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Wood Duck 2

Wood Duck 2
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Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 509] (3544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-10-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 600 mm f/4 II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-23 21:00
Viewed: 2016
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One more from my recent trip.

Few sights are more spectacular then a Wood Duck drake in full breeding plumage perched on a log and the females put other plain mottled hens to shame.

Both sexes have a crested head. In males, the head has many hues of purple and green with two white lines running from the base of the bill and from the front of the eye to the crest. Chin and throat are white and the large eyes are red. A burgundy chest and purplish back and tail complete a handsome plumage. Hens have striking white rings surrounding their eyes on their sooty grey head. As in the male, chin and throat are white. Chest, sides and flanks are grey-brown and the belly is white.

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interesting species. good sharpness and contrast. tfs.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-10-24 5:49]

Hi Peter
Beautiful composition.Excellent low pov and great sharpness.Great colours and light I also like the reflextion on the water and the catch light in the eye.Very nice background blur and colour.
TFS Michel

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-10-24 11:22]

Hi Peter
Perfect sharpness and great light

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