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LOUD duck!

LOUD duck!
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Copyright: Kiran K V (sunkirana) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 29 N: 199] (1143)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha 100, Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Telephoto Zoom
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Anatidae photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-30 10:08
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was shot in Lingambudi kere(Lake) in Mysore. A group of Spot-billeds were loafing around when this one decided to take flight,too shouting loud. Very nice cute creatures. One would like them for their colour beauty and innocence at the veru first sight.

Spot-billed Duck (Anas poecilorhyncha), also called Grey Duck, is a common breeding resident. Locally called Garm Pai or Gugral, this bird is found in the wetlands of India.

Identification: Large dark brown duck with scaly-pattern plumage. Bill is black with yellow, orange spot on the base of bill. Size: 60 cm

Habits: Found all over India in wetlands, freshwater vegetation covered jheels(Lakes) and reservoirs etc. with extensive emergent vegetation. This bird is sociable, often found in pairs. Female duck with chicks is a common site during breeding season. It breeds from July to September.

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Very nice flight shot Kiran !
There is something special about flight shots as they always show birds in a way that the human eye cannot capture. I love the depth perception between the duck and the forest in the background. Very nicely done.

Happy New Year,


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  • prfry Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 30 W: 8 N: 15] (84)
  • [2007-12-30 12:12]

Wonderful action shot, I can imagine how loud that duck must have been! I love the expression you have captured on its face - straining really hard to shout and make their point heard! The textures and colours displayed on the duck itself are very beautiful. Good sunlight on the bird giving a feeling of warmth and the cool blue and green tones of the background are a good balance. Well done and happy new year!

fantastic capture, TFS Ori

Hello Kiran,
Very nice in flight shot, good composition,nice dof and very pretty colors.


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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2007-12-30 16:12]

Hi Kiran

What a great shot of this duck! I really like his pose. Nice lighting on the bird, and great sharpness. Beautifull yellow spot on his beak, and i like the little drops of water falling from his feet.
Nice blurry background.

i wish you all the best for the next year! Keep anjoying the nature!



great shot.wonderful colors
happy new year

hello Kiran

superb inflight shot of this duck, everything in your photo is perfect,
the way the wings are open, excellent details on the duck,
i like that light who is putting in evidence the duck from
his background, i like the pov and framing of the image,
i even can listen the couang of the duck, TFS


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-12-30 18:40]

Hola Kiran.- Bella foto de este Pato en pleno vuelo. Exelente claridad y hermosos colores.
saludos Luis52.

hi kiran,
good shot of this flying duck. good sharpness and dof. tfs.

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