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Hooded merganser


Hooded merganser
Photo Information
Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon 200-500 mm.
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-24 5:26
Viewed: 4074
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This male hooded merganser is showing all his beauty.
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bonjour
super ce canard, tres belles couleurs nettes , bons détails et bravo pour cette belle lumière dans son oeil
bien vu
edith

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-03-24 5:50]

Hello Zeno
What a curious and beautiful duck.
Excellent shot
Best wishes and TFS.
Maite

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-03-24 6:06]

Hi Zeno ,A very good picture of the Merganser, good colour and detail. Good DOF.
well done ..
Nick.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-03-24 6:09]

Ha Zeno,

Een schitterende opname,goed scherp en mooie kleuren,de kleine uitsnede werkt prima met deze foto,

Groetjes,
Paul

Hi Zeno

This is a great looking bird. It has a nice head shape. Beautiful plumage. Awesome shot! Congrats. :-)

Hi Zeno, splendid bird with wonderful colors, great pose and lovely details, very well done, have a great week end, ciao Silvio

What a shame you cut the tail off.
Nevertheless its a beautiful species well captured.

Chris

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-24 8:58]

Hello Zeno,
Now this is really a cute little one! I like his big head compared to the size of the body.
Great sharpness and very nice light that brings out the colours beautifully. I find the crop a bit tight at the bottom but it is still a very attractive shot.
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-03-24 11:46]

Hi Zeno,

And he really is a beauty! The colors and details are marvelous. He is a cutie - love that eye.

Jane

Wow, Zeno I've never seen it before (in breading season)!!
Amazing bird with colorfull plumage and yellow eye and you captured it really well.
Pity for the cut of the tail... :)

Andrea

great duck, TFS Ori

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-03-24 16:58]

Hi Zeno, what a fabulous Duck! I have never seen one before, it is so pretty. You have captured it perfectly, at eye level, with great sharpness on the feathers showing the wonderful plumage. Great colours and composition.
tfs
debz

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-24 23:30]

Hello Zeno

A beautiful close up of this hooded merganser.The details are sharp and the colours are lovely.Very good details in the eye.Very good POV and DOF.TFS

Rob

Hello Zeno,
This is a real beauty. Sharp and crisp clear picture. Love the eye and distinctive beak. TFS this fine picture.
JC

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-03-25 3:31]

What a beautiful duck, Zeno.
I love his markings and his colors.
Very sharp details and good exposure.
Great POV, though it seems like he got a bit too close.
Pity his tail and bottom got cut off.
TFS. : )

Excellent close up Zeno! The shot of my dream! I saw this beauty few times but never had the chance to photograph because they are too shy. Were you close to the bird? Excellent DOF, good colors and sharp details.
Well done and TFS!

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