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Netta rufina

Netta rufina
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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: 2012-05
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-05 9:46
Viewed: 2522
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina) is a large diving duck.
Their breeding habitat is lowland marshes and lakes in southern Europe and southern and central Asia. They are somewhat migratory, and northern birds winter further south and into north Africa.
Male & Female at Purbasthali in Bardhaman District of West Bengal, India.The adult male is unmistakable. It has a rounded orange head, red bill and black breast. The flanks are white, the back brown, and the tail black. The female is mainly a pale brown, with a darker back and crown and a whitish face.
These are gregarious birds, forming large flocks in winter, often mixed with other diving ducks, such as other pochards. They feed mainly by diving or dabbling. They eat aquatic plants, and typically upend for food more than most diving ducks.
Red-crested pochards build a nest by the lakeside among vegetation and lay 8-12 pale green eggs. The birds' status in the British Isles is much confused because there have been many escapes and deliberate releases over the years, as well as natural visitors from the continent. However, it is most likely that they are escapees that are now breeding wild and have built up a successful feral population. They are most numerous around areas of England including Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire. Wild birds occasionally turn up at places such as Abberton Reservoir, Essex.
The Red-crested Pochard is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.(wikipedia)

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Witaj Sasiedzie :)
Super wyraziste zdjecie. Bardzo dobre kolory. Ostrosc i detale superowe. Podoba mi sie odbicie w wodzie.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-06-05 9:54]

Hello Siggi,
Very fine capture of this male busy preening.
The POV is ideal and taken with top sharpness and natural colours with a nice movement of the calm water.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-05 10:50]

Hello Siggi,
Very nice photo of this Red-crested Pochard with the eye in focus. Excellent sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Taken from a very good POV.

Ciao Siegfried.
Complimenti per la superba nitidezza ed ottimi dettagli,spettacolari i colori con le loro sfumatura,molto molto bella nuovamente complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Weldone Siggi, this beautiful bird in an attractive pose



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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-06-05 12:23]

Hello Siggi,
Amazing photo of this male Duck, splendid lights and beautifl colors, TFS!

Hello Siggi,
Excellent photo,wonderfuly presented Netta rufina,excellent clarity and colours,beautiful compozition.

Ciao Siggi, great capture of lovely duck, fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 14] (8)
  • [2012-06-05 15:47]

This is a great picture of a colorful duck. The lighting seems to be perfect. I like the ripples in the water which seperates him from his shadow. Keep shooting.

A Classic pose for a classic cannard. I love the natural colours much on this one which you and you eye have brought out...well composed and an overall fine image well worthy of a good post sir!

Hello Siggi,

A great capture with fine coloration, details & sharpness. Very nicely composed & presented.

TFS & best wishes!


Lieber Siegfried,

A marvelous shot from a lovely diving duck with superb sharpness and clarity!
I like the light and exposure in this shot which are handled so professionally.
The DOF and POV are well executed, and the way the duck is behaving is well seen too.
Nice job!

Viele Grüße

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-06-06 0:27]

The relaxing pose of the Pochard beautiful captured with fine texture of the wings and colors. tfs.

Bonjour Siegfried,
Très bon angle de prise de vue, belle lumière et excellente profondeur de champ dans une bonne composition utilisant judicieusement le reflet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

hello Siegfried
very good sharpness picture of this Ducky
great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Siggi,
great capture of this little duck with excellent sharpness and lovely details. I also like the beautiful colours and the nice reflections.
Best wishes,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-06-06 7:07]

Hi Siggi,
Really beautiful,nice colours with excellent details.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Siegfried,
A marvelous composition. Wonderful species of duck. Excellent light......The details are fantastic. Very sharp and lovely natural colors. I have not seen this nice duck near my home city. This colorful duck is gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-06 9:51]

Hi Siggi,an excellent capture of this magnificent duck,i like the elegant head position,magnificent details,colors and reflections too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Witaj Siggi,
piękna Hełmiatka. Bardzo dobry kadr. Ładne kolory, zwłaszcza odcień czerwieni na dziobie.
Pozdrowienia - Sławek

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-06-06 20:47]

Hola Siegfried, que belleza de foto de este Pato que no conocía, excelente luz, enfoque, entorno composición que hacen lucir esta bella especie...saludos.

Hello Siggi
Interesting species and great photo with very good composition, nice pose, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

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