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Splashing Teal

Splashing Teal
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animals' Behavior, part one [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-10-27 6:29
Viewed: 2926
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Chestnut Teal was splashing for a long time and had a lot of pleasure. In my next posting you can see the pleasure.

The Chestnut Teal (Anas castanea) is a dabbling duck found in southern Australia.
The male has a distinctive green coloured head and mottled brown body. The female has a brown head and mottled brown body. The female is almost identical in appearance to the Grey Teal. It is protected under the National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1974.

The Chestnut Teal prefers coastal estuaries and wetlands, and is indifferent to salinity. This bird is an omnivore. They build down-lines nests in tree stumps or, sometimes, on the ground. Both parents incubate the eggs.

Source: Wikipedia

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Hallo Peter,
a fantastic capture of the Chestnut Teal taken from an excellent point of view in a spectacular action, impressive details and impressive red eye, superb conttrast of colours, a very pleasant composition
Best regards

An adorable moment captured with a sensitive eye, Peter, my neighbour.
The dispersed water looks so very natural and beautiful.
Thanks and regards.

Ciao Peter
This image is like a bomb that has flown thousands of diamonds! Beautiful scene for color and dynamism

Bonjour Peter,
Magnifique prise de vue de ce canard en train de barboter.
très bel effet des gouttes d'eau

Hello Peter,
Great photo taken in such exceptional moment when we can see each
drop of water. The colors, details, WB are fantastic.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Peter,
A fantastic time duck bath. Great splashes of water. Funny grimace ducks. Super photo.

A lovely photo of the duck, everything nicely frozen, with excellent detail and good light. regards yiannis

Hi Peter,
A Great action moment frozen in time with superb clarity and detail. Every droplet of water is a sparkling crystal around the Teal with it's great natural colours. Beautiful my friend!!

Hello Peter
Well taken this interesting situation.Splendid details and colors.
Best regards

Hi Peter,

Excellent shot of this duck spashing. Very well freezed the fast movement with good eye contact & details.
Taken from a good POV. Well done & TFS.

Hi Peter,
great timing. Excellent sharpness. Many details. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Peter. Great shot indeed! Magnificent dynamic one. Splendid colours and light.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-27 11:33]

Hello Peter.
A very nice image of the Chestnut Teal splashing in water.Very good composition, sharpness and beautiful colors.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Peter, fantastic action shoot with a lot of drops, great capture of lovely bird, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Peter
Wat een leuke opname met veel waterdruppels die er erg mooi opstaan
goed licht en super kleuren
bedankt groetjes lou

Hi Peter,
Great shot, and a wonderful POV. DOV is great with wonderful exposure and warm color.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-27 14:29]

No comment my friend,direct in my favorites,this is fantastic!!!!!! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

Hello Peter,
great capture of this splashing duck in action. Very good light and wonderful colours. I especially admire the good sharpness. Well done.
Best wishes,

Fantastic scene Peter! Great photo. The timing, the composition the colours and the sharpness are excellent!

Hello Peter , another great catch with a very beautiful image and a moment really interesting. All the best, Paolo

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-10-28 10:43]

Hi Peter,
Very good shot and with a excellent moment captured.
Really another very nice photo.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

Hi Peter,
excellent capture of this Chestnut Teal,
TFS & nice weekend, Ferran

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2011-10-29 1:37]

Bonjour Peter, very good timing, this dusk must be very clean....This shot remember me this one http://fr.treknature.com/viewphotos.php?l=3&p=74502 some time ago.... so, great picture, perfect focus and good exposure. Best regards, Didier.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-10-29 5:19]

Hello Peter,
Perfect focus on the Teal, not so easy with all these splashes around. Beautiful Chestnut-colored plumage and red eye. A very special and well taken shot.
Have a nice weekend
Kind regards

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-10-29 5:24]

Hello Peter,
Excellent stop action shot, sharp as a tac with wonderful detail. Looks like it was having a ball and didn't care who was watching. Great eye contact and beautiful coloration. Perfect timing!!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-10-29 6:11]

Hello Peter,
A great action shot!
The Chestnut Teal male is shown with the same fine sharpness as the water droplets during its bathe.
The lighting is very good and the composition suits the POV and pose.
Thanks and have a nice weekend,

perfect focus and spectacular shot, congrats Peter for the picture, very nice colors and eye detail,

have a nice evening,

ciao, tino

Peter, this is such an excellent action shot. It has great sharpness and detail. Thanks for your comments. Have a great day, Bill

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-10-30 10:02]

Hi Peter!
A spectacular image. Congratulations on your timing! Impressive details illuminated by a fantastic light.
Beautiful light and great contrast.
Ciao! Vanda

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2011-10-30 13:24]

Hi Peter.
Firstly a very big thanks for the welcome back after a long time away. I hope now with more time on my hands i will be able to enjoy TN again. Looking at your wonderfull pictures i can see i have missed a lot.
I have chosen this one because we can see the eye so well. Your high shutter speed has frozen the water droplets.Good use off the light . has given natural colours. Well taken and TFS.
With Regard to you my fried.


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-10-30 13:44]

Great capture!...

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