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Wood Duck

Wood Duck
Photo Information
Copyright: Bill Houghton (poppygan59) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 344] (2516)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-02-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon D60, Canon EF300mm 4/L IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-09 11:03
Viewed: 2630
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The wood duck is one of the most beautiful of the North American ducks. In the early 1900s, the species was considered in danger of extinction throughout its range due to market shooting, habitat loss, and hunting seasons that extended into the breeding season. With the implementation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act in 1918 between the United States and Canada, market shooting was outlawed and judicious hunting season lengths and bag limits were instituted. These changes, together with the construction and placement of nest boxes during the last seven decades, have resulted in a dramatic comeback of wood duck populations.

Wood ducks are distributed throughout Connecticut, with the highest densities located in the northwest and northeast corners of the state.

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Hello Bill
Another impressive bird photo with good composition, wonderful colors and very good sharpness.

Hi Bill,

A beautiful duck, taken with excellent focus and detail. Like the low pov and the plain bg.
TFS regards Bill.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-09 11:53]

Hello Bill,
Excellent photo of this Wood Duck in well saturated colours. Only a bit heavy in the shadow parts. Fine sharpness and composition. Taken from a very good low POV.

very nice and artistic, almost like a painting, TFS Ori

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-07-09 13:04]

Hello Bill.
Amazing colors and exposure. Razor sharp focus with excellent details. Nice POV and exceptional clean and crisp image.Best regards Siggi

He doesn't look REAL! wow, exceptional portrait! He really did brighten up this lawn!! lol

Hello Bill,
great capture of this duck with good sharpness and beautiful colours. I especially like your well chosen low POV.
Best wishes,

Hello Bill
Lovely capture of this wonderful duck.Great low POV,onderful colours and great sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good week!
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-09 16:01]

Hi Bill,it's really a great beauty this wood duck! A magnificent capture whit the best details and colors and a very nice and little funny pose,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Bill
Perfect light and background for this beautiful duck. Excellent detail and focus.
Its wonderful to see this amazing species.
regards yiannis

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