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Northern Shoveler (Male)

Northern Shoveler (Male)
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-04-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Anatidae photos -2- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2016-04-11 17:25
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Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One duck that I look forward to seeing every spring is the Northern Shoveler. This duck is quite unique looking due to it's long shovel like bill. It normally swims very low as it pushes it's spatula bill through the water in order to strain out tiny food particles.

I can usually find the Northern Shoveler in the back waters of Magee Marsh situated along the shores of Lake Erie. The day started off fairly nice except for the wind, which became more intense as the day went on. It eventually started to spit some snow which is visible in the photo.

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Hello Ron,
This specie I meet also in my country. It is a colorful specie with nice green feather on the head. I am glad that you meet it because you take a exceptional image with sharp details despite the snow.....
Thanks for sharing this beauty which in my region is rare and very shy.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-12 9:11]

Hi Ron,the sharpness of this pic is a miracle,aboslutely perfect details on the duck despite the very difficult light,and you freeze too the snowflakes in a wonderful way,original capture of this specie in this cold start of springtime,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Ron, great capture of beautiful duck, nice ambientation, fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-04-12 10:25]

Hello Ron,
Nice photo of this Northern Shoveler. Good sharpness and natural colors. We can see them more and more in our area.

Hello Ron,
Beautiful Duck in its natural habitat. I like its color. Nicely captured from low POV to show its world.
Thanks for sharing your work,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2016-04-16 6:12]

Hi Ron,
Beautiful images of this lovely duck ..
Good sharp nice natural colors details and a nice composition.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Ron

It is a duck species that I have never seen in real, I would love one day to
have that chance and take it in photo, great shot with very fine low POV
obtaining its wonderful eye-contact, TFS


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