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Muscovy duck

Muscovy duck
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Copyright: Raimundo Mesquita (mesquens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 168 W: 9 N: 287] (2073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX200 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Exotic Ducks Of The World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-03-07 6:24
Viewed: 2617
Points: 3
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Latin: Cairina moschata
Average length: M 31", F 23.6"
Average weight: M 7.72 lbs., F 3.86 lbs.
Description: Muscovy ducks are brownish-black in coloration, with iridescent green and purple dorsal plumage and white wing patches. The legs and feet are grayish-black and the iris is yellowish-brown. Males and females are similar in appearance, but males are nearly twice as large as females. In addition, males have a patch of bare black skin surrounded by pinkish-red caruncles (fleshy outgrowths) which extends from the back of the eye to the bill. Although relatively silent, the male produces a low hissing sound and the female has a short, weak "quack."
See www.ducks.org/hunting/waterfowl-id/muscovy-duck

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Hello Raimundo, my neighbour today.
very well captured pic with lot of detail and good natural colour.
TFS and best wishes,

Hi Raimundo,
Great color contrast and nice simple composition, but the image lacks sharpness, unfortunately. Probably you lost it through post-procession, because camera shake with 1/200 sec. is practically out of question. I advice you to use selective sharpening after re-sizing the image.
Best regards, László

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