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Anas Platyrhyncho 1

Anas Platyrhyncho 1
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Copyright: Ricardo Tames Vargas (RII) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-F828, Carl Zeiss T* 28-200, Kenko Skylight 1-A
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 40-49 points, 50-60 Puntos (chapter 6) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-26 3:25
Viewed: 6750
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Anas Platyrhyncho

Kindom : Animalia
Philo : Chordata
Class : Birds
Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Scientific Name : Anas Platyrhynchos Linnaeus, 1758

Diagnostic Description: It measures 61 cm. and weight 1,1 kgs. It is a great and robust migratory duck of legs color orange. The male adult is of green, separated bright head of the brown chest by a thin white ring. The body is mainly gray pale and the tip is yellow. The female is speckled and flaking with anteado and blackish coffee, with the black tip and orange. Anas clypeata have the great tip much more, a bluish gray spot in the wing and a greenish mirror.

Habitat: Evidently he was more feasible to find it in fresh water pools and marshes.

Feeding: The food is mainly fed when taking from the surface or to turn to sink the head and to aim upwards with the tail; it consumes vegetal material and few aquatic invertebrates.

Distribution: They reproduce from Alaska and the north of Canada to the E.U.A south. They hibernate towards the south until the central part of Mexico; at the moment it is rare that it descends more to the south. In the past and rare form (although regularly) one extended until Panama. Its disappearance in probably reflected Centroamerica the changes in the agricultural practices, as well as the increase, in this century, of abundant habitats for invernación in the E.U.A south. and Mexico. It is of ample distribution in the Old World.

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great detail, Composition, POV and Bg shown in your pic. TFS,

Hello Ricardo,
Very nice portrait.POV,colors,BG and framing are perfect.
Thanks for sharing.

Hola Ricardo,
Superb macro-picture of a duck head. Colors are excellent. Greatly captured. Nice shot.

Ben Lakitan

Hello Ricardo,
Well composed and clearly seen. Great pov and dof. Very well done and TFS.

Hi Ricardo,
Another fine profile portrait of a happy bird!
Superb details and good strong colours, ducky is well framed in a fine compositio...
Well done!
Pablo -

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-07-26 7:12]
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Hello Ricardo, it's a nice pose but there is quite a bit of overexposure here, mainly on the neck and beak. The lighting is quite harsh too. I like the slightly open beak. Well done.

*I've turned off my points, I cannot recieve and I cannot give. I'm sorry for the latter*

Hi Ricardo,
A difficult shot in the harsh light, but you did a good job. Some OE in the white plumage of the neck caused loss of detail. The colors and detail look excellent otherwise. Nice portrait shot.

Hello Ricardo, excllent colors, bg, POV DOF perfect details, very crisp, excllent work, TFs Kyle

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-07-26 8:05]
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Hello Ricardo,
very nice portrait. POV, sharpness and details are very good.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-26 10:26]
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Hola Ricardo,
Un retrato perfecto de este pato de aspecto tan simpático. Una gran composición para una pose muy atractiva.
Un saludo, José M.

a fantastic head, Ricardo,
a fgantastic pov and good details on it, very nice and funny shot, well done.
gr. jaap

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-07-26 11:31]
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Great portrait of this duck.
Great color, DOF, sharpness and BG


Good portrait Ricardo,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting looks a bit harsh and the whites are over exposed. DOF is spot on and the POV is good.
Well composed and nicely framed.
Thanks for posting, have a great week

Hi Ricardo
Belle presentation ,les couleurs et la nettetée sont très bonnes, belle composition
J'apprecie ce beau portrait.
au revoir et merci....JP

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-07-26 12:57]
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Hi Ricardo,
Great Mallard close-up.
Nice pov,dof,blurred bg,colors and expression.TFS

Hi Ricardo,
Great portrait! Very clear details and beautiful colours.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-07-26 23:20]
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Ricardo. Exelente foto, grandes detalles de este Pato,me agradan los colores. Luis. Tu nota muy buena como siempre.

Hello Ricardo,
Sharp detail, and a well framed profile closeup. Nicely blurred BG, good DOF as well. Just a bit OE.
Well done and TFS!

hi ricardo
le soleil nous revele quelques reflets vert dans le plumage.
bonne exposition et netteté.

Wow Ricardo your bird shots are all amazing ! This one makes no exception, it's a great portrait ! Details, colors, composition, POV and DOF are excellent. The whites are a bit overexposed, but not a big problem for me, still an excellent shot !

Hi Ricardo,

Again excellent portrait.
Very nice colors, details and composition.
Well done!

TFS :-)

hola Ricardo,
Otro de tus lindos retratos de aves, que veo que es tu nuevo tema. Los detalles son muy buenos así como de costumbre lo es la nota.
Solo creo que en algunas partecitas está sobreexpuesta, pero no es un gran problema.

PD: te mandé un correo a la casilla de figura en tu Intro

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2006-07-28 12:07]
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Great colours and sharpness, superb notes, excellent composition

Hi Ricardo,
Excellent shot.
Great details, sharp and colors.
Well done!
TFS Malgosia

A really well composed shot, i like the contrasting colours of the bird and background.
Another excellent work....

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-07-31 5:45]
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Hi Ricardo, nice portrait. He looks as if he is smiling for the camera. Excellent details and colours, although the whites are overexposed. TFS.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-08-01 9:24]
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Hello Ricardo,
Wonderful portrait.Colors,POV,expression on face,details and composition are excellent.

Hi Ricardo,
Il m'arrive souvent de photographier un canard Colvert (Mallard) mais je ne pense jamais capturer surtout la tête comme vous avez fait ici. Ceci nous fait voir de très beaux détails des couleurs dans son plumage. Merci pour ce gros plan.


Very nice head shot Ricardo I like a duck portrait. I would try for a lesser shutter speed and try and avoid the OE in white areas and highlights. :)

as cores, luz, composição e os detalhes estão muito bons!
Gostei da nota!
Thanks ana:)

Witaj Ricardo!
Drake's beautiful portrait. Natural colours, perfect sharpness, bright eye and blurred background.
I congratulate and greet - Roma

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