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Red-Crested Pochard in the snow

Red-Crested Pochard in the snow
Photo Information
Copyright: Andrea Piazza (elefantino) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1123 W: 115 N: 2184] (14406)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon F100, Fuji Velvia 50
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-07 3:26
Viewed: 3881
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Red-crested Pochard
(Netta ruffina)

The Red-crested Pochard is a large diving duck.
Their breeding habitat is lowland marshes and lakes in southern Europe and southern and central Asia. They are somewhat migratory, and northern birds winter further south and into north Africa.
The adult male is unmistakable. It has a rounded orange head, red bill and black breast. The flanks are white, the back brown, and the tail black. The female is mainly a pale brown, with a darker back and crown and a whitish face.
These are gregarious birds, forming large flocks in winter, often mixed with other diving ducks, such as Pochards.
These birds feed mainly by diving or dabbling. They eat aquatic plants, and typically upend for food more than most diving ducks.
Red-crested pochards build a nest by the lakeside among vegetation and lay 8-12 pale green eggs.

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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Fantastic photo, Andrea! The posture of the Pochard and the balance of the pic are very well done. TFS!

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-04-07 3:47]

Hello Andrea,
Nice capture, I like this duck very much it is difficult to get the head in focus.

Hi Andrea,
nice shot of lovely duck.
Well composed and good POV, the colour are very nice.
Good job with the scanning.
Well done.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-04-07 8:10]

Hi Andrea,

This duck is new to me. It looks nice. The colours are very special. The combination of red and brown is wonderful.


Bella! dove l'hai fatta?

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-04-07 14:07]

Hi Andrea
Well composed and good shot.Sharp and beautiful colours.I like the soft background.
Well done


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-04-07 17:17]

Nice Pochard Andrea, good pose, nice composition and well done on the scan. Thanks.


Hi Andrea

Sorry, short on time this morning. In a rush, but wanted to pay a quick visit and give a well deserved big green smiley for a job well done! :-)

Bonjour Andrea
Félicitations pour le parfait éclairage et les détails dans le plumage.Les couleurs sont justes et belle composition

Merci et Bravo....JP

Nice shot,nice pose...I like the colour and composition...
Well taken...

Hi Andrea,
Good colors, exposure and detail, with the falling snow adding a nice effect.
Well done and have a Great Weekend!

incredibly sharp......wow...

Hi Andrea,
Very good picture, this duck look so soft. Thank to share it
Bruno (cooper)

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