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Blue-winged teal duck - 2

Blue-winged teal duck - 2
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF 500mm f4 MKII
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-13 19:29
Viewed: 1763
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my trip to Manitoba.

The blue-winged teal (Anas discors) is a small dabbling duck from North America.
The blue-winged teal is 40 cm (16 in) long, with a wingspan of 58 cm (23 in), and a weight of 370 g (13 oz).

The range is all of North America except western and northern Alaska, northern Yukon Territory, northern Northwest Territories and the northeastern area of Canada. Blue-winged teal are rare in the desert southwest, and the west coast. The breeding habitat of the blue-winged teal is marshes and ponds.

These birds feed by dabbling in shallow water at the edge of marshes or open water.[2] They mainly eat plants; their diet may include molluscs and aquatic insects.

Blue-winged teal are generally the first ducks south in the fall and the last ones north in the spring. Adult drakes depart the breeding grounds well before adult hens and immatures. Most blue-winged teal flocks seen after mid-September are composed largely of adult hens and immatures.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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great flight capture, TFS Ori

More breathing space would be better here.Good quality.

Hello Mario!
Superb shot with a perfect timing and great details. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-07-14 15:23]

Hi Mario,fantastic in flight capture,another top class pic,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Mario, Impressive shot of this bird in flight pose. Perfect focus and stunned sharpness despite the distance and the motion. Thank for sharing

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-07-17 10:29]

Hi Mario,
Perfect capture of flying beautiful duck.
Excellent colours and sharpness details.
Nice background and composition.
Regards Jiri.

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