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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5000, Fujinon 10X zoom
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/340 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Australia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-12-07 6:20
Viewed: 4964
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Radjah Shelduck (Tadorna radjah) is a large uncommon duck (60cm) of tropical northern Australia, where it frequents a variety of freshwater and brackish wetlands and paperbark swamps. Often found in pairs to small flocks with other waterfowl, it feeds on invertebrates and grazes on aquatic plants, though few data exist on its preferred food. They nest through late summer and autumn (February-June) in large hollow tree limbs, laying 6-14 eggs.
We found this one wandering through the caravan park where we stayed at Berry Springs next to a large wetland where there were several pairs. The plumage is similar between the sexes

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-12-07 7:26]

Una bonita imagen con buenos detalles y agudeza.
Los tonos blancos se aprecian demasiado lisos... sin tantos detalles.
De todas formas, la composicion es muy agradable.

A pretty image with good details and sharpness.
The white tones are appraised too smooth... without so many details.
In any case, the composition is very pleasant.

Good post Chris. Nice clear shot of this pretty bird. Interesting notes. Well done

Very interesting post Chris. Your specimens are all amazing creatures. Very nice shot of it too. Well done.

Chris, Good shot of this uncommon duck from your part of the world. Good note also. Thanx!

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-12-07 22:38]

I like the eye on this guy. The composition is good and and so is the exposure.

Very well done and thanks for posting

Good shot Chris, nice soft colors.
Well done.

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