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Red Crested Porchard

Red Crested Porchard
Photo Information
Copyright: Michael Pancier (srcohiba) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 17] (272)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-12-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 70-200 mm f 2,8 L IS-USM
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-28 8:49
Viewed: 3377
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Located in an exotic garden on the grounds of Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, this sole remaining Red Crested Porchard attracts avian photographers from around the world. The other porchards were eated by a salt water crocodile that frequents the area. These ducks when in breeding plumage are quite attractive and are most fun to photograph. Here, Pancho, as we call this guy, stood long enough for me to photograph his profile.

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Probably the Jennifer Aniston among the ducks. Even better...sorry Jennifer!

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2006-09-28 12:04]

Hi Michael,

And a really exotic looking Porchard it is!
Beautiful colours, great portrait.
Thanks for sharing.

Greetings, Nel

  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-28 13:54]

Bello primer plano de esta vistosa ave Michael.
La agudeza, el colorido y un excelente DOF acompañado de un fondo limpio y difuso, componen una bonita presentación.
Saludos... Ricardo

Beautiful close of this showy bird Michael.
The sharpness, the coloring and an excellent DOF accompanied by a clean and diffuse bottom, they compose a nice presentation.
Greetings... Ricardo

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-09-28 14:42]

That's a very beautiful portrait of the Pochard! Very sharp, great colours.
TFS, Ulla

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-09-28 15:27]

This is a wonderfull duck.
Very nice details, sharpness and colors. Very good POV
gr. paula

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-09-28 18:09]

Hi Michael

What a fantastic looking bird, the compositon is beautiful with a great pose, the detail is lovely and sharp and the colours are just perfect. I hope Pancho keep away from those croc's.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • Valf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 120] (522)
  • [2006-09-28 23:17]

Hi Micheal,
Good portrait of this duck. The head is very sharp, just the beak that the details are a little less sharp (f/4), but that's not critical. Beautiful colors and good composition.
Regards, Francois

Hi Michael

A beautiful head shot. Lovely colours, good catchlight in the eye, complimentary neutral background. Excellent camera work of this stunning species!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-09-29 1:01]

I love the colors on this duck, Michael.
And that red eye is just fantastic.
Sharp details and excellent exposure in a great POV.
TFS. : )

hi michel, very nice portret of this interesting and beautiful bird.

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