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Aythya ferina

Aythya ferina
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Copyright: bartha tibor (barthatibor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 353 W: 0 N: 1050] (5595)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-29
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/11, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-03 4:46
Viewed: 2793
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Pochard, Aythya ferina, is a medium-sized diving duck.

The adult male has a long dark bill with a grey band, a red head and neck, a black breast, red eyes and a grey back. The adult female has a brown head and body and a narrower grey bill-band. The triangular head shape is distinctive. Pochards are superficially similar to the closely related North American Redhead and Canvasback.

Their breeding habitat is marshes and lakes with a metre or more water depth. Pochards breed in much of temperate and northern Europe into Asia. They are migratory, and winter in the southern and west of Europe.

These are gregarious birds, forming large flocks in winter, often mixed with other diving ducks such as Tufted Duck, with which they are known to hybridise.

These birds feed mainly by diving or dabbling. They eat aquatic plants with some molluscs, aquatic insects and small fish. They often feed at night, and will up-end for food as well as the more characteristic diving.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-03 4:49]

Hi Tibi,a nice couple taken whit the best light and very good sharpness too,i like the magnificent reflections,perfect colors too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Buna Tibor,
O pereche extrem de bine redata avand culori superbe si fidelitate excelenta.
Detaliile si focusul sunt perfecte. Felicitari pentru captura!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-03 7:57]

Hello Tibi,
Nice photo of this pair in beautiful light and colours. Pleasing eye contact.

very beautiful scene with this couple, fine photo performance!
regards Tibi

hello Tibi
very nice picture with this 2 beauty,s
good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Tibi,
nice ducks. Very good point of view. Interesting note.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-04-03 11:04]

Hello Tibi.
These ducks create a nice composition.I like the light on the wings of the ducks.I also like the reflections in the water.Best regards Siggi

szia Tibi,
Szép emlékeket ídéz fel ez a fotód!
remek színek, szép szerkesztés, számomra egy ritka alkalom volt!
Gratula, üdv, Jóska

Hallo Bartha,
a very beautiful capture of this pair of the Common Pochard, very good sharpness, fantastic lighting and colours, excellent low point of view
Best regards

Good morning Tibi
Great POV and composition,wonderful colors and light.
Thank You,
Kind regards

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