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red-crested pochard

red-crested pochard
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Copyright: geof worrall (mrcrow) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-765 UZ
Exposure: f/3.0, 1/30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-23 3:48
Viewed: 3353
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
many of these on the lake..but too fast in their land based activities to photograph..on slows down and glides past.. a male

Netta rufina

Larger than a pochard, the male has an orange-brown head with a red beak and pale flanks. Females are brown with pale cheeks. In flight they show whitish primaries. They dive, dabble and up-end for their food. There is a large population in Spain and nearer but smaller numbers in France, Netherlands and Germany - and occasional wild birds may come to the UK from the Continent. The UK breeding birds almost certainly all come from escaped birds.

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  • Great 
  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-10-23 5:57]

Hi Geof,
They are so beautifull, just if they sit the whole day with the hairdressers, great shot.
I like it

Nice clear shot Geof.
Great colour and light here too.
Everything spot on.
Good work.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-23 9:09]

Hi Geof

What a funny looking duck :) I simply can't help at least similng when i look at it :))
The feathers on its head form such a werd shape...
Anyway, the POV is good, the colors are lovely and the reflection on the water is great.
Very nicely framed and composed, too.

Bravo and TFS

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-23 22:02]

Hello Geof

Nice duck photo.Excellent DOF and POV.Very nice detail in the plummage and colours.Very nice shot of the eye with a small glint.TFS


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-10-23 22:03]

Superbe spécimen Geof!

Les couleurs sont parfaite et la netteté est bonnes.Merci.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-10-24 2:23]

What a beauty, Geoff.
Beautiful light and colors on this shy looking duck.
I like its hairdo and its red beak.
The details are sharp and well exposed.
TFS. : )

Hello Geof,
Nice portrait of this cute little guy!
I notice how well groomed the feather coat is, and the lovely texture you capture...
Well composed, nice reflection!
Pablo -

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