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Red-Billed Teal

Red-Billed Teal
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Copyright: Bunyapon Kusolkrong (bungbing) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 516 W: 0 N: 1626] (7743)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VRII, UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-03 1:58
Viewed: 2634
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Anas erythrorhyncha (Red-billed teal)
The Red-billed teal is the most common duck in South Africa, and is also one of the most common ducks in southern Africa. It lives in inland wetlands, artificial or natural, breeding in temporary pans and dams. It is nomadic, rapidly locating new temporary pans and vleis, rarely moving more than 250 km. It feeds mainly on seeds, with smaller quantities of invertebrates. The female builds the nest, which is a shallow hole, filled with grass and leaves. It lays 5-16 eggs, which are incubated solely by the female, for 25-27 days. The chicks leave the nest for the water as soon as they are dry, with the family group breaking up after about 3 weeks of being together, although the chicks are only capable of flight at 56 days old.
Movements: Nomadic, rapidly locating new temporary pans and vleis. It rarely moves more than 250 km, although distances of 2190 km have been recorded. It usually leaves Botswana in the dry season, especially if Lake Ngami is dry. Flocks often move to temporary pans and vleis to breed.
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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-03 2:16]

Not only a magnificent duck takne whit the usual impressive sharpness,but a beautiful composition too,this lot of reflections on the water make a difference to create a very brilliant pic.I like it!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-03 2:25]

Hello Bungbing,
Excellent photo of this Red-billed Teal. Splendid colours and great sharpness. The colours on the water are also very beautiful. Excellent POV and composition.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-06-03 2:28]

Hello Bunyapon,
Very cute little duck swimming in a sea of colors..amazing all these reflections on the water. You have well seen the possibilities of the photographer to make an interesting picture. Well done.
Kind regards

Beautiful portrait of the duck with wonderful swirling background. regards yiannis

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-06-03 3:33]

Hi Bunyapon,
Excellent photo of this Red-Billed Teal, interesting species for me, TFS!Have a nice weekend!

Hello Bungbing

Very beautiful close-up photo of this duck,
with fine POV and the way it is framed on the image,
beautiful light, excellent focus sharpness
and details, beautiful eye-contact, TFS


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-06-03 4:36]

Hello Bungbing.
This is a pretty Red-billed teal. Lovely plumage colours. Captured very well with good light. Nice one! Thanks.Best regards Siggi

Hi Bunyapon,
What a wonderful front close up of this duck, I like to see them coming and not going. Nice eye contact and feather details. The water reflection is intersing as well. Is this a female or a male duck? I don't know anything about this species. Have a great day.

Hello Bunyapon
Beautiful bird and beautiful photo with excellent composition and good sharpness. The BG, the lighting and the colours are fantastic.

a beautiful species of bird with great colors and clarity. thanks for sharing.

Hi Bunyapon,
really nice portrait. Great point of view as usually. Amazing natural colours. Very nice reflections in water.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-06-03 9:08]

Hi Bunyapong,

The water and the reflections in it are wonderful. Very sharp and colorful photo.
Well done.


Hello Bungbing!
Wow! What a wonderful shot, my friend! Lovely colors and excellet sharpness.Amazing the reflections in the water !!! Terrific! TFS
Nice w-end!

PS: thanks for visiting my gallery!

Excellent capture with fantastic clarity, focus and splendid colours!!!

hello Bungbing
very nice picture with good details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Fenomenal trabajo Bunyapon y sacando además un buen partido a esa lente 55-300.
Destacaría el conjunto y la combuinación de colores del ave con los reflejos
del agua. Un gran trabajo !
Saludos y buen fin de semana: Josep Ignasi.

Ciao Bungbing, lovely duck with fantastic colors, fascinating reflections, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

very nice perspective, very nice subject and colourful picture, especially the background,

congratulations for the capture Buny !

ciao, tino

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-06-03 14:58]

Hello Bungbing,
A very beautiful image of this lovely duck on the water,great sharpness and excellent colors.Very good composition.TFS.

Hi Bunyapon,
Awesome color palette, very interesting textures and a great composition. Probably focus is a little soft, I mean the shutter speed wasn't fast enough to capture a fastly swimming bird without blurriness, but this is just a personal thought. Even a bit unsharp, pleasant to look at. Really.
Tfs, have a nice weekend, László

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-06-03 19:59]

Hello Bungbing,
What an eye catching image you have captured. The beautiful duck is definitely the center of attention, but the reflections in the water are simply awesome. The colors and intricate patterns are a sight in itself to behold. A top quality photo in all aspects!!

Bonjour Bungbing,
Si j'en juge par l'arrière plan la lumière me parait difficile à exploiter et la valorisation du sujet en est plus ardu.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Bungbing,

This is a superb photo, excellent sharpness and exposure, and the water surface is the perfect background.


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