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Netta rufina - Macarordegi

Netta rufina - Macarordegi
Photo Information
Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -I- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-06 16:39
Viewed: 3773
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Netta rufina (Pallas, 1773) – Macar Ördeği [TR], Red-Crested Pochard [EN] is one of four species of the genus Netta Kaup, 1829, represented by two species in Neotropical Region and single species (probably extinct) in Oriental (SE Asia) Region. The fourth species, N. rufina, is single species of the genus occurring in Palaearctic Region, incl. Turkiye.
It breeds in lakes with marshy shore of fresh and brackish water and laguns. It feeds on mainly aquatic plants, diving or dabbling.
Its adult male can be identify very easily by a rounded orange coloured head, red bill and black breast. Female is a pale brown coloured in general habitus with whitish faced. Its length is around 50-55cm.
The Turkish vernacular name means Hungarian (Macar) Duck. But I dont know the origin of this name.

The photo was taken in Hafik Lake, one of the KeyBiodiversty Areas [KBA] of Turkiye. The local people protects it very well.

spalaxtr, Mariol, gracious, LordPotty, izler, volkan, nglen, ridvan, haraprasan, Jamesp, star74, Necipp has marked this note useful
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Dr çok hoş bir göz teması anı. Netlik derinliği de çok başarılı. Kuşun kuyruğu da gagası da çok net. Ortam son derecede temiz ve sade. Çok başarılı bir çalışma. Selamlar. Mustafa

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  • Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
  • [2007-10-06 18:40]

Hi Ahmet,
This is a really interesting bird and your picture shows it very well.
Technically perfect presentation with original pose as a bonus.
Thanks for your very professional note.
Regards, Mario

Bonjour Ahmet
En voilà une que j'aime beaucoup. C'est très bien composé, en montrant la richesse du plumage, sans doute sous son meilleur angle. Vraiment bien!

Merci et au revoir..JP

Glad to hear the local people of Turkey conscientious about environmental issues Ahmet.
It is good to see wildlife like this being protected around the world.
Another great shot.

To my dear friend Ahmet,
A very well framed and captured of Pochard!
the clarity on the plummage is really amazing and beautiful!
exposure and focus is spot on!
TFS and useful notes

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-10-07 2:52]

selam ahmet
gol, deniz ve gokyuzu gibi sade ortam ve arkaplanlarda fotograf sonuclari da doyurucu oluyor
oldukca guzel ve sevimli bu turu net ve detaylari ile birlikte basarili bir bicimde kadrajlamissin
eline saglik

Selam Ahmet,
Çok güzel bir kompozisyon olmuş.
Netlik,bakış açısı ve detaylar nefis.

slm hocam
yine güzel bir ördek türü bulmuşsun harika bir ördek türü netlik ve parlaklık nefis ellerine sağlık.

Hello Ahmet,
I really enjoyed reading those interesting and encouraging notes about this superb specie! This is an EXCELLENT capture with superb lightning, great details, beautiful composition and colors. This is a specie that I didn't know and I think that it is wonderful and I’m glad that your people take care of it :) Thanks,

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-10-07 18:31]

selam ahmet abi: bu macar ordegi cok sevimliymiş eline saglik cok hos cekim olmus.

Hi Ahmet,
A beautiful capture of this Pochard. Lovely details and nice composition on water. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-08 3:04]

Hi Ahmet

A lovely shot - I love the colours and super-sharp focus you have achieved here.


Fabulosos colores y perfecto encuadre.
Bellos detalles y magníficos reflejos.
Saludos Ahmet, JL.

Hello Ahmet,
I think this is a female right? this is one
of my favorites waterfowl, great POV and excellent
composition, She is looking directly at you


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-08 10:02]

Hi Ahmet. You have done so well with this one. fine detail and warm colours. a very nice pose of this cute bird. very good contact with the eye. a nice POV. well done TFS. good notes too.

Have a good week ahaed my friend.

Ne kadar şirin bir ördek bu
Sayenizde tür bilgim bir hayli arttı son zamanlarda

Merhaba Ahmet poz ve bakis cok guzel yakalamisin, kalite super eline saglik selamlar Necip.

Hi Ahmet,

sorry just login to treknature right now, after a long time absent, nice pose of little duck, with a unique angle of view, nice calm background with a bit reflection effect, seeing your post looks like you get a lot of birds picture, thanks for the great notes also

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