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White-faced whistling duck

White-faced whistling duck
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Copyright: Bunyapon Kusolkrong (bungbing) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 516 W: 0 N: 1626] (7743)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikon 200-400mm f/4 G VR II ED N AF-S
Exposure: f/4, 1/4000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-10-31 6:28
Viewed: 1684
Points: 20
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White-faced whistling duck

The white-faced whistling duck is a whistling duck that breeds in sub-Saharan Africa and much of South America. This species is gregarious, and at favoured sites, the flocks of a thousand or more birds arriving at dawn are an impressive sight

This species has a long grey bill, long head and longish legs. It has a white face and crown, and black rear head. The back and wings are dark brown to black, and the underparts are black, although the flanks have fine white barring. The neck is chestnut. All plumages are similar, except that juveniles have a much less contrasted head pattern.

Scientific name: Dendrocygna viduata
Rank: Species

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more info: wikipedia.org/wiki/White-faced_whistling_duck

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Hi Bunyapon- I have seen this "White-faced Whistle Duck" in Lower Sabie Sunset Dam. But it was far from me. But you have captured it very well. Good details and light against such bluish water. Splashing water and its majestic pose of flying added a different look in this picture. Thanks for sharing your work with us. Regards and have a nice WE- Srikumar

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-10-31 7:14]

Hello Bunyapon,
Great to see a your new posting after almost eight months. Excellent timing in good sharpness and details. Beautiful natural colours. Fine action shot.
Enjoy the weekend,

Hello Bunyapon,
This is just so beautiful with great action and sharpness. Excellent quality all over. What a pleasure to view. I also like your concise notes and reference to the source of your information. Well done.

amazing flight capture, trey to increze contrast just a little, TFS Ori

hallo Bunyapon
this is very good moment to take this shot
good details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Bunyapon,
Lovely inflight catch,excellent details and beautiful colours.
Best regards....Joy

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-11-02 12:52]

Hi Bunyapon,magnificent capture! What a timing to take this duck,looks like an angel in this wings position,great detail despite the fast mouvement and perfect colors too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hi Bunyapon,
A nice flight shot with excellent sharpness and colours.

Hello Bungbing

You shot the photo of this duck at the best moment the legs living
the water that it is part of the action with the wings movement, TFS


Dear Bungbing,
a pleasure to see the white-faced whistling duck rising into the air from the waters. Perfectly well frozen in motion, in pleasantly soft light and warm colours. An iconic image, inspiring and encouraging to be looked at in times when we start something new. Thank you! Happy new year to you and your family! With best regards,

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