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Melanitta fusca

Melanitta fusca
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Copyright: Jacek Pedzisz (jackart) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 17 N: 187] (1965)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 300mm f/4 USM L, hoya 77mm HMC UV[O]
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fauna of ARCTIC subregion: Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-28 11:13
Viewed: 6292
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Velvet Scoter (Melanitta fusca), also called a Velvet Duck is a large sea duck, which breeds over the far north of Europe and Asia west of the Yenisey basin. A small, isolated population nests in eastern Turkey. It winters further south in temperate zones, Europe as far south as Great Britain, and on the Black and Caspian Sea. Small numbers reach France and northern Spain. It forms large flocks on suitable coastal waters. This one was captured on the beach in north Poland

source: Wikipedia

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-28 11:24]

Hello Jacek
Another wonderful capture, this time with a specie I never seen.
Excellent work! Thanks for sharing

hello Jacek
Melanitta fusca (Velvet Scoter) is one of the most beautiful ducks, especially its male. About twenty days ago, I also observed it in Black Sea coast, near Turkish-Bulgarian border. It was far, but very nice to see it when feeding crabs. Your shot is wonderful and one of the best ones, I have seen. congratulations really. focus, eyes contact, timing and POV great. nicely composed. thanks a lot for sharing this beauty. well done

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-28 11:56]

Witaj Jacek,
Magnificent capture.
Splendid species compozitie.O rate that I've never seen before.
Thanks for this opportunity.
Have a great evening,

Hello Jacek
congratulations for the photo, beautiful colors, excellent contrast and sharpness.
Hello Vanni

Hello Jacek,
Lovely duck with superb colours and details. Amazing focus and clarity.
The background is great. Fantastic sharpness.

amazing duck, TFS Ori

Hi Jacek.
This bird look wonderful and indeed like would be made from velvet.
Very good and interesting capture.Congratulations.
Best greetings.Alin.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-03-01 10:33]

Hello Jacek,
A great photo of this special species. Very nice pose and composition. Beautiful natural colours with an impressive eye. excellent low POV.

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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2010-03-01 12:50]

ale Ci sie rarytas trafil, szkoda ze taka czarna cala, ale pikna jest

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