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Red-crested Pochard

Red-crested Pochard
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Copyright: Philippe Baudet (phibau) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 1 N: 93] (601)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 80-200mm L f2.8
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-11 14:30
Viewed: 4381
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The red-crested pochard (Netta Rufina) is a diving duck, equivalent in size to the mallard.
Both sexes are different, in this picture, it is a male: red head, black breast, red bill. Females have dark brown top of the head and gray beak (with pink tip).
They live on water bodies with good vegetation. In winter they are found along the coasts. They feed mainly on aquatic plants, occasionally invertebrates.
They live in Europe and Asia. In Europe, they usually migrate to Spain to nest.

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Hi Philippe
Fun photo, los of action at the back end. Good POV nice and close with good eye contact. Great exposure to freeze the action with sharp detail and colour. He has great body control, to have his head so still and the back end going wild. Nicely composed super job.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

a nice action capture of handsome male of Netta rufina. great timing and focus. thanks for sharing this beautiful frame, Philippe.
Well done


Hello Philippe,
Lovely capture of a red-crested in action,excellent clarity and sharpness.
TFS and my regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-02-12 14:07]

Salut Philippe,une photo de grande qualite',avec des details impressionants malgre' le mouvement tres rapide du canard,tres jolie et amusante capture,mes felicitations et belle soiree',Luciano

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