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Tadorna tadorna 2

Tadorna tadorna 2
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-14
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-21 8:46
Viewed: 2628
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tadorna tadorna (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Shelduck

Tadorna tadorna is a large duck in the family Anatidae. It has a very striking coloration with white body, chestnut patches, black belly, and a dark green head and neck. The bill is bright red. The breeding male has a red prominent knob at the forehead. It breeds in temperate areas of Europe and Asia wintering in subtropical regions.

In Cyprus Tadorna tadorna is a common winter visitor mainly at the salt lakes.

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Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Beautiful sight.But to me it's not an easy shot.So many time I tried to capture flying bird,but most of the time got blank!Nice sharp focus on subject with natural colour.I like the way they are traveling together.Good details too.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,
Thanks for your valuable comment on my simple picture.It will help me to capture better one.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-12-21 9:12]

Giasou Christodoulos,
Very beautiful photo!
Good angle and presentation. Great capture of the Common Shelduck couple.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Christodoulos. Impresive photo. Very dificult flying bird. Beautiful colours and nice Sharp focus.
Have a nice weekned.

hallo Christodoulos
super good sharpness and nice details of this ducky's good light with beautiful colours

they lives here also and breeding in hole's of rabbits
greeting lou

Hello Christodoulos,
An amazing catch!remarkable details,clarity,colours,over and above the perfection of timing to freeze the rhythm.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-12-21 10:15]

Hello Christodoulos,
Great timing! The simultaneous poses are impressive. Great sharpness, details and very beautiful colours.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-21 10:19]

Hi Chris,what a beautiful capture,it seems an excercise of syncronized flight...ehhe...great timing and fantastic quality of details and colors,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-12-21 11:31]

Hi Christodoulos.
Great picture of the charming duet. Superb timing, exceptional exposure and colours rendition. I welcome precise framing and reflection the shadows form birds in the frame. Excellent job. TFS and warm regards.

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of fantastic in-flight couple, perfect focus, fine details, excellent sharpness, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

nice coordinated pair, have a nice weekend, Ori

Hi Christodoulos, An awesome pose of this in-flight birds in pairs. Beautiful wings with splendid angles. Nice to include the shadows of them to give a sense of height. Wonderful presentation with stunned sharpness and details. Best regards,

Hello Christodoulos
Nice perspective.
Good timing. Wonderful colour and clarity.
Best wishes.

Hi Chris

not an easy shot. Well captured, sharp and good lighting too.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-12-21 19:39]

Hello Christodoulos,
What a fine looking pair of Common Shelducks. Their markings and colors are simply gorgeous. You have captured them perfectly in this attractive inflight shot. A pleasure to view!!

Hi Chrimakris
excellent shot. no comments. I want to give u more points..but I cant.


Giasou Christodoulos,
照的清晰 很漂亮的一對雁子
很有規則 真是魅力極了
尤其是光線掌握的很美也很清晰 很棒的角度
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hello Chtistodoulos,
Fantastic flight synchronization.

This is an amazing image! I do not wish to offend anyone but, in my opinion, most of the critiques above are an understatement. It is fantastic! And I do not know how you achieved it. Maybe it took a lot of patience and I cannot think that it could have been a luck shot. Once again, what a fabulous image. Congratulations.

Hi Christodoulos
The 2 shadows are just perfect to make a great picture an outstanding one

Hi Christodoulos,
beautiful photo. Excellent! What a timing! Great sharpness and details. Perfect. Congratulations!

Hello Christodoulos,
What a beauty....Thanks for visiting my gallery!
The composition is wonderful. Very nice POV and outstanding clarity. What a perfect image....

Hello Christodoulos

Symmetrical great aerodynamic flight of these Common Shelducks,
the light coming directly to their white plumage it is giving also a special effect, TFS


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-12-22 21:36]

Fine capture of this ducks flying in perfect synchronization captured with good timing..lovely frame. tfs.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-12-23 15:21]

Hola Christodoulos , una hermosa foto con composición inusual y muy dificil de lograr; me gusta el entorno, la luz, color y sobre todo poder ver la sincronización de estas bellas aves al volar...saludos.

thanks Chris,for your job on Trek Nature, always of great quality
happy Christmas with your beloved ones

Hello Christodoulos,
An amazing shot! Beauty in the sky.

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