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hungry duck for snow or fish?

hungry duck for snow or fish?
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Copyright: Anna Ho (imageme) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 0 N: 77] (1004)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-07
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-04-12 11:23
Viewed: 1207
Points: 13
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This duck is eating the snow rather than fishing in the water. I do not know this duck is a male or female. If it is a female then she has no photogenic look because she has no brilliant of the plumage on her. I post this image to show you that Spring is here and the river starts running freely again. Thank for viewing

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From its size it looks like a MALE.
In Ontario, am assuming you live in Ontario or Quebec, this species abounds.
In Alberta we do have them; but, not in such abundance.
Here is one I registered many, many moons ago. This one, because of its size, appears to be a FEMALE.
Best regards from Mario.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6548 W: 89 N: 15638] (65411)
  • [2014-04-12 15:54]

Hi Anna,a funny title for a nice capture of this duck in this curious position,excellent exposure of the difficult body on this white and sunny carpet,good detail too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Anna

This bird it is the Canada Goose, nice photo with fine POV and DOF,
with your Canon EOS 7D you could easily shoot at higher ISO than ISO200
in difficult light situation like on this photo, I am sure higher ISO like ISO800
in that difficult light situation would help you to obtain a better photo,
also what could you help for a better photo is doing the focus on the
bird's head and eye for obtaining better sharpness, because here on
your photo it is the snow that is more sharp than the bird's head, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 281 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-04-12 20:06]

Hello Anna,
From the looks of this Canada goose it appears to be quite healthy. It is plump and in good shape and I assume eager for spring to get into full swing.
We have many of these geese here in Ohio which have actually become a bit of a nuisance. Many don't migrate south like they used to years ago. They now frequent our parks and neighborhoods year round eating much of the green grasses. They are eating machines while deficating everywhere they go.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-04-13 3:02]

Hello Anna,
This is not a duck but a Canada Goose.
I fully agree with the recommendations of Asbed (CelticRanger) about the technical aspects of the photo.
It eats lots of grasses and produces a lot of shit. Therefore they are a pest for the farmers here in Holland.

Ciao Anna, great capture of lovely Duck in the snow, nice pose, excellent sharpness, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Anna
very nice shot of this Goose with good details and nice composition
thanks gr lou

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