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Long Tailed Duck.


Long Tailed Duck.
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Bagnall (Heyshamite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 0 N: 396] (2193)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400L IS f4-5.6
Exposure: f/11, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-04 4:19
Viewed: 3145
Points: 13
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I photographed this Long Tailed Duck at the Martin Mere Nature reserve. It must surely be one of our most colourful ducks, the other one which is gaining a hold in the wild is the Mandarin which seems to be breeding quite happily in various places.
Camera settings:- ISO 200, AV, Spot metering, 310mm focal length, hand held.

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Hi Peter, what a lovely duck. I've never seen it in Italy.
Nice details and colors.
The eye is really sharp.
andrea

Hi Peter,
this is a beautiful duck you have captured.
Well done with the exposure and the details are very fine.
I like the low POV. Pity That we can't see the enitre reflection,
Well done.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-04-04 6:43]

Hi Peter,

lovely shot, nicely composed with natural colours. Their is small but growing population of 'escapee' Manderin Ducks in the New Forest which this has just reminded me of. I'll try to get down there and see if i can catch a few (with the camera of course ;o)

Tfs,

Paul

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-04-04 8:34]

Hello Peter,
Beautiful natural colours and very sharp on the head.
Regards,
Peter

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-04-05 2:18]

What an amazing looking duck, Peter.
Quite unusual and rarely seen here on TN.
I really like its markings.
You caught the details very clearly.
Light and exposure are great too.
TFS. : )

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  • babak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 234] (1202)
  • [2007-04-06 8:44]

What a very nice shot of this looking bird . thanks for sharing with us

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  • mjcarr (15)
  • [2007-05-17 10:38]

good shot.. looks so calm tfs ..mike

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