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Ringed Teal

Ringed Teal
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-19 9:23
Viewed: 1992
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Ringed Teal (Callonetta leucophrys) is a small duck of South American forests. It is the only species of the genus Callonetta. Usually placed with the dabbling ducks (Anatinae), this species may actually be closer to shelducks and belong in the subfamily Tadorninae; its closest relative is possibly the Maned Duck.[2]
The male and female remain colourful throughout the year, lacking an eclipse plumage. The drake has a rich chestnut back, pale grey flanks and a salmon-coloured breast speckled in black. A black band runs from the top of its head down to the nape. Females have an olive-brownish back with the head blotched and striated in white, with pencilled barring on a pale chest and belly. Both have a dark tail, a contrasting pale rump, and a distinctive white patch on the wing. Bills are grey and legs and feet are pink in both sexes. Pairs easily bond. Their contact calls are a cat-like mee-oowing in ducks, a lingering peewoo in drakes.
The Ringed Teal breeds in north-west Argentina and Paraguay, also occurring in Bolivia, Brazil and Uruguay. Their habitats include tropical, swampy forests and marshy clearings in well-wooded lowlands, as well as secluded pools and small streams.(wikipedia)

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Hello Siggi,

We are neighbors today...you have captured a beautiful Ringed Teal with very nice coloration, details & sharpness.

Well done & TFS


hello Siegfried
very nice and sharpness picture with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Siggi,
Excellent photo,wonderfully presented birds,excellent clarity and colors,beautiful compozition.
Best regards

Witaj Siggi,
Perfekcyjna fota, arcyciekawa. Niesamowita kaczka dziwaczka, pieknie kolorowa, swietna poza. Co za ostrosc. Podoba mi sie woda!

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  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 14] (8)
  • [2012-04-19 10:46]

I like the colors and details of the feathers. Great POV. Good capture.

Ciao Siegfried. Outstanding MF! Superb graphic effects and metallic colours. Impresive DOF. BG just a show!


it is like a painting this picture Siggi, congratulations ! i love the colors and the background,

ciao, tino

Hello Siggi,
Beautiful. Unreal! Fabulous!!!!! And this is a valid critique...not a comment.

Ciao Siggi, nice bird in fantastic poser, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-19 14:08]

Hi Siggi,beautiful specie and magnificent original position,very perfect details and a beautiful abstract background too,the colors seems another time a little undersaturated,the metallic green needs to be pump up a little..eehe...have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

The abstract looking BG and the preening posture of the Teal make this picture a work of art, Siegfried.
The various shades of colour on the Teal are also very well captured.
Thanks and regards.

Hello Siggi
Interesting bird and beautiful photo with good composition and nice soft colours

Hello Siggi,
Excellent photo of this interesting duck,Ringed Teal, very useful description too, TFS!

Hello Siggi,
Great photography with excellent sharpness.Beautiful color and timing.


Hello Siggi.
This is unique pose and love the way you have taken the shot, The feather is beautiful with details so well defined. the natural tone is to my likng.
Kind regards.

Hi Siggi, Wow what a fantastic capture of this Ringed Teal my good friend, splendid sharpness, fabulous lighting and what an amazing background effect the overcast lighting has, great effort and very well done,
Best Regards,


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-04-20 7:51]

Hello Siggi!
WOw, this is wonderful - a real piece of art! Fantastic timing, wonderful details and colours and I love the background too!
Many thanks and best regards, Ulla

Bonjour Siegfried,
L'exploitation de cette circonvolution est remarquable par la finesse des détails, magnifiquement colorés, qu'elle dévoile dans une belle lumière et sous une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-04-21 12:58]

Hi Siggi!
Great portrait, with superb sharpness and impressive details of the plumage. Excellent lighting and marvellous DOF.
Also the pose of the bird is very nice...may be it needs a scratching :)))
Very well done: congratulations.
Ciao and nice Sunday! Vanda

Magnífico el momento captado. Excelente trabajo a mi entender amigo Siegfried.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-04-22 16:57]

Hello Siggi,
Definitely a new bird for me and so attractive. Not sure what settings you used to get the duck in sharp focus, yet keep the water in a blurred swirl, but I think it is Great!! The plumage on this duck is really amazing as every other section of feathers seems to be a different color. A real beauty which I would love to see in a full opened wing pose. Well done!!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-04-22 21:42]

Hello Siegfried,
such a lovely view with pleasant colors and splendid blurry grey background.
I love the composition of colours of the feathers.
so special and you presented it so well.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-24 1:21]

Hello Siggi,
What a fantastic sharp detailed teal. Taken from an excellent POV in beautiful colours and a nice pose. Good composition.

Hello Siggi
Bravo et merci pour cette belle réussite

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