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Rosy-billed Pochard

Rosy-billed Pochard
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Copyright: Ricardo A Palonsky (RAP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Red Eyed Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-25 4:06
Viewed: 5272
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Rosy-billed Pochard or Picazo Duck (Netta peposaca)

Another imagen of Picazo Duck means in Guarani showy wings.

Characteristics: Head and neck brown very blackish, white beard.
Back blackish brown with greenish reflections.
Pink red tip with pitch black, a great one caruncle in the base of the tip pink red color; red iris; legs yellow ocher.
Female has the head and I strain sure rusty brown beard and white throat, dark rusty brown back previous.
Dark bluish gray tip; brown rainbow; legs gray olive.
Nidify from Mendoza, The south of Santiago del Estero, until north of Rio Negro; in winter migrates towards the north arriving until the Paraguay and south of Brazil.

Habits: It frequents marsh and lagoons of open waters and little deep.
It is fed much more on the surface of the water that of the bottom; mainly it eats aquatic plants.
It rather has short wings in proportion to his great body, and in order to raise flight it must cart a stretch on the water.

Once in the air it flies well and quickly. Nothing and is plunged well, but in earth he is quite clumsy to walk.
In winter it is congregated in flocks of up to one hundred individuals and sometimes of thousands, it stops to carry out local displacements or limited migrations, flying to enough height and in form of V.
Its very quiet; the single male pronounces a smooth quack in spring, hardly perceivable.

The male lacks eclipse plumage, which does that the beauty of its colorful one can appreciate year throughout.
It is a duck easy to raise in captivity, because he is enough peasant and bellwether and do not offer difficulties for the feeding. Very he is appreciated by his appetizing meat.

It nests of October to December, in very a well build nest, high and deep, with formed affluent rate of featherbed.
It installs in the ground to borders of lagoons or marshland, protect by the plants aquatic or between the grass.
The eggs are of greenish color or yellowish cream; they put 12 eggs that incubate during 26 days.

(Trans. of Babel Fish)

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Hi Ricardo.
Strange fly ;-) No it's a duck !
Very vive and good details , good pose and nice reflection.
IMO I want little more space to the left.
Great note as always.
excelent work.

This is just an excellent shot Ricardo, your best so far in my opinion. There is nothing to critique, its nearly perfect. As ellis49 says, maybe just a bit more space on the left. Well done.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2004-11-25 6:31]

I agree, it is very good, unusual pose. I like reflection on the water and detail on wings. Very good job.

Excellent capture with a great pose Ricardo! Nice details and a POV that has shown its reflection very well. Like your frame choice also. Well done!

Good pose details and reflection, it could have been good to leave a bit more space in front.
Well done

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-11-25 9:59]
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Interesante composición. Me gusta la actitud y la claridad de su sujeto.
Trabajo muy bueno, Ricardo.
¡ A mañana para el centésimo!

Intéressante composition. J'aime l'attitude et la clarté de votre sujet.
Très bon travail, Ricardo.
À demain pour la centième!

Interesting composition. I like the attitude and the light of your subject.
Very good work, Ricardo.
In tomorrow for the hundredth!

Ricardo, entiendo perfectamente el porque de lo ajustado de tu imagen, esos detalles y esos reflejos no se podían perder, sería un delito, asi que la presentación vertical y ajustada esta justificada en este caso. Los reflejos violetas de las plumas negras me llaman la atención+, pero lo que me fascina son los tres ojos y dos picos que salen en el reflejo, tuve que mirar dos veces. Un abrazo, Felipe.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2004-11-25 12:21]

Very nice capture. I like the double silhouette as well as the serenity and pose. Good job Ricardo

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-11-25 12:44]

Hi Ricardo
Good to see another shot of this beautiful duck, nice pose with the neck all bent, great colours an a nice reflection - call him old three-eyes.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-11-25 16:09]

Hi Ricardo, it's not a duck I am familiar with, I don't recall seeing it before. Very nice picture. I also think a little space to the left would do it good. Very good work.

The duck is very well seen the colour and sharpness are extremly fine. it could do with a fraction more space on left side of the picture.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-11-25 21:09]

A nice capture and its a duck that I havent seen before.
Good detail and colours,especially the purple colouring of its neck.
Good work and a great note.
Well done.

Ricardo, agudeza e um ótimo reflexo na água. Gostei muito de sua apresentação: fiquei com a deliciosa impressão de que o animal está tentando encostar seu bico no canto da moldura.

Muito bom.


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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-11-26 1:52]

It is nice when you start to recognize each others techniques. Before even reading who it was from I recognized your style and good work.

You managed to get excellent results on the blacks and still have excellent exposure on the rest as well.

Very well done.

What a nice and detailed bird. I like the reflection too. Well done.

Incredibly sharp shot, specially considering your equipment. A lttle more space to the left would have been good.

Hi Ricardo

This is a lovely portrait. The Rosy-billed Pochard looks like he is snubbing you with his nose in the air. Nice exposure too. Thank you!

Hello Ricardo,
A funny pose from your subject!
Impressive details in the plumage, the feathers are perfectly captured...
The silky soft surface of the water enhances the subject, and the good light gives great colours!
Pablo -

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