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Copyright: monique voorn schulz (movoschu) (178)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-25
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-08-10 2:16
Viewed: 947
Points: 14
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SIZE: 50 - 71 cm
80 - 108 wingspan
male: black and white plumage,green neck
female: brown
FOOD: shelfish, pearlwinkles, small crabs,
sometimes starfish or fish
DUTCH STAT. nesting bird, winterguest
HABITAT: sea, mud flats
REPRODUCT.: 3 years, 4-6 eggs
LIVE SPAN: 18 years (maximum record 35,5 years)
SPECIAL NAT.eider creche, females help each other
with the young

The eider duck first started to nest in the Netherlands in the beginning of the 20th century.
their nesting territory has been spreiding south for two centuries now, without them deserting the northern nestinggrounds.
Thanks to the decline in eider hunting this expansion has been possible.

information: Ecomare

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-08-10 2:25]

Hello Monique,
that's a beautiful couple, I love them very much. Excellent sharpness and brilliant colours, very well done.Regards Sigi

Excellent capture of this pair of Eider Ducks, Monique.
The low dorsal POV offers a fine view of their plumage.
The OOF water makes an apt background.

Ciao Monique, lovely composition with nice couple, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-08-10 10:10]

Hallo Monique,
Ja, een groot verschil in verenkleed tussen de mannetjes en de vrouwtjes.
Dank voor het commentaar op mijn foto. Ook in Avifauna in Alphen a. d. Rijn hebben ze paartjes van deze soort. Maar het liefst zien we ze natuurlijk in het wild. Ik heb ze ook een keer bij de veerboot naar Texel in Den Helder gezien.
Uitstekende foto met een pose van beide eenden kijkend naar de fotograaf.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-08-11 11:58]

H Monique,very nice pair of ducks taken in a funny position,very good choice of point of view and spectacular plumage details and colors,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Una composición de gran equilibrio con gran detalle y nitidez en la descripción del plumaje de estos hermosos eider ducks.
Felicitaciones, Monique, y bienvenida a Treknature!

Hernán Bortondello

What a peaceful couple. The background of water is lovely. The sharpness is just right for the details and vermiculations of these female Eiders.

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