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Odd duck
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Copyright: ana ribeiro (ana974) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: FinePixHS10
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-07 19:33
Viewed: 5095
Points: 42
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Hello dear friends and visitors!
My vacations are over ( unfortunately!)but I will tray to don´t stop the game!Yeah!so last saturday I went to our local little zoo and I found this strange duck.Usually the ID of the animal is placed in a visible place, but I have not seen it this time.So I hope that somebody here could help this lovely creature to find its ID.
Well,hope you like my new pic!Thanks for visiting!
Big hug from,

PS: this duck was well identified by Steve Pryor (cukooroller) as Sarkidornis sylvicola.Thanks Steve! I appreciated it!
Description – Comb duck

The goose-like comb duck gets its common name from the large, fleshy, dark grey growth or ‘comb’ on the top of the male’s black beak, an unusual and distinctive structure which enlarges during the breeding season . Male comb ducks are large birds, with glossy blue-black or green-black upperparts, tail and wings, white underparts and pale grey or black flanks. The top of the head and back of the neck are black, and the rest of the head is white, speckled black, with yellow tinges on the sides and on the neck during the breeding season. Narrow black bands run along the sides of the upper breast. The comb duck’s legs and feet are dark grey, and the eyes dark brown. Females are much smaller than males, with less glossy plumage, less well-defined black breast bands, more speckling on the head, which lacks any yellowish tinge, and sometimes with brownish mottling on the underparts. Females may appear almost white, and also lack the male’s ‘comb’.Wikipedia

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very strange bird, in beautiful light a wonderful performance and presentation!
regards Ana

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  • aljy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 4 N: 42] (593)
  • [2012-02-08 2:00]

hello ana

very nice close up of MOOKU TARA(in tamil).
i hope ur camera working even ur vacation over! i seen ur all display with extra talant.
if u can use ur camera without rest tn friends will be more happy.so say only over vacation but never photography...! tfs

have a nice life


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-02-08 2:32]

Olá Ana,
Beautiful portrait of a duck ..
Well composed, nice colours and good details.
Best wishes,

Hi Ana,
This is an adult male Sarkidornis sylvicola (Comb Duck).

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2012-02-08 4:09]

Hello Ana,
What a strange duck you have captured such a nice portrait of here. The iridescent body feathers are amazing. Thank you for your fine work.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-02-08 4:33]

Hello Ana,
yes really odd. But it has special attraction. The colors, sharpness and shiny feathers.
really lovely.


Olá aNa!
Bem estranha esta criatura ;)! Belo close com excelentes cores e contraste. O controle de luz e a nitidez, muito bem. Só é pena terem terminado as férias.. :(..
Obrigado pelas visitas e partilhas

hello MF AR,
let me encourage you with words, "wonderful first attempt" to present an image of a strange creature like this Comb Duck...how beautiful it is without that odd lump ...but hey nature ..you know, after all I wont merry her !;)

hello Ana
very nice potret of this beauty duck
with great details
i like this head very much
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Ana.
Bellissimo primo piano di questa anatra con dei colori stupendi ,eccellente la nitidezza con notevoli particolari,bella la composizione,complimenti.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della composizione.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-08 11:12]

Hello Ana,
Very nice photo of this Comb Duck in beautiful saturated colours and excellent sharpness. Good DOF and contrasting background. It lives in tropical areas all over the world, even in your country.

Hi Ana,
really interesting photo of this bird. Amazing natural colours. Very interesting shapes on this bird.
Thanks for sharing,

Bonjour aNa

Un excellent portrait de ce canard exotique,
tu as géré ta caméra superbement pour obtenir
tous ces détails dans les ombres et les hautes
lumières du canard et tout comme les tons
moyen du background, TFS


Ciao Ana, great portrait of fantastic duck, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-02-08 13:33]

Hello Ana,
great visual impact in this beautiful image! Excellent sharpness and wonderful shades of colours; good control of the light.
Very well done!

Hi Ana,

Fabulous capture of this strange looking Duck, good sharpness with nice detail, splendid POV and lovely OOF BG, your exposure/white balance is somewhat off the mark here as the whites are a little burnt out, however a pleasant picture to view, great effort and very well done,
Best Regards,


Hello Ana,
A Beautiful capture of this strange looking duck. Splendid sharpness and details with wonderful colours my friend. Very good light balance (on the white part)and a good POV. Very well done Ana!
Best regards,

Impressive portrait Ana! Interesting subject, and great sharpness. The colours are fantastic!

Olá Ana,
Foto excelente! ... Realmente eloquente! .... Parabéns, Saudações!

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-02-25 8:13]

Olà querida Ana!
What a strange animal (new for me).
Excellent capture from a good POV and nice reflections on the bird's body.
Very good contrast against the water as BG.
Well composed:congratulations.
Ciao e um abraço. Vanda

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-03-19 5:39]

Bonjour Ana,
Ai manqué cette créature si spéciale..il y a de tout dans la nature. Une image lumineuse et belle et qui nous montre de près les traits si particuliers de ce canard et son magnifique plumage métallisé.
Bonne semaine

Hola Ana, que hermosa especie la de esta exótica ave, no la conocía, gracias por compartir...saludos.

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