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Wood duck

Wood duck
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Copyright: Alain Thibodeau (Athila) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-28 19:45
Viewed: 3445
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I beleive it is a Wood Duck.

The Wood Duck or Carolina Duck (Aix sponsa) is a medium-sized perching duck. A typical adult is about 48 cm (19 in) in length with an average wingspan of 73 cm (29 in). This is about three-quarters of the length of an adult Mallard. It shares its genus with the Asian Mandarin Duck.

The adult male has distinctive multi-colored iridescent plumage and red eyes. The female, less colorful, has a white eye-ring and a whitish throat. Both adults have crested heads. When swimming, Wood Ducks bob their head back and forth in a jerking motion, which makes them easy to spot.

More at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_Duck

Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
Raw mode
PP: Cropping, framing and slight sharpening.
Location: Centre d'Interprétation de la Nature du Lac Boivin à Granby, Qc.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-06-28 22:02]

Hi Alain
Wonderful this little duck!
Lovely details, great colors.

Ciao Alain, lovely Duck in nice action, beautiful natural ambientation, fine details, splendid sharpness, wonderful colors, 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)
  • [2010-06-30 8:10]

Hello Alain,
Very nice photo of this Wood Duck in excellent sharp details and natural colours. Good choice of composition. Beautiful environment.

Bon soir Alain et merci pour les votre amical commentaire. Je ne sais pas rien d'Anglais, seulement un peu de Français, Espagnol et Català.

Buen enfoque al motivo principal y mucha naturalidad en los colores en tu trabajo.

Un abrazo y hasta pronto:

Josep Ignasi.

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