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Aythya ferina

Aythya ferina
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Copyright: Mustafa Sozen (spalaxtr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 8 N: 1352] (5868)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, 100-400 4.5-5.6L Ĝ77
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/6400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-10 12:33
Viewed: 3249
Points: 14
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Aythya ferina (TUR: Elmabaş patka, ENG: Pochard):

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Aythya
Species: A. ferina (Linnaeus, 1758)

The adult male has a long dark bill with a grey band, a red head and neck, a black breast, red eyes and a grey back. The adult female has a brown head and body and a narrower grey bill band. The triangular head shape is distinctive. Pochards are superficially similar to the closely related North American Redhead and Canvasback.

Their breeding habitat is marshes and lakes with a metre or more water depth. Pochards breed in much of temperate and northern Europe into Asia.

(from wikipedia)

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-10 12:36]

Hi Mustafa. You have captured a fine close up of this water bird. good detail and colours.good use ofthe light on the head. well done TFS. good notes too.

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  • lutya Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 93] (451)
  • [2007-12-10 12:56]

Renkler, detaylar ve netliği ile başarılı bir çekim. Notların da faydalı olduğunu düşünüyorum..iyi akşamlar...

Mustafa tebrikler , bakış açısı ve netlik güzel olmuş , eline sağlık .

An "ugly duckling" not so ugly! Well done Mustafa Bey!

Hello Mustafa,
Very good image; I do like your work in terms of details in these special dark parts as well as some other elements such as the little effective catch light in the eye and the low point of view.
Well done

  • Great 
  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2007-12-16 6:38]

Merhaba Mustafa bey nefis bir elmabaş karesi ellerinize sağlık.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-12-19 13:31]

Hola amigo,
preciso disparo y excelente pov y detalles,
buen foco, y color,
saludos Mustafa,

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