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Mergellus albellus

Mergellus albellus
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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: 2010-03-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 300mm f/4 USM L + TC 1,4x, hoya 77mm HMC UV[O]
Exposure: f/8, 1/2500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-14 12:36
Viewed: 3164
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Smew (Mergellus albellus) is a small duck which is somewhat intermediate between the typical mergansers (Mergus) and the goldeneyes (Bucephala). It is the only member of the genus Mergellus; sometimes included in Mergus, this genus is well distinct (though closely related) and might actually be a bit closer to the goldeneyes. This species breeds in the northern taiga of Europe and Asia. It needs trees for breeding. The Smew lives on fish-rich lakes and slow rivers. As a migrant it leaves its breeding areas and winters on sheltered coasts or inland lakes of the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea, northern Germany and the Low Countries, with small number reaching Great Britain (for example, at Dungeness), mostly at regular sites.

source: Wikipedia

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great capture, TFS Ori

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-03-14 12:43]

Hello Jacek,
Beautiful photo, specially the lower parts in this photo are impressive. Great sharp detailed Smews in clear light. Very nice.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-03-14 12:50]
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Hallo Jacek,
Takich jeszcze wnaturze nie spotkalem.Swietna kompozycja,super kontrast i ostrosc.Piekny kolor wody a i te kaczki z tylu dodaja temu zdjeciu uroku.Pozdrawiam Siggi

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-03-14 13:08]

Hi Jacek. A very interesting picture of the Smew. You have used the light well to give this bright well detailed close up. Well taken TFS.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-03-14 22:39]

Wow, Jacek... I love those smews.
They are so pretty and unusual looking.
Impressive sharpness and good exposure on those white birds.
A great scene.TFS. ; )

Hi Jacek,
a great shot with wonderful colours and sharpness. In Switzerland we see some of these birds in wintertime on our lakes.
Nice birds

Hi Jacek.
This birds look wonderful and have such a nice form.
Very good picture.Well done.
Friendly regards.Alin.

Hello Jacek,
great beautiful picture, excellent composition with wonderful colors, well contrasted and sharp.
Are you a big
hello Vanni

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-04-15 8:17]

Witaj Jacek,

You placed the different ducks nice to the beneath..
Above everything blurred this is nice.
Splendid composition, very well captured and good presentation too. TFS.

Best regards,

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