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Invaders
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Copyright: Jeroen Gerdes (Belgerdy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 6 N: 877] (7664)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, NIKKOR 200-400mm 1:4G AF-S VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-26 1:22
Viewed: 2906
Points: 12
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In recent years we've gotten a lot of new breeding species not native to the Netherlands. Guess they all realise it's paradise here ;). These ruddy ducks are one of them. In almost all nature reserves you will find a couple of pairs with the males touring their territory and showing of their blue blue (oh yeah I almost forgot, our ponds consist of Heineken mostly) bills. They don't seem to breed very well, most chicks are being eated by predators

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-07-26 2:21]

Hallo Jeroen,
Je ziet inderdaad steeds meer soorten die hier eigenlijk niet thuis horen. Ik heb er kort geleden ook enkele hier op TN gezet, waaronder deze Rosse Stekelstaart.
Goede foto in mooie natuurlijke kleuren en uitstekende scherpte. Vanuit een goed laag standpunt genomen en een bijzondere reflectie in het water.
Groet,
Peter

i wonder if they would feel at home here in cologne too... great capture of the pretty duck, the blue beak is really cool as well
as the double-reflection on the water. i at least should check out the local zoo if they have some of those.
well done & have a great sunday, thor.

hallo Jeroen
super gaaf ducky!!
zo mooi genomen in het rustige water voor hem
erg scherp en goede details
mooie kleuren
super foto
groetjes lou

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-07-26 12:05]

Hello Jeroen
Wonderful capture with beautiful colors and excellent details. I know this is an invader and Oxyura leucocephala was exterminated by this species.
Well done and nice presentation
Razvan

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-26 12:09]

Hi Jeroen. I have just read your nots and they have put a smile on my face. This is a first class close up of the Ruddy Duck. Taken with fine detail and bright colours. I like the water droplets on its back. A good reflection of the head. well done TFs.
Nick..

Nice guy, with a friendly look and beautiful reflections and sharpness. I did not know that Heineken ponds have that effect (blue bills).... Cheers,
Catherine

What a strange bird...

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