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Female Goldeneye

Female Goldeneye
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Copyright: Josh Crozier (Humanist) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 11 N: 145] (541)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alex99 favorite shots [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-21 21:18
Viewed: 4135
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A female common goldeneye duck. The golden eye makes a funny whisteling sound as it flies that is quite commical. Combined with their odd mating habits, this is one funny bird!

I have found the female goldeneyes much more tolerant of humans. Although neither were exactly tame, after sitting still for a while, the female would approach with 3-4 meters where the male kept back to 5-6 meters.

PP: Processed from RAW for sharpness, added slight contrast, resized and resharpened for the web.

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great pic! TFS Ori

I like details on this photo and this small drop of water on its bill. It is only a shame that 'golden eye' is so white on this picture.

Greetings from Poland, Piotr

Hello Josh,
Very good low pov and closeness here!
the exposure and focus is spot on with perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details in the shot
well done
best regards

Hi Josh,
the low POV and the good DOF are really great.
Very good sharpness with a lot of details.
and the colours are lovely.
Well done.

Beautiful shot of this lovely small duck Josh.
Superb sharpness and exposure.
Great feather details.
The light, clarity and colors are most wonderful.
Excellent work.TFS!!!

Best regards and I do wish you and yours a very Happy Easter weekend.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-03-22 6:40]

Hi Josh,
I liked your POV, the clarity, lighting, focus, sharpness, details and the composition. TFS
Best wishes,

Hello Josh,
Great capture, fantastic sharpness and nice depth of field, very beautiful colors, superb details and nice contrast, very good point of view.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-27 11:15]

Hi Josh.
What a brilliant picture of the amazing bird at wonderful surroundings. Al is fantastic rich bright colours, razor sharpness and terrific details , impressive waves in front and around the duck. Bravo and best regards.

Hi Josh,
this is also great capture of goldeneye. You got closer very well and captured wonderful. Plumage details excellent with great sharpness. POV and coloration great. Thanks for sharing this beauty. best wishes

Hi Josh,
what a pretty girl you grace TN with in this beautiful photo of Ms goldeneye,she is lovely.This photo has a great point of view and you are so lucky to have got so close as the details are superb,I can see that black tip to her bill very well and the colour really pops!Thanks for sharing this little lady as she really is wonderful,I wish I could get so close. Bob

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