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White-Faced Whistling Duck


White-Faced Whistling Duck
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-09-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of South Africa - Part 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2016-10-15 6:58
Viewed: 1630
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured this picture of 'White-Faced Whistling Duck' (Dendrocygna viduata) at Rondebult Bird Sanctuary which is hardly 10/15 minutes drive from our home. We reached early in the morning and noticed flock of this species were flying and plunging on the water bodies. I took this picture from a hide which is situated bit higher than water level. We were lucky, none were there that day and we used five hides nicely.

White-Faced Whistling Duck is a whistling duck that breeds in sub-Saharan Africa and South America. This species has a long grey bill, long head, and longish legs. It has white face and crown and black rear head.
I like its 'Three Note Whistling Call'
If you are interested then visit Wikipedia and there you could listen to its nice Whistling call.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-10-15 7:15]

Hello Srikumar,
What a beautiful photo! fantastic sharpness, details and wonderful clear colors. Very beautiful background too. Attractive pose and POV.
Regards,
Peter

hallo Sri
very nice picture of this beautiful coloured ducky
great shot
thanks gr lou

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely bird with fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Excellent BG Excellent subject by excellent 3D image well done HOTELCALIFORNIA

Perfect capture. Greetings, Ori

Hi Sri,
This is gorgeous. Fantastic colors, exposure, sharpness, lights and most of all composition, I especially love the sharp moiree effect on the wings and the contrast between the vibrant colors of the duck and the dull blue of the water - beside the spectacular compo, of course. A photo to be proud of. Bravo.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-10-16 14:24]

Hello Srikumar,
Absolutely gorgeous bird with stunning colors and beautiful markings in its plumage. Exceptional detail and captured in an attractive pose. Great shot!!
Ron

Nice capture of the whistler, the exposure is spot on.

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