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Tadorna tadorna

Tadorna tadorna
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-14
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/4000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-16 7:09
Viewed: 2188
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tadorna tadorna (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Shelduck

Tadorna tadorna is a large duck in the family Anatidae. It has a very striking coloration with white body, chestnut patches, black belly, and a dark green head and neck. The bill is bright red. The breeding male has a red prominent knob at the forehead. It breeds in temperate areas of Europe and Asia wintering in subtropical regions.

In Cyprus Tadorna tadorna is a common winter visitor mainly at the salt lakes.

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Hello Christodoulos
Brilliant capture with every detail and colour.
nice ambiance and reflection.
best wishes,

This is certainly a most striking bird, Chris, and your image of it is as usual outstanding in every respect.
The angle of exposure makes the best use of the ambient light and gets a catch-light in the bird's eye.
The habitat of the bird also makes its presence strongly felt.

hallo Christodoulos
super good sharpness and good details
the colours and light are beautiful
very nice shot
thanks greeting lou

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Beautiful picture of this Duck.I like its clarity and the way its looking at you.Nice detailed and coloured.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hi Makris,
Lovely captured of this shelduck.
nice colours and excellent sharpness in action. Well presented.



Dear Christodoulos
Brilliant exposure on white and dark head

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of lovely walking duck, fascinating reflections, splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-12-16 10:03]

Hello Christodoulos,
Superb presentation of this Common Shelduck. Great white balance and details. Beautiful pose and composition.

Ciao Christodoulos.Great time for dynamic pose against the fantastic environment of reflections.


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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2013-12-16 14:02]

Wonderful image with a quality and style that leaves no doubt that the author is our friend of Cyprus Christodoulos Makris ... A masterful demonstration of how a situation of potential exposure is solved! (Ay ay ay, those white sun, which are always sore heads!) Congratulations!

Hernán Bortondello

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-16 16:07]

Hi Chris,magnificent capture of this shelduck,i like the pose,not elegant but truly curious,impressive quality as usual and great reflections too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-12-16 18:05]

Hola Christodoulos; hermosa ave en su entorno natural, me gusta el reflejo y la pose del ave, asumo buscando alimento; excelente manejo del color y la luz...saludos.

Hello Christodoulos
照的清晰 很漂亮的鴨子
顏色鮮豔華麗 很新奇
光線亮麗 第一次見到真是美麗大方
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Giasou Christodoule
Superb photo, excellent eye contact, nice pose, good background and detail. Very good to see this bird
regards yiannis

Hello Christodoulos,
Wonderful light and very well exposed subject,remarkable details and best colours luminosity.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-12-17 4:57]

I like the pose of the Shelduck...beautiful colors and lighting..fine composition and details as usual. tfs.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-12-17 5:25]

Hello Christodoulos,
beautiful picture shelduck,great photo,regards..

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-12-17 20:44]

Hi Christodoulou.
Thanks for greetings as well as for next impressive bird picture from you. Pictured moment is very cute thanks to great timing. I am amazed with beautifulness of the vivid colours and crystal details of the shot. Great job. Warm regards and best wishes.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-12-17 23:12]

Lovely take of this Shelduck. The reflection of the bird and the sky on the wet mud add much to the picture.



Hello Christodoulos,
Incredible clarity, focus and razor sharp details. Very nice image. The exposure is perfect. It is enough light to see the spectacular colors of this gorgeous specie of duck. The shinning wings are amazing.....
Thanks for sharing!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-12-18 3:38]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Another funny bird-picture:-). This Sheldock has a funny way to walk, almost like a dog...but I also can see that his eye is looking to the photographer. As usual excellent light-management and sharpness. Well done again!

Hello Christodoulos

Beautiful photo of the Common Shelduck in its movement pose,
with a fine POV obtaining its eye-contact, beautiful light,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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