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Cotton Teal(Male)

Cotton Teal(Male)
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Copyright: Joydeb Chaudhury (JoydebChaudhury) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 6 N: 860] (7753)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-18
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-20 7:53
Viewed: 1542
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Cotton Pygmy Goose or Cotton Teal (Nettapus coromandelianus) is a small perching duck which breeds in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, southeast Asia and south to northern Australia.
Small individuals of this species are the smallest waterfowl on earth, at as little as 160 g (5.6 oz) and 26 cm (10 in). White predominates in this bird's plumage. Bill short, deep at base, and goose-like.
Male in breeding plumage is glossy blackish green crown, with white head, neck, and underparts; a prominent black collar and white wing-bar. Rounded head and short legs. In flight, the wings are green with a white band, making the male conspicuous even amongst the huge flying flocks of the Lesser Whistling Duck, which share the habitat. Female paler, without either black collar and only a narrow or nonexistent strip of white wing-bar. In non-breeding plumage (eclipse) male resembles female except for his white wing-bar. Flocks on water bodies (jheels), etc.

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hallo Joy
super good sharpness and nice details
the colours are beautiful to
thanks greeting lou

hallo Joy
照的清晰 真是可愛的鴨子 色彩漂亮特別
表情單純凝視 眼睛發亮
尤其這蓮花池的花和它的蓮葉很漂亮 使構圖加添美麗

Hi Joydeb,
you have a very nice portrait of this cute white goose. Like.

Hello Joydeb,
A top quality image!!! One of the most interesting and lovely species of goose. The details, focus and sharpness are splendid. Lovely contrast against the background. Fantastic details and clarity. Gorgeous little fellow.
Thanks for sharing this beauty!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-08-20 9:09]

Hi Joy,beautiful low point of view to create this nice perspective and to take a piece of head reflections below,excellent exposure for the best white and the usual perfect details and colors.Have a good night and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-08-20 10:20]

Hello Joy,
Very nice photo of this remarkable duck in beautiful colours and excellent sharpness. Taken from a fantastic low POV in a splendid environment.

Hello Joydeb Da,
Beautiful Duck.Nice capture.I think you had to wait till the Duck cross these 'Saluk Flower'.You wanted this composition and got it.Nice details all over with natural colour.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-08-20 13:14]

Hello Joydeb,
what a beautiful duck, the colors and details are wonderful. POV, colors and sharpness are great. Well done.Regards Siggi

Hi Joy,
nice bird. Excellent depth of field and point of view. Nice composition and presentation.
Thanks for sharing,

Lovely Picture Joy!
good light with perfect catch light.
nice natural ambiance.
best wishes,
samiran da

Interesting species and impressive photo Joy! Very good composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

good angle and nicely presented species with excellent framing. tfs.

beautiful sharp image.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-08-23 15:00]

Very nice picture from a very good perspective. Congratulation.

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