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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot SX230IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-03 16:43
Viewed: 2428
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Aythya americana

Morillon à tête rouge, Fuligule à tête rouge (French)
Pato cabeza roja (Spanish)

An aptly named diving duck, the Redhead can be easily identified by its bright red head and gray back. Many female Redheads make no nests of their own, but instead lay their eggs in the nests of other ducks.

The Redhead is known to lay eggs in the nests of other Redheads, at least 10 other duck species, and even nests of the American Bittern and Northern Harrier. Many parasiticallly laid eggs fail to hatch.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-01-03 19:32]

Hello Manyee,
I really like your shot of this beautiful redhead Duck. Focus is tac sharp allowing us to see the fine detail and gorgeous colors in it's plumage. He has a very alert look on his face and was captured in an attractive pose. Well done!!

Hello Manyee,
Beautiful close framing of the redhead swimming gracefully on that surface. Great focus and exciting ripples around it.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hello Manyee
Beautiful photo with good composition, nice colors and good sharpness.

wonderful species of bird. good lighting and framing tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-04 0:41]

Hello Manyee,
Excellent photo of this Redhead in great sharpness and details. Beautiful natural colours. Nice composition.

Hello Manyee,
fine capture of this duck with good sharpness and nice details. I also like your well chosen POV and the beautiful colours.
Best wishes,

good capture with great sharpness and colour.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-01-04 6:22]

Hello Manyee,
beautiful image of this redhead in a perfect pose; excellent sharpness and nice shades of colour; splendid eye contact.
Well done!

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