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같 Aythya nyroca 같

같 Aythya nyroca 같
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Copyright: Andrea Piazza (elefantino) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1123 W: 115 N: 2184] (14406)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 1D MkII N, Canon EF 400mm f4 DO L IS
Exposure: f/5.6
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Italy - I Chapter [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-08 4:21
Viewed: 3363
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Moretta Tabaccata
Ferruginous Duck
(Aythya nyroca)

ITA: bela giornata di foto domenica anche se in un ambiente non proprio selvaggio.
Era la prima volta che vedevo la Moretta tabaccata con le ali aperte, non me l'aspettavo cos bianca!

2007 Andrea P.

Conservation status: Lower risk (nt)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Aythya
Species: A. nyroca
It is a medium-sized diving duck.
Their breeding habitat is marshes and lakes with a metre or more water depth. These ducks breed in southern and eastern Europe and southern and western Asia. They are somewhat migratory, and winter farther south and into north Africa.

The adult male is a rich chestnut colour with a darker back and a yellow eye. The pure white undertail helps to distinguish this species from the somewhat similar Tufted Duck. The female is similar but duller, and with a dark eye.

These are gregarious birds, forming large flocks in winter, often mixed with other diving ducks, such as Tufted Ducks and Pochards.

These birds feed mainly by diving or dabbling. They eat aquatic plants with some molluscs, aquatic insects and small fish. They often feed at night, and will upend (dabble) for food as well as the more characteristic diving.

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Hi Andrea

A very nice capture. Timing was spot on. I like the water droplets on the breast and in the air. Very good exposure too. :-)

fantastic, crystal sharp pic, TFS Ori

hi andrea!
nice one on this beauty in
a great pose
sharp and with good composition
well done!

Ciao Andrea... vero assomiglia molto.....bella foto complimenti!!!!!

Ciao Andrea,
foto molto spettacolare con nitidezza superlativa.

hi andrea,
good capture,
the drop of water looks beautiful,
well composed sharp image,
well done,
tfs & regards

Complimenti vivissimi per la foto spettacolare!!!
Ma aspetto ancora un tuo commento sulla Canon 1D MkII N: hai notato miglioramenti rispetto alla altra macchina che avevi?

Grazie, ciao, Emanuele

Hi Andrea,
Good image...
Sharp water.Good image freezing; sharp wings...
Good work..

Hi Andy,
Great action & pose captured!
Very good exposure of this difficult combination. Excellent sharpness, detail, color, and DOF. Did I say I like it? ;)
Nice work.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-02-08 7:36]

Hi Andrea,
Once again you give to us a beautifully captured posting, with all technical aspects being perfect. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-02-08 8:34]

Hello Andrea,
Great action shot of this beautiful duck with fine sharpness and composition caught at just the right wing-shaking moment.
TFS and best wishes,

Hello Andrea,

well done on this wonderful phoot excllent details very crisp nicly composed photo, excllent work

TFS Kyle

Hi Andrea,
Great timing in capturing this beautiful duck in action. The sharpness is excellent. I like pose and water ripples of this picture. Very well done and TFS.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-02-08 10:54]

Hello Andrea,
Great shot, sharp and very detailed especially the waterdrops.
Nice work

Ciao Andrea, sembra che stia camminando sull'acqua, grande tempismo nel riprendere questa particolare posa, gran bella Moretta, bello acculturarsi in ornitologia in questa maniera, molto piacevole, bravo, ciao Silvio

ottima foto, nitidezza da panico!!!

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  • Swats Silver Star Critiquer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 3] (151)
  • [2007-02-09 3:45]

Nice action capture! Very sharp and nice colours and composition.

mah, parlando di gusti con il bus, io avrei dato un taglio verticale.

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