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Male Merganser chasing a female

Male Merganser chasing a female
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-04-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-20 4:43
Viewed: 1496
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Common Merganser
Harle bièvre

Family: Anatidae
Length: 58-72cm
Habitat: Lakes, rivers in forested areas
Distribution: Northern Hemisphere

These ducks are living on the river Aar for some years now (mostly in wintertime and Spring)
It was quite impressive how decided and how quick this male Merganser was in chasing the female.
We can also see on the picture that they have quite a different plumage.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-11-20 6:01]

Male chasing female, how romantic...well captured action image. liked the splash of water, may be they are playing. tfs.

Hello Anna
Your picture always carrying some story.
here is also.
an eternal chasing!
nice picture indeed.
best wishes.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-20 7:23]

Hello Anne,
Very nice photo of these ducks. Excellent sharpness and a fine diagonal composition.

hallo Anne
very nice details and lovely colours
good composition to see this
greeting lou

Hello Anna,
Lovely image of this couple,nice details and a beautiful composition.

Hi Anne,
interesting situation. A lot of details. Very good timing. Perfect presentation. Nice colours.
Have a nice evening,

Ciao Anne, fantastic action shoot, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Anne,
Natural picture.Splash of water behind them looking nice.
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)
  • [2013-11-20 11:53]

Salut Anne,pas besoin de lire le mois de cette capture...ehehe..une scene que j'ai vue plusieures les premiers jours du primtemps avec les canards sur le fleuve.Une photo au top de la qualite',les details sont impressionants malgre' la vitesse,tres bien fait! Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

Hi Anne,
Wonderful capture of such a dynamic scene of these beautiful ducks in love! Thanks for your note telling us the distinction in plumage between the male and female. I like the pic. Thanks and regards!

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-11-20 22:36]

good work. nicely presented and framed. excellent lighting and contrast. tfs.

Beautiful action photo Anne! Very good timing and composition! Good sharpness too.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-11-24 10:48]

Hello Anne,
I must say these two seem to be having a great and fun time while on the water, although I'm sure there is a little more to their behavior then just pure fun:)
I really like the way we can easily see the differences in the plumage of the male from the female. Your 1/1600 shutter speed has frozen the action perfectly giving us a sense of intense movement, yet allowing us to see both ducks in fine detail. Great job Anne!!!

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