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Juvenile Wood Duck

Juvenile Wood Duck
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-12-17 12:24
Viewed: 1245
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, another photo from my archives.

1/800s f/5.6 ISO1000 85mm (35mm eq:127mm).


The Wood Duck is one of the most stunningly pretty
of all waterfowl. Males are iridescent chestnut and green,
with ornate patterns on nearly every feather; the elegant
females have a distinctive profile and delicate white pattern
around the eye. These birds live in wooded swamps,
where they nest in holes in trees or in nest boxes put
up around lake margins. They are one of the few duck
species equipped with strong claws that can grip bark
and perch on branches.



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-12-17 15:01]

Hi Asbed,what a great sharpness despite the distance,a beautiful memory from your archive! And the colors too of this young duck are magnificent and very bright.Great capture showing us the natural habitat too,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi, Asbed. This is a beautiful profile portrait of the duck standing on a log and about to jump in the pond. Lovely colors and in fact the duck in my opinion have the most beautiful colors. Well composed and presented. Thanks for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-12-18 6:47]

Hello Asbed,
Beautiful photo of this duck in excellent sharpness, details and a fine composition. The colors are a bit over saturated, I think. But a beautiful presentation.
Enjoy the weekend,

Hello Asbed,

I though it's a Mallard Duck! Well captured in its natural habitat. Water looks alive.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Asbed, lovely composition with nice duck, fascinatng reflections, fine details, wonderful colors, beautiful light and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-12-19 7:19]

Salut Asbed,
Great Capture....!
Good composition, fantastic lighting, colors and very good sharpness.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Asbet
A lovely capture of the colourful Wood Duck. Nicely composed on the log and colourful pond. I love his great big eyes. Season's Greetings.
TFS Janice.

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