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Ring-necked Duck (Drake)

Ring-necked Duck (Drake)
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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: 2010-02-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-27 17:48
Viewed: 3609
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The very first photo that I posted here on TN. was of a lone Ring-necked Duck. This is my second shot of one that was taken at the same body of water in Arizona.

This is one duck that I have never viewed here in Ohio, although I know they do migrate through from time to time. The ring around the ducks neck isn't visible in this photo, but I posted a group shot a few weeks ago that clearly shows the rust colored ring.

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Hi Ron
I love your Ring-necked Duck! He has a very unique body shape. The composition is excellent the way he's placed in the water with his reflection. Nice sharp detail, colour and lighting.
TFS Janice

Hello Ron,
Lovely capture with such nice colours and very good focus.
Fine composition with amazing contrast and sharpness.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-03-28 0:57]

Hi Ron
Wonderful capture this lovely little duck!
Details are great and colors great!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-03-28 3:06]

Hello Ron,
Beautiful photo of this American version of our Tufted Duck. Very nice colours and good sharpness. Also a beautiful coloured surroundings. The reflection of the duck without beak is funny. Excellent POV and composition.

Hi Ron

Fine shot of this colourful drake. Great sharpness and composition.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-03-28 7:55]

Hello Ron
Superb close up of this very rare specie in my country
Thanks for sharing

Hello Ron.
This duck is a rare beauty!
The composition is clear and wonderful!
Perfect framing, image very well detailed.
Josť Roberto

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-03-28 10:40]

Hi Ron.
It is wonderful species. And I am impressed with quality of the image. Even dark feathers are reflected perfectly. Exposure of the shot is spot on as well as DOF and sharpness of all image. Water surface is nice decoration of the scene. Superb job. My best regards and TFS.

hello Ron

beautiful photo of the Ring-necked Duck, with fine POV, DOF,
fine focus, great sharpness and details of the highlights
and shadows of the duck's plumage, beautiful reflection, TFS


Hi again Ron, another lovely and awesome post!
TFS and cheers,

Hello Ron
this Ring-necked Duck is a very beautiful bird, i like his yellow eye in his black head but also his colored beak
wonderful POV, lighting and sharpness
excellent capture
Have a good night

Hi Ron, another wonderful cath of a drake with nice reflections, detail and wonderful composition.
Kind regards

Namaste Ron,
nice capture of this beautiful duck with perfect light and very good depth. Superb colours also. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Ron.
Nice picture of this pretty bird with interesting colors of it.
Well done.
Best regards.Alin.

Hi Ron,

The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Ring-necked duck. It is clear and precise. The afternoon light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-05-23 18:13]

Hello Ron,
This is a really outstanding image with fantastic quality throughout. Great piece of work Ron.

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