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Yellow-billed duck

Yellow-billed 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: 2015-11-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D800e, Nikon 200-400mm f/4 G VR II ED N AF-S
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/4000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-04-26 7:23
Viewed: 2321
Points: 20
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Yellow-billed duck

The Yellow-billed duck is found mainly in South Africa, where it is very common. It lives in most types of wetlands, as long as they are still-bodied and not saline. The adults feed mainly feed on plants, while the juveniles eat mainly invertebrates. The female builds the nest, which is a shallow depression in the ground, lined with fine plant matter. It lays 2-10 eggs, which are incubated solely by the female, for 26-29 days. The chicks are cared for by their mother, and take their first flight at 68 days old. They become fully independent 6 weeks after fledging.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-26 8:34]

Hi Bunyapon,it's nice to see you again after some months,and what a great pic to come back,a fantastic in flight capture of this duck,what a timing and what a quality of sharpness and colors,very professional shot!!! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

hallo Bungbing
Great to see you back with this very good and sharpness picture
good details of this duck and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-04-26 11:12]

Hello Bunyapon,
Fantastic to see you with a new posting after such a long time. And a beauty! Great sharpness and details in splendid colors. Excellent composition.

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  • summers (705)
  • [2016-04-26 12:02]

Hello Bunyapon,
Really good picture of this attractive duck in flight. Vewing it made my evening.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-04-28 3:46]

Hello Bungbing,
What an eye catching shot of this beautiful duck inflight. Your fast 1/4000 shutter speed froze it's wing action perfectly, displaying awesome detail. It's name really fits it's features as the bright yellow bill immediately captures your attention. I love the gorgeous teal colored wing bar edged in black and white. Tac sharp focus and showing just the right amount of exposure. Welcome back!!

Hello Bunyapon,
Cette prise de vue en vol est magnifique, du beau travail

Ciao Bungbing, great capture of fantastic duck, perfect focus, splendid sharpness? Wonderful colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Bungbing,
excellent capture, a rare masterpiece of high speed photography.
Very impressing to see all those precise details covering the whole bird that is elegantly gliding through the air over dark green waters.
Shapes of wings and feathers perfectly frozen in their fast motion are looking very interesting and exciting, too.
So nice to see you posting again. Thank you!
Hope you are well. Wishing you all the best.
With best regards,

Hello Bungbing

Great close-up in-flight shot of this duck species with its contrasty
color tones, superb focus, with great sharpness, and details, TFS


Hi Bungbing,
Beautiful action shot, perfectly frozen flight with tack sharp body and plumage. Exposure's spot on, too, few but excellent colors, simple and blurry background + most importantly, enchanting composition. Absolutely delightful capture! Brava!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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