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Copyright: Jacob van der Weele (Bufo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, 100-400L is
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-28 6:19
Viewed: 3261
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The river 'Maas' is originally a meandering river in an old bed of the Rine. It turned out that the sand of the summer bed is worth exploiting. The sand winning created a lot of artificial lakes on the banks of the Maas. Every winter a lot of birds rest around the lakes, like geese, merganser, and ducks. This windy and rainy day I heard a Arctic diver should be around, which we found popping up every 3 minutes to dissapear again after 10 seconds. Also more common species occus, like this pochard (Aythya ferina). After every dive it streched it's wings.

PS 24 hrs later my daughter was born. I always thought babies were brought by a stork, not a duck..:-)

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bonne capture et excellente couleurs,malgré un peu de flou
excellent BG, bon travail
merci du partage

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2006-12-28 7:02]

Hello Jacob!
First of all congratulations on being a father!! I hope your daughter inherits your interest in Nature!
Very nice shot of the Pochard, it's always nice to see action shots and this is very sharp and he looks very proud!!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5077 W: 260 N: 15590] (50614)
  • [2006-12-28 7:34]

Hello Jacob,
Nice capture of this male Pochard in dim light conditions, which you managed to cope with by taking this sharp well-timed and well-composed shot.
Nice one!
Congratulations on being a father to a little girl. I have just become a grandfather to Emily.
TFS and best wishes for 2007!

Hello Jacob,

Excllent work, great colors Bg POV DOF perfect details very crisp, excllent work

TFS Kyle

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-28 22:04]

Hello jacob

A very nice image of this pochard.It is very similar to our canvasback here in North America.Good timing, to catch it in this pose.Good POV and DOF.The details are very good,and colours are natural despite the overcast day.TFS


Hi Jacob,
Greatly capturing this pochard, nice colors, sharp.
Very nice shot.

Ben Lakitan

Muy buenos detalles y la luz también es fantástica. Parece que hacía frío...
Muchas gracias y mis mejores deseos para el nuevo año amigo, JL.

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