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Spot-billed Duck

Spot-billed Duck
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon s3 is
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-11 6:45
Viewed: 4431
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this shot from a bridge near Kayabacho subway station.

Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha
Family: Anatidae, Ducks and Geese
Description 24" (61 cm). Similar to American Black Duck. Bill black with yellow terminal band; face and neck pale gray; distinct dark cap and eyeline; lower body dark; white tertials conspicuous in flight.
Habitat Shallow freshwater lakes and marshes.
Nesting 8-10 grayish-white eggs in down-lined nest of grasses and rushes placed on ground near water.
Range Breeds in eastern Asia from Siberia south to India and Southeast Asia. Winters south to the Philippines.
Voice Similar to quack of Mallard.
Discussion An accidental visitor to North America; less than five records from the Aleutian Islands.

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Hello Jitti!
Nice bird shot! This is not usual for you, you widened your gallery! Focusing, sharpness, colours all are very nice. Thank you!

You have managed a wonderful, almost abstract BG here for this duck shot, JC.
I like the overall composition.
TFS and take care.

Hi JT,
Interesting... the water surface is like a painting with the pleasant reflections!
The bird is well captured, with fine details in the feather coat... great clarity in colours!
Looks like he's busy getting away at full speed... :-))

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-07-11 10:24]

Hi Jitti !
Usually you show us great pictures of insects or flowers, nice to see that you have included birds into your gallery now. Sharpness, details and colors are excellent, but what I like most is the beautiful BG. All these reflections in the water are fantastic, as pablo has said, it looks like a painting. very well done !

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2006-07-12 1:53]

Hi Jitty!
I like this duck for its beautiful color. The photo is sharp and with good rflections.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-12 4:04]

Hello Jitti,
Very nice capture.Reflections on water are wonderful.I liked POV,colors,framing and composition also a lot.

Beautifully captured,love the colour of the water as well.
Well composed...nice work...

Bonjour Jitti
Elle est superbe cette prise de vue avec une très jolie composition. Les couleurs,les détails sont de toutes beautés et l'éclairage est parfait.
Félicitations et merci pour l'envoie.....JP

Hi Jitti. I like the colour of the water and the wake this duck leaves behind. Well seen and presented. Murray.

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