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Sir Francis Drake?

Sir Francis Drake?
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Copyright: Adrian Warren (AdrianW) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 185 N: 215] (710)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS10D, EF 200mm f2.8 L/II
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-03-23 16:44
Viewed: 6580
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Red Crested Pochard
Netta rufina

This is a male (drake), I've posted a capture of the female as a Workshop which you can find here!

This species is a winter migrant to the UK, although there are also breeding colonies - the breeding colonies are thought to be founded from escaped captive specimens.

Interestingly the species has been pictured on many stamps - from countries as far apart as Afghanistan and Portugal! If you're interested there are some at pictures of the stamps here.

The species usually inhabits lakes and disused gravel pits, preferring some reed cover at the margins. It feeds on aquatic vegetation.

If you're curious about its call, there are some links to that here

100ISO RAW (converted with Adobe Camera RAW)

Runnerduck, sAner, elroyie, Fisher, hummingbird24, Callie, gerhardt, red45, PDP, Luc has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To hummingbird24: This is what I thinkPDP 1 03-29 03:56
To Callie: Daffy duck?!?AdrianW 2 03-28 15:38
To hummingbird24: The funny thing is...AdrianW 1 03-24 18:22
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Stunning! You have captured this Pochard perfectly. His eye is amazing, and so is the water. Excellent detail.
Well done and Thanks for sharing.

Great capture Adrian, focus is spot on, well composed and nice perspective.

Very good details and very good exposure, the composition is great.

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  • Okan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 57 N: 68] (518)
  • [2005-03-24 1:58]

This is a beautiful capture Adrian, how did you get so close? Brilliant and excellent details. TFS.

The POV and light are grate as is the note

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-03-24 2:33]

Beautiful drake! The colors are perfect. Great details and composition. I have never seen one of these in real life, so I really enjoyed your note. Thanks : )

Great shot, very nice colours and POV.
Well done.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-03-24 6:53]

Excellent! This is good. Marvelous lightening on the head, superb colors (especially on the head), great POV & DOF. Razorsharp details.

Well done on this capture. The lighting on the head shows warmth. Crisp, sharp and detailed. Excelent shot.
The reflection of the duck in the water might have been an added bonus.


Beautiful picture Adrian.
Great colours, POV, composition and details. The eye is amazing.
Great work.

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2005-03-24 13:32]

Waht a sharp one!
Good composition and superb colours.
Very good job.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-03-24 15:43]

Il est tout mignon. Très bon piqué sur l'oeil.

Simply beautiful capture, Adrian! I've often wondered why God made the males even prettier than their ladies in nature. Doesn't seem fair to the females. Well done and TFS.

Good composition and nice and sharp. This is a n excellent shot.

Hi Adrian
The thing that strikes me first is the under-handed way in which he is laying the eye on you, and then the lovely punk hairdo. Beautiful no nits, and except for the colouration, he reminds me of Daffy Duck. TFS

  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-03-28 17:42]

Very nice duck Adrian! Callie is rigt - he looks like Daffy for sure :-) Great quality, colours, details. Your WS is superb.

Points tomorrow.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-03-29 3:52]

Hi Adrian, super picture. I like these punky looking ducks. Glad to see that you have visited Bushy Park. Lovely details and the water looks ace. The WS is very funny, thanks for posting.

Exceptional work. That head really bobs out of the screen. Lovely color and a catchy eye. Excellent capture.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-04-28 20:01]

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