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Copyright: Maurizio Cuzzolin (maurizio50) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 137 W: 8 N: 31] (819)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Eos 1D MK III, Canon EF500/4L IS + Extndr 2x, Digital
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-10 16:21
Viewed: 5051
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This bird is a shelduck (tadorna tadorna)
Medium sized, goose like duck with boldly patter plumage. Body plump, neck, head and legs rather long. The male adult: Bright red bill with prominent knob, especially when breeding. Breeds along seashores, at larger lakes and rivers, preferring open, unvegetated areas. Migratory in N and E. Nest in burrow, rarely in tree-hole or under building.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-05-10 16:35]

Hi Maurizio,
What a brilliant light! Extreme sharpness, very good composition and all a beautiful bird. Good job!
José M.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-05-10 17:04]

Hi Maurizio,

Great POV and very nice contrasting colours.
I like this duck!


Hi Maurizio,
Good details, POV, and fresh colours. You succeeded to portrait this duck in a characteristic pose. Like the reflection in the water.
We come across them frequently in some parts of the Netherlands too, very nice birds.
Well done Maurizio.
Regards, Ruud

Great shot Maurizio! Sharp shot with nice pov. I like the mirroring effect in this photo. I espcially like the effect of the duck's bill going into the water crossing the line between the "realness" of the bird above the reflection and the "illusionariness" of the reflected bird. You also managed to get great DOF so that the whole Shelduck is in focus. Very nice capture and TFS. PS- do you find autofocus to be much slower when using the 2x extender?

The bird in this photo really stands on the water. It is a very sharp image of the bird.
Nice capture, regards

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  • MojoUK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 7 N: 328] (1479)
  • [2006-05-10 19:27]

Great composition, lovely quality of light and nice reflection. TFS.

Hello Maurizio

usually ducks are the best birds for their posing, they are intresting, and you took him exacly on time. your shot is lovley, with nice POV and DOF.
i like it.

thanks 4 sharing

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-05-10 22:06]

Hi Maurizio
Great shot. Good colours, details, sharpns and great POV.
well done


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-05-10 22:29]

These ducks are quite attractive. The reflections are good, but the sharpness and colours of the bird are even better. Good catch of it drinking water too, TFS Maurizio, it is well done.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-05-11 2:19]

An interesting and unusual POV of this shelduck, Maurizio.
There is a bit of OE on the whites, but sharp details and great colors. Reflection is nicely captured. TFS. : )

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-11 3:55]

Hello Maurizio!
Funny capture.I liked POV,details,reflections on water and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

Perfect capture. Can't hardly think about anything that could be better (Maybe if the shelduck would have been more to the left ...).

era proprio bello putito lo specchio!!
Ti era scappata anche questa? Bellissima (grande l'occhio).

Bonjour Maurizio
Très belle composition avec ce bel oiseau.Les couleurs ,les détails et la présentation tout est parfait.On peut voir la lumière dans son oeil .

Bravo et merci....JP

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-05-11 6:20]

Hi Maurizio,
What a cute shot, I like the POV, Colours and sharpness.

Hi Maurizio
Great capture and reflection

Hi Maurizio,
An excellent composition in the vertical, very nice reflection seen. Sharp detail, with very nice color, DOF, and a great POV.
Exposure was handled well also.
Lovely job and TFS!


A well composed pic, showing the full reflection. I like the POV, detail and colours too. TFS,

Hi Maurizio, bella photo, Goodreflection and excelent colouresof this duck. Good notice about it

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