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Gadwall


Gadwall
Photo Information
Copyright: Angelo Nardo (nardophoto) (9824)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Sigma 300 f/4 Apo Macro HSM
Exposure: f/7.0, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-31 13:19
Viewed: 2811
Points: 13
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Gadwall - Anas strepera

En. Gadwall, Da. Knarand, Du. Krakeend, Fi. Harmaasorsa, Fr. Canard chipeau, Ge. Schnatterente, It. Canapiglia, No. Snadderand, Sp. Anade friso, Sw. Snatterand

The male is unusually drab for a dabbling duck, his grey-brown plumage highlighted only by his completely black rear end and occasional views of the white in his wing. The female is most similar to a Mallard but is easily identified if she opens her wing slightly to show the white patch. If this is hidden look for whether your problem bird is slightly smaller and greyer than a Mallard with a distinctive bill pattern: black down the centre but neatly yellow-orange along the sides. In flight, all Gadwall have white bellies and a diagnostic square white patch in the inner secondaries.
(from:birdguides.com)

PS for shadows/lightness, crop, saturation and sharpening.

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Ciao Angelo, bellissima immagine magistralmente ripresa, splendida la senzazione del volo, grande nitidezza e bei particolari. Gran foto!
Ciao Silvio

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-31 13:48]

Una bonita captura en vuelo Angelo con buen foco y nitidez.
La acertada velocidad usada ha permitido congelar al ave en el aire, mostrando buenos detalles de su plumaje.
Me agrada el encuadre elegido tambiÚn.
Gracias y saludos... Ricardo

Una bella cattura in volo Angelo con buon focus e nitidezza.
L'azzeccata velocitÓ usata ha permesso di congelare l'uccello nell'aria, mostrando buoni dettagli del suo piumaggio.
Mi piace anche l'inquadratura eletta.
Grazie e saluti... Ricardo

That is one beautiful shot - I like how the blue in the wing comes back in the blue of the sky - that makes this a very eye-pleasing shot for me. Added to that the images is beautifully crystal clear. Very well done!

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-10-31 19:12]

Hi Angelo
Great inflight shot. Good colours, sharpnes, details and POV.
Well done

osse

marvelous capture Angelo
it's not easy to made such a shot, but you did made a fantastic composition with a great pov realy good job, with my compliments.
gr. jaap

Bella ripresa Angelo, con composizione perfetta.

Complimenti e grazie,

Ciao, Emanuele

Ottima posa.
Bella bella.
Andrea

le ali danno una bela sensazione di movimento, ma la testa ha un alone intorno che unitamente ad una alta luminositÓ del ventre danno un effetto innaturale.

ciao mario

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