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Duck of 2 heads

Duck of 2 heads
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Copyright: Ricardo A Palonsky (RAP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Aquatic Birds - Aves Acuáticas [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-08-04 4:50
Viewed: 4901
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
The Picazo Duck (Netta peposaca) means in guarani showy wings.

Characteristics: Head and neck brown very blackish, white beard. Back blackish brown with greenish reflections. Pink red tip with pitch black, a great one caruncle in the base of the tip pink red color; red iris; legs yellow ocher.
Female has the head and I strain sure rusty brown beard and white throat, dark rusty brown back previous. Dark bluish gray tip; brown rainbow; legs gray olive. Nidify from Mendoza, The south of Santiago del Estero, until north of Rio Negro; in winter migrates towards the north arriving until the Paraguay and south of Brazil.

Habits: It frequents marsh and lagoons of open waters and little deep.
It is fed much more on the surface of the water that of the bottom; mainly it eats aquatic plants. It rather has short wings in proportion to his great body, and in order to raise flight it must cart a stretch on the water.

Once in the air it flies well and quickly. Nothing and is plunged well, but in earth he is quite clumsy to walk.
In winter it is congregated in flocks of up to one hundred individuals and sometimes of thousands, it stops to carry out local displacements or limited migrations, flying to enough height and in form of V.
Its very quiet; the single male pronounces a smooth quack in spring, hardly perceivable.

The male lacks eclipse plumage, which does that the beauty of its colorful one can appreciate year throughout.
It is a duck easy to raise in captivity, because he is enough peasant and bellwether and do not offer difficulties for the feeding. Very he is appreciated by his appetizing meat.

It nests of October to December, in very a well build nest, high and deep, with formed affluent rate of featherbed.
It installs in the ground to borders of lagoons or marshland, protect by the plants aquatic or between the grass. The eggs are of greenish color or yellowish cream; they put 12 eggs that incubate during 26 days.
(Trans. of Babel Fish)

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  • orme Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 56] (188)
  • [2004-08-04 5:18]

Excellent shot, Ricardo. The reflection is perfect. I like the stillness of the water. Beautiful colours on its head and beak.

I like your Duck Ricardo,
Very good shot and indeed the reflection is very nice, good colours too, very good note, Great job

I like the duck and the reflection.
Nice color and good sharpness.
Great note

Love the reflection. Nice detail and colours. Good work. Thanx for sharing. Nice detailed note too.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-08-04 11:11]

Very nice capture. I like the red eye that shines out of the dark head. Excellent DOF and content

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2004-08-04 13:56]

Nice shot, Ricardo.
The details are very good, and the water reflexion is great.

Wow, Ricardo, this is a very nice one. The details and colors of the duck's plumage are so well rendered, and at the same time the water surface looks wonderfully slick and smooth. Of course the reflection is a major asset for your composition. Well done.

Hi Ricardo
These Rosy-billed Pochards - Netta peposaca –are beautiful ducks, thanks for posting. I would be inclined to give it just a little breathing space top, and a bit more right. Sorry I cannot do a WS, I am still 4 behind from yesterday.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-08-04 16:19]
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Nice duck, it's a first time see for me. I love his lazy looking red eye (wasn't from the flash was it? ;-)) and pink beak. Excellent detail in the bird and reflection. I agree with Callie that there should be some more head room. Well done Ricardo.

Nice photo. Good composition and nice colour. I like the shadow. Congrats

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  • Yod (9)
  • [2004-08-08 21:31]

It´s such a great picture as far as composition,color focus and everything else about good picture rules goes.Amazing how we can see the texture of the feathers.Yod

First I need to say how great it is to have found this forum. There a duck photos and then there are "Rap" duck photos!. The detail, colors and reflection all combine to make your photo a great one. About the only thing I can critique is the water..Tell them they need to clean it up a bit!!

very very nice, I would try to decrease the yellow, maybe it will be even better. greetings, Ori

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