Northern Shoveler (transitional plumage)
- aruntp (5379)
- [2012-11-25 21:21]
this is a beautiful species. good closeup. nicely taken. tfs.
- devildoc (2851)
- [2012-11-25 22:46]
I have never seen this duck before (in real). Lovely lateral presentation, perfect focus, and he seems to be "eyeing" you with his peripheral vision! A 1000mm lens? How close were you? TFS
- mwmod99 (14196)
- [2012-11-25 22:50]
Geee ...what a character !!! ...and what a confidence this body setup reveals !!! ...and understandable, when having such a rare beak ...as large as a Caterpillar scoop ! Luvit!
- rapidshot (2844)
- [2012-11-25 23:59]
Really nice shot Ruby. It's clear and with good colours. It's transitional feathers almost make it look like it's got the body of a Mallard. I love the beak. I've never seen one of these. It's a pleasure to see. TFS Trevor
- Xplorer (2187)
- [2012-11-26 6:49]
Good capture with the grasses nicely offsetting the plumb central duck. Never seen this interesting transition plumage before on the ones that come to India in winter. They always have that beautiful green colour on the head and neck against which the yellow eye stands out superbly. Hope to spot some of these soon now.
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2012-11-27 7:31]
Nice capture of this very unique looking and pretty duck. Love the super large and heavy duty bill it carries.
I have only seen this duck once, and that was two years ago at a small reservoir nearby. There were two males and a female, who at one time came as close as twenty yards to me before they decided to take off. They were in full breeding plumage, which made them a spectacular sight to view. I didn't have my camera with me and often think about my missed opportunity to photograph this gorgeous bird.
I'm glad you had much better luck then I did. Thank you for posting a photo of this beautiful Northern Shoveler.
- energypolice (10)
- [2012-11-27 19:22]
Excellent capture of this beautiful Northern Shoveler, very sharp details in the feathers, and with the sky reflecting off the water gives a good blend to background.