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Cinnamon Teal

Cinnamon Teal
Photo Information
Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-30
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-01 7:38
Viewed: 3157
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Cinnamon Teal pair were dabbling in a slough near a facility I work at in Jenner. This is a great example of how one uses color to attract a mate and the other color for camoflauge.
Cinnamon Teal
Anas cyanoptera
General Description

By Andrew Slater

The Cinnamon Teal breeds in Alberta only on the prairies, where its numbers are increasing. It winters mainly in Mexico.

For a few weeks in early April, the Cinnamon Teal is easy to spot, despite its small numbers. In late April and May, however it becomes lost among the large flocks of Blue-winged Teals, to which it is closely related. It leaves after them, though, in early October.

It feeds largely on the surface of the water. It consumes aquatic weeds, seeds and invertebrates.

Its nest is usually built in a grassy hollow. It is sometimes quite a distance from any water.

Jamesp, saeedabbasi, PaulH, Luis52, ramthakur, Argus, MMM, SkyF, bobair, Raptorman has marked this note useful
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Hi Rick,
what interesting birds. Wow the male almost looks unreal , I've never seen a duck this color. Great photo, perfect color and contrasts. TFS

Thanks for your comments on my photo " Morning Relections (12)" :o)

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-05-01 10:47]

Hi Rob

A really nice shot of a species new to me. Lovely colours and composition.



Hi dear Rick ,
very nice image with beautiful colours.
well composed.
thanks for sharing and good note.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-01 11:52]

Hi Rick,

I have not seen these before. A wonderful color. And you are right - there colors are completely different! Beautiful colors and sharp details. A very lovely setting.


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-05-01 11:57]

Hi Rick,

well spotted! The one on the left looks almost wooden...something you're not telling us? ;o)

great shot, thanks for sharing...


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-05-01 12:20]

Hola Rick.- I had never seen this Cinnamon before. Your photo is very sharp with nice colors. and grate BG. the grass looks exelent. Luis52.

A cute pair of Cinnamon Teals, Rick.
Apparently, the more colorful one ought to be the male of the species.
A beautiful capture in natural surroundings.

very good capture rick I have never seen a cinnamon teal before and I like the look of them. well done and thanks.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-05-01 14:51]

Hello Rick,
Superb capture of a Cinnamon Teal pair, a species new to me. Excellent sharpness, compo., and natural BG. The male is certainly striking.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-05-01 15:49]

Hello Rick
I never saw that duck before.I agreed it look unreal.Very sharp image wiht nice colors.Good POV
TFS Michel

This is really nice Rick. I love your shots in natural habitats. This is a lovely shot, beautifully exposed and sharp.
I really like seeing the two together. Even their eyes are different.

Evelynn : )

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-01 20:09]

Hello Rick

Wonderful capture of these cinnamon teals.Very good details and colours.Composed in a lovely natural setting.Thanks for posting these not oft seen ducks.Well done.


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-01 21:35]

Hi Rick,
is this real or is it one of those perfectly carved decoys. Its a gorgeous bird, and you captured its details perfectly. Sharpness, colors and sharpeness are excellent.

Hi Rick,
very nice to see these two.It is amazing how similar their bills look to the northern shoveler's.So far I have not seen these ducks about so your photo is nice to see.Very good colour and focus along with your POV make this an excellent photo.Tfs. Bob

Hello Rick , very good comp. sharpness and eye contact is beautiful , TFS and good luck.

Magnfifique couleurs, composition et sujet.

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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2007-05-02 14:46]

hi Rick
very nice image
TFS and best wishes

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-05-03 3:25]

What a cute shot of this pair in their natural environment.
Great job, Rick.
The details are so sharp, and the light and exposure are spot on.
TFS. : )

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