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Common Shelduck

Common Shelduck
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-29 7:43
Viewed: 2361
Points: 28
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) is a widespread and common duck of the Genus Tadorna.
The gooselike Common Shelduck is a striking bird with its red bill, white and chestnut body, dark green head and neck. Sexes are similar, but the female is duller. The male has a swollen red bill knob in the breeding season.
The call is a loud honk.
This is a bird which breeds in temperate Eurasia. Most populations migrate to subtropical areas in winter, but this species is largely resident in westernmost Europe, apart from movements to favoured moulting grounds, such as the Wadden Sea on the north German coast.
The Common Shelduck is common around the coastline of Great Britain (where it is simply known as Shelduck), where it frequents salt marshes and estuaries.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-29 7:50]

Hello Razvan,
Beautiful photo of this Common Shelduck. Good natural colours and sharpness. Very nice DOF and composition.

Buna Razvan,
Foarte frumos acest califar alb surprins cu detalii excelente, culori placute intr-o postura buna. Am vazut si eu aceasta specie ajunsa cred intamplator prin mijlocul tarii insa n-am reusit un cadru atat de bun.
Numai bine,

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2010-08-29 7:56]

Nice shot of this duck -- excellent color and lighting. Gary

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-29 8:05]

Hello Razvan,
A very nice capture of a male Shellduck in a fine pose on a rock in the water. The lateral POV shows its features with fine sharpness and colours that contrast well against the water BG.
Thanks and have a good week,

hello Neighbour Razvan
beautiful coloured pose of this beautiful duck
great sharpness and good details
greeting lou

Buna Razvan,
Excelenta imagine, cu detalii foarte bune si focus perfect.
Eu inca nu am intalnit aceasta rata in zona la mine. Culorile sunt frumoase.
Numai bine! Marius.

Hello Razvan,
Nice capture of this beautiful Shelduck, quite shy. Beautiful composition. Good evening,

Ciao Razvan. Anotehr interesting specie captured in brigh colours and very good contrast. TFS.


Buna Razvan
what a nice capture of pretty Common Shelduck on rock above water. sharp details, light using and white balance great. coloration and POV/DOF superb. nicely composed and presented. thanks for sahring. have a good night

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-08-29 21:51]

Hi Razvan.
Pictured by you duck is very nice and you have reflected its colouration precisely. Exposure of the image is spot on. I also like great composition of the shot and exact DOF. TFS and best regards.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-08-30 5:31]

Hi Razvan
Nice capture.Good POV and nice pose from the Shelduck.Colors are also very nice
TFS Michel

Hi Razvan,
A lovely capture of this beautiful Shelduck. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Beautiful sharp details, my friend Razvan.
I like the exposure you've chosen and the way the water frames the Bird.

Shelduck is a very comely bird and you have captured it very beautifully on a shapely rock amid water, Razvan.
From this POV, the colours on the plumage look enchanting.
Thanks and regards.

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