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Long-tailed Duck 2

Long-tailed 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: 2009-02-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fauna of ARCTIC subregion: Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-19 14:38
Viewed: 5941
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 13
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Done on the shore of Lake Ontario - Toronto

Formerly known as Oldsquaw, the Long-tailed Duck breeds in the Arctic and winters along both coasts of North America. It is distinctive among ducks in plumage, molt sequences, foraging behavior, and vocalizations.

Medium-sized diving duck.
Mostly black-and-white plumage, varying throughout year.
Black wings in all plumages.
Male has long central tail feathers and often a pink band near tip of black bill.

Size: 38-58 cm (15-23 in)
Wingspan: 72 cm (28 in)
Weight: 500-1100 g (17.65-38.83 ounces)
(from "All About Birds")

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2009-02-19 15:37]

Hello Mario,
This is a very beautiful Duck... Very nice colors, I like the
way it swims. Very nice composition and POV... Well done


Hi Mario,
Excellent capture of this rare Duck, which can also be seen in the European side of Arctic. Great low POV, good composition, sharp fine details and beautiful colours.

  • Great 
  • Dan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 113 W: 0 N: 2] (18)
  • [2009-02-19 23:36]

Hi Mario, an interesting species in a beautiful photo. The colours and details are great.

Regards, Dan.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-20 0:26]

Hello Mario
Perfect capture with great details and beautiful colors.

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2009-02-20 2:09]

what a beautiful species, first time when I see this.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-20 5:42]

Hello Mario,
Excellent photo of this Long-tailed Duck. Very nice low POV, good sharp details and beautiful natural colours.

Hello Mario,
this is amazing beautiful duck species, which also occurs rarely in northern Turquie, in winter period. But ours almost only females. Two weeks ago, I saw a female and took some shots near Bulgarian border. As like most of other birds's male, its male more beautiful. I hope I can see it in nature in future.
Well, your capture wonderful. congratulations indeed and many thanks showing this beauty us. best wishes

great portrait, TFS Ori

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