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(Melanitta nigra)

(Melanitta nigra)
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Copyright: Jose Diogo (josediogo1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-02
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-10 5:51
Viewed: 1900
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pato-preto ou Negrola,Common Scoter (Melanitta nigra)


I saw this species by hundreds two weeks ago in Peniche.Believe they apeared here because of the bad weather on the Nord of Europe.I took this pic from a boat...

Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 1/2048
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 800
Focal Length: 700/1 mm
Date Taken: 2012-12-02 08:15
Metering Mode: Spot
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 275 kb

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-10 5:59]

Boa tarde Jose,
Excellent photo of this female Common Scoter. Superb sharpness, details, DOF and beautiful warm colours. Attractive eye contact. Taken from a perfect low POV.

Hello Jose,
I like the combination,tone of burnt sienna within the cool blue.Excellent capture with nice sharpness.
TFS and my regards_Joy

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-12-10 7:25]

A very good picture of this Pato. Good light, sharpness and as all your pictures an excellent composition. Congratulation. Saludos.

love the eye contact!

Hello Jose,
At a very long 700 mm, and taken from a boat, you managed to get a very good result. A pleasure to view. Best wishes.

Hello Jose,
Very good photograph, good sharpness and details, very good composition, very good background and lighting.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Jose
Very nice low point of view for this excellent close-up of the duck. Excellent eye contact and detail. Beautiful background
A fine photo
regards yiannis

Hi Jose,
very good composition. Excellent depth of field. Amazing colours. Interesting bird.
Have a nice week,

Ciao Jose Diogo, great capture of lovely duck, perfect focus on eye, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Jose.
Bellissima foto di questo esemplare di Orchetto Marino,mai visto prima d’ora. Grande nitidezza e splendidi colori,bella la composizione complimenti.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Hello Jose

The eye-contact with the catch-light, that this
duck have with you is very beautiful, with fine
POV at its level, beautiful light, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-10 15:26]

Hi Jose,a very nice point of view to take this scoter in a very nice perspective,perfect colors,good details and a magic soft and colorful background,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano


"Don't bother me ... I'm sleepy!" Your long lens surely got into his world. Well done.


Hallo Jose
I just love the beautiful sunlight in this image as it brings out the details of not only the duck but of the water just beautifully. If the female is as pretty as this, then I would love to see the male. I like the eye contact, the point of view and the composition. Thanks for sharing a great image. Best regards.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-12-11 5:00]

Good viewpoint for this lovely bird, cute image. tfs.

I enjoy the low POV on this wonderful capture. :)

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