<< Previous Next >>


Photo Information
Copyright: Michael Halliday (pompey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon EF 75-300/4.0-5.6 III, Skylight
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-02-23 13:21
Viewed: 4011
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Rosybill (Netta peposaca)

HABITAT Central Chile, south to Chiloe Island, east across Argentina to Paraguay, Uruguay and south to northern Patagonia. Found in areas around lakes with dense vegetation.

APPEARANCE Medium sized - 20” average adult size. Generally cherry red bill or rosy pink with hump on the male. Female is brown with white belly and intertail, with a grey bill. Male - head, neck and breast purplish black, belly white, vermiculated black. Back black vermiculated with white. Greater wing coverts and secondaries are white, tipped with black. VOICE Sounds like a trumpet.
NEST Among reeds and female occasionally drops her eggs in the nests of other waterfowl.
GROWTH Up to 14 eggs in a clutch and they incubate between 23 to 25 days.
BEHAVIOR Often flies to great heights, sailing in wide circles almost out of sight. Dives for waterplants, although it also feeds much from the surface.
DIET Vegetation - water plants.

One of the more handsome variety of ducks, this one was photographed at the Wetland and Wildfowl Trust in Arundel. This is my second attempt at this duck and I have posted this one because it shows off the beautiful colours better than the last.

sAner, marhowie, liquidsunshine, carper, PDP, Signal-Womb, Fisher, willie, sandpiper2 has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Very good duck shot Michael.
Great sharpness, very good colours and composition.
Very well done.

This is a really sharp lookin' duck Michael! The iridescent purple with the red eye on black is very cool..Very sharp image with great details. Well done!!!

Great shot Michael,
Excellent colours and details, nice reflection. Very sharp and clear. good notes too.
Thanks for posting

  • Great 
  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-02-23 14:28]

He is a beauty michael,
very good point of view, good sharpness, very good composition, great pof, very good note, very good job

  • Great 
  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-02-23 16:25]

You have a lovely collection of aqautic birds now Michael, I'll have to have a look back at you other shot of this to compare. The colouration of the feathers are gorgeous. Well done.

Everything is as it should be Michael clean, crisp and tack sharp...very well done and well documented.

  • Great 
  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-02-23 18:17]

Hey, nice one. Excelent details in the feathers and well done on this capture.


  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-02-23 21:23]

Belle photo avec de bonnes couleurs. Les yeux rouge de ce canard sont spécials. Merci pour l'envoi et bonne journée.

Very nice POV and DOF Michael. The detail is excellent. very good work

  • Great 
  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-02-24 6:14]

Fantastic colors and razorsharp details as always. :) I think it would have been better to give him some breathingspace on the right. Great note. Well done. TFS!

Very nice portrait, framing a bit too tight in front of the duck.
Well done.

Love the purple head and rose coloured bill. You've captured the zigzag pattern on the side really well. Another great shot.

  • Great 
  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-03-30 10:07]

Michael, excellent sharpness, composition and pov.

A very nice bird, an excellent photo.

Calibration Check