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Common Goldeneye

Common Goldeneye
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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-02-26
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Anatidae photos -2- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2014-03-03 16:16
Viewed: 1910
Points: 12
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Common Goldeneye

Bucephala clangula

One of the few ducks that stay in the area if there is open water.

A medium sized duck. The female is chocolate brown and the male has a greenish head and white on it's sides. It's eyes are golden yellow.

The Goldeneye can be found through most of North America.

Hand Held

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-03-03 19:03]

Hello Janice,
Light, color, texture and action, your photo has them all. I have never had the opportunity to photograph this gorgeous duck, you have done it in a wonderful way. The reflection is definitely a bonus, but the overall atmosphere of lighting and shadows really captured my attention.
I love the way your obviously fast shutter has frozen the water droplets in mid air, while the splashes give us a definite indication of the ducks momentum. Beautiful shot!!

照的清晰 很漂亮的鴨子
顏色鮮豔華麗 在水滴濺起的湖面飛過 很美麗
光線亮麗 遠近的光線對比很特殊卻顯的很夢幻的漂亮
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hello Janice,
Beautiful scene.Nice colour and light.and this Duck added a different eye-catching natural ambiance here.
Thanks for sharing,

Welcome to TN after nearly one year's hiatus, Janice!
I'm personally very pleased to see old members returning to this depleted site.
Impressive picture of this lovely Duck taking off from water. The movement has been well captured and the bird is in sharp focus in the flying posture.
The blue and white of the surroundings complements the image.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-03-04 15:09]

HI Janice,great timing to take this goldeneye,the scenery is fantastic,excellent details despite the fast mouvement and beautiful reflections too,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Janice

WOW ! this is a great photo of the Common Goldeneye over the icy water
and its reflection on the water, the scenery with the cold light
gives dynamism to the image, TFS


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