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A small very pretty duck

A small very pretty duck
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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Canada (chapter two) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-28 6:02
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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A small very pretty duck
Green-winged Teal (male)
Anas crecca

I photographed him at Ecomuseum in the West of the Island of Montreal.

Fairly common, the little (37cm) Green-winged Teal inhabits shallow freshwater marshes, ponds and densely vegetated inland lakes and streams. With their rounded heads, narrow bills and short bodies, Green-winged Teal are small, dark and compact overall. Breeding males display a chestnut crown, face and throat bordered by an iridescent-green earpatch outlined in white. A conspicuous, vertical white bar near the top of the wing contrasts with the buff-and-black spotted breast. The female is a nondescript, mottled brown, although the neck and head are slightly paler than the rest of the body. The bright-green speculum (the brilliant swatch of color on the leading edges of the wings) is present in all plumages and is bordered in buff and white. The white belly is particularly visible when these birds are in flight.

No post-processing on this photo. Only resized for TN.
Thank you for looking. I hope you like him.

sAner, Comandante, wallhalla15, Janice, Fisher, dew77, annagrace, hummingbird24, Paulosousa, ellis49, liquidsunshine, Runnerduck, Esox, coasties, red45, TAZ has marked this note useful
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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-06-28 6:12]

Wow, what a beauty, Luc! I have never seen a duck like that. The colors are gorgeous. Very crisp details. I love the background. It really complements the subject very well. Congratulations. TFS. : )

Une photo parfaite, Luc, avec ce petit plus que constitue l'arrière-plan dégagé derrière le canard et présent devant lui. Une belle composition pour un très bel oiseau. très beaux détails aussi.

One again, Nice capture. What sort of magnification was used in this shot? It doesnt seem startled at all by your presence

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-28 6:59]

Wonderful colors and great composition! This is really, really lovely Luc. Sharp details, great POV & DOF! Well done & TFS!


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-06-28 7:46]

Absolutely stunning Luc. His colours and patterns are so sharp and clear. Great composition, he's a real darling. Very good shot, I like it.

Luc, what a beauty.!!!
Beautiful composition and details. Excellent composition.


A gorgeous capture, Luc! The focus and colors are spectacular. Nice post,


Not only pretty, but looking quite jovial as well.
The S2 is a good match for your skills Luc, this is another wonderful composition.
The details are sharp, colors are brilliant, and lighting is perfect.
Well done, thank you

Great portrait, Luc.
The colours are amazing.
Very well composed and exposed, great details and good POV.
Excellent work, my very young and old friend.


Perfect portrait shot Luc,
This is, as you say a very pretty duck (even Joanna must like this one!)
Crystal clear details, strong colours, perfect exposure and very well composed. DOF and POV are spot on. The BG is excellent.
Thanks for posting

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-06-28 12:18]

well taken my friend,
I realy like the crop you made here, great details, fantastic colours, good light, good in pov and a fantastic dof, very good job,
gr. Jaap

Composition: ****
Sharpness: ****
Color: ****
DOF: ****
POV: ****
Note: ****
Well done.

Stunning. Amazing detail, incredibly sharp.
The colours are incredible.
The bg is fantastic.
Thank you for sharing this image.

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2005-06-28 15:13]

Razorsharp shot!
Didn't ever see this specie.
Great portrait, clear, with superb colour and lighting.
Thanks for sharing, it's a pleasure to see.

Hi Luc,

An excellent portrait on this Green-winged Teal. The composition is superb. Very Nice Shot!


Lovely close-up Luc. Awesome detail. What a lovely colour. Nice catchlight in the eye. Crisp, clear and tack sharp. Nice work. Thanks.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-06-29 3:13]

Right Luc! Small and pretty. Nice portrait of this cute bird, very colorfull and detailed.

Hey Luc, what a lovely Lady. This is a excellent Picture. Very nice duck ;-) Beautifull colors with very good sharpness and very good details. Well done!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-06-29 3:26]
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Hello Luc!
Great lady portrait.Vivid colors,clear eyes and details,framing and composition are perfect.

Hello Luc!
Very nice capture.Colors,details and composition are excelent.thanks for sharing.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-30 3:30]

Waouh ! Quel playboy ce beau mâle ! Vous avez encore réalisé et réussi un magnifique portrait ! Couleurs splendides et détails excellent. Merci Luc.

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