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Female Carolina Wood Duck


Female Carolina Wood Duck
Photo Information
Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM, Hoya UV 77mm
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-13 1:40
Viewed: 4804
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Wood duck Aix sponsa
Identification Tips:
• Length: 13.5 inches Wingspan: 28 inches
• A medium-sized duck with a long crest on head
• Long-winged and long-tailed
• Blue-green speculum with white rear border
Adult male alternate:
• Alternate plumage worn from Fall-through early summer
• Red bill
• Red eye
• Green head
• Striking white stripes about face and crest with a large white throat patch and "fingerlike" extensions onto cheek and neck
• Chestnut breast and neck with vertical white stripe at lower margin
• Golden flanks bordered above by a white flank stripe
• White belly
• Iridescent dark green-blue back and wings
Adult male basic:
• In basic plumage, the male resembles the female, but often retains the distinctive neck patch and red bill
Adult female:
• Gray bill
• White teardrop shaped patch around eye
• White throat
• Gray-brown head and neck
• Gray-brown breast stippled with white and fading to a white belly
• Dark brown back
Juvenal plumage:
• Gray bill
• Female similar to adult female
• Males similar to adult females, but with white neck patch

IMAGE INFORMATION

Camera: Canon 20D
Time of day: 4:54 p.m.
Date: 30th September 2006
Weather conditions: Clear
Lens: Canon 100-400mm L IS USM
Filter: Hoya 77mm UV
Shutter Speed: 1/30
F-Stop: F/8
Focal Length: 400mm
Support: Hand Held
ISO: 200
Original file type: Digital Raw

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Hi Pam,
a beautiful duck from your hands.
The details and colours are very good.
I really like the eye and the pattern in the plumage.
The low POV and the DOF is good as well.
Well done, my friend.

Hi Pam , excellent portrait , excellent guide for wwod duck , thanks , good luck.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-02-13 2:21]

I just love these ducks, Pam. Another excellent capture.
The details on that eye are striking, especially with that thin yellow lining.
TFS. : )

Hi Pam,
Another excellent capture!
I very like composition, pose, colors and good details.
Maybe I want for a little-little more sharpening and more blur of BG.
Regards and TFS,
Serge

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-02-13 8:46]

Hi Pam,
Just another excellent portrait, the details are outstanding as are the colors. Thanks for sharing your talent.
Rick

Great closeup portrait Pam, I like it.
Nice detail, colors, POV, DOF, and exposure mf. Great shot handheld at 1/30th..
Well done & TFS.

Hello Pam
Excellent shot of Wood duck,
Perfect composition and POV,
Very nice colors, Welldone.

Regards
Fartash

bonjour Pam,
splendide prise de vue magnifique couleurs et une nettetι impecable bravo

eric

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-02-13 12:59]

Hi Pam,
What a catch, the yellow round the eye so special, and the reflection in the eye it looks like you can see the lense of the camera in it.
Well done.
Vivian

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-02-13 15:03]

Hello Pam , A Beautifull Shot from the duck ,great sharpnes details colours pov very nice bg and framing .

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-14 8:21]

Hello Pam,
Wonderful portrait of this wood duck.POV,framing,details,BG and expression on face are excellent.
TFS..:-)

Amazing telephoto with perfect use of DOF. Great focus and position.

TFS!

Cheers,

Alli

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