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Rippled Reflections

Rippled Reflections
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Copyright: brenda stevens (drchoneydew) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 38 N: 475] (3501)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Rebel T2, Canon EF400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-01-17 16:50
Viewed: 1713
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This beautiful American Black Duck presented within a reflected pool of blue. Almost missed her as she was preening away. She was spied during a recent Trek through the Wetlands of Florida. The hen has this very dark olive bill while the Drake has more of a light greenish yellow. Will add another pic in Workshop of her rich plumage and one view of the Reserve itself

You can also identify this species via wing Plumage. Found this great site for detailed chart documentation which sites the wing character; "tertial coverts" and notches. All quite fascinating
black duck

Anas rubripes
The Black Duck is primarily found in Eastern North America. Its size, body structure and flight characteristics closely resemble the Mallard.

Length: 24"
Weight: 2 3/4 lbs.

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To tuslaw: LOL good! cuz it took me FOREVER to add that sitdrchoneydew 1 01-17 17:56
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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-01-17 17:24]
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Hello Brenda,
Now this is one gorgeous image. Love the cute pose and rich colors in her well detailed plumage. Her reflection in the sky blue water with it's rippled effect is so pleasing to view. A real beauty and well worth the effort it took to capture this eyecatching shot.
PS. I am going to have to check your waterfowl identification site a little more, it looks to be very interesting and helpful.

Hello Brenda,
An amazing capture with a lovely pose and fine details of plumage,wonderful light,perfect exposure and excellent colours luminosity.

Hi Brenda,
nice reflections in water. Amazing colours. Interesting pose of the bird.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • deons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 55] (595)
  • [2013-01-17 22:27]

Hi Brenda
Nice photo of the black duck.
Lovely reflection and ripples on the water.
The light blue feathers on the wing is interesting.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-01-17 22:35]

A nice shot Brenda!
I like the circles in this image, the round shape of this preening black Duck and the circular ripples below her. Great colours, lighting and composition with her reflection too.
Thanks from the cold North, we have 2ft of snow :((

Hallo Brenda
What a lovely duck is this American Black Duck with its beautiful patterns in its plumage and how beautifully you captured it. I also like the variation of different colours in its plumage. I agree with Ron that the ripples in the water is just as pleasant to look at, as the duck itself. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

這樣好像連體嬰 照的有創意
就連鴨子的倒影 都很美麗

Ciao Brenda, great capture of lovely duck, fantastic reflections, splendid sharpnesss, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-17 23:25]

Hello Brenda
exciting ripples as well as the reflection, The light blue water is so nice and pleasant. But the feathers are realy marvellous.
exciting details.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-18 0:22]

Hello Brenda,
Beautiful photo of this Black Duck in a nice pose, good sharpness and splendid natural colours. Indeed, pleasant reflection.

Hi Brenda,
a nice picture of a fine Duck from your hands an camera.
The pose is very nice.
IMO it's a bit to centred but it's of course personal.
Well done,

Hello brenda,
I like this picture for the nice pose of this beautiful American Black Duck.
great sharpness and colour.
best wishes,

Dear Brenda,
Wow...your pic is full of kindness!Awesome POV and so beautiful refletions.I love it!Thanks for sharing.Thanks also to be kind with me and my pics...;)
Big hug,

Hi Brenda
Very nice photo. I really like the composition and pose. Lots of symmetry and the colour is beautiful. Good clarity and POV.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

Hello Brenda,
Excellent photograph of this American Black Duck, excellent sharpness and details in the feathers, outstanding composition, outstanding back ground and lighting.

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