:32]

Hello Asbed,
What a neat pose of this beautiful Black Duck, reminds me of an orchestra conductor. Outstanding detail and clarity. Colors are rich and natural, quite impressive!!

Hello Asbed,
Well captured this proud Black Duck. Very nice pose and like your chosen composition. Ripples on water surface added an attractive look. Well details and color.
Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE,

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2016-07-21 17:13]

Hi Asbed
This is an amazing catch of this duck.
Great timing and nice plumage.


Hi Asbed,
Great timing and shutter sped to freeze not only the motion of the mallard, but of the ring ripples also. Very spectacular pose also, and simple yet effective composition with the duck's looking into the frame. Excellent photo, congratulations!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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