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Knob-Billed Duck[Female]

Knob-Billed Duck[Female]
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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: 2011-10-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VRII, UV Filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-28 2:41
Viewed: 2422
Points: 44
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Knob-Billed Duck
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Knob-billed Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos), or Comb Duck, is an unusual, pan-tropical duck, found in tropical wetlands in sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar and south Asia from Pakistan to Laos and extreme southern China. It also occurs in continental South America south to the Paraguay River region in eastern Paraguay, southeastern Brazil and the extreme northeast of Argentina and as a vagrant on Trinidad.

It is the only known species of the genus Sarkidiornis. The supposed extinct "Mauritian Comb Duck" is based on misidentified remains of the Mauritian Shelduck (Alopochen mauritianus); this was realized as early as 1897 but the mistaken identity can still occasionally be found in recent sources.
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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-28 2:44]

This is a great beauty! What a unusual duck,i never seen before! And your perfect pis is the best way to discover this specie,magnificent pic whit a perfect light balance,sharpness and colors and magic reflections too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-10-28 2:50]

Hello Bungbing,
A photo of this duck in great clarity and very beautiful colours. It contrasts splendid against the dark water. Excellent sharpness, details, POV and a pleasing pose.

great pose, TFS Ori

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-10-28 5:09]

Hello Bungbing,
A great capture of the female Knobb-billed duck.
I like the contrast with the dark water BG and the sharpness, natural colours, lighting, POV and composition add to the attraction of this image.
Thanks and I wish you and Paul a good weekend,

Ciao Bunyapon. Great shot for th Duck in dynamic pose. Amazing reflecions and fantastic colours.


A fantastic photo of a beautiful bird. Lovely metalic colours on the feathers contrasting nicely with the whte body. Excellent pose.
regards yiannis

Hi Bunyapon,
very nice photo of this duck. Great point of view. Amazing colours. Excellent sharpness and details.
Have a nice weekend,

Hallo Bungbing
I have never had the oppertunity to capture one of these ducks with its beautiful arrangement of colours in its plumage. It is truly a lovely waterbird and you have captured it beautifully, showing all the markings on its face just so well. I like the point of view and your composition is also pleasant. The natural sunlight in the image brings out all the colours to the best. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hallo Bunyapon,
a very good capture of this duck, fine details, marvellous colours with splendid reflections, excellentlow point of view and composition
Best regards

Hello Bunyapon,
fine capture of this lovely duck with splendid light and beautiful colours. I also like the good sharpness and the nice reflections.
Best wishes,

Great photo Bungbing! Very good composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness!

Hi Bunyapon,
A great colored shot of this duck,well captured with nice colors and details,well done

hello Bingbing
great sharpness and good details
the colours are very good and nice pose to see this duck very good
thanks greeting lou

Hi Bungbing,
A Beautiful Duck captured with superb sharpness/detail and colours. Great. Enjoy the rest of your evening.

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-10-28 10:41]

Bonjour Bungbing,
Une photo de ce canard dans une belle lumière et des couleurs très belles.
Le reflet est très net dans cet eau sombre.

Hello Bungbing,
Another excellent image. Lovely natural colors and perfect focus.
The clarity, light, exposure and sharpness are superb.
It is a wonderful capture from close range with impressive details.
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Bungbing, great capture of lovely duck, wonderful colors, fascinating reflections, fine details and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-10-29 8:28]

Hello Bunyapon,
splendid image of this duck in a fantastic position!
Great sharpness and detail, beautiful reflections and colours.Very well done!
Thanks for sharing

Hello Bunyapon,
Amazing species, I look firstly timme this one.
Thanks for this share.
Have a good week.

Hello Bunyapon,
Interesting capture taken from a good low POV with excellent sharpness, great details and lovely colours. Well done!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-11-01 11:18]

Hi Bunyapon.
What a cute and unknown for me species and amazing shot. Superb timing, precise exposure, impressive colour reproduction and perfect sharpness. I also am impressive with combination of bright main subject and pleasant damped up BG. Well done and TFS.

Bonjour Bungbing,
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans une belle lumière et sous une bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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