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Endangered 3
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Copyright: Michael Halliday (pompey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon EF 75-300/4.0-5.6 III, Skylight
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-11-20 13:53
Viewed: 4314
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
White Winged Duck.

Back to Arundel for my first duck pictures for a while.

In 1997 it was estimated that there were only 450 birds left in the wild and spread between Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia (Sumatra), India and Myanmar. It is thought to now be extinct in Malaysia and Java.

It inhabits pools and marshes in dense, swampy forest where it depends on trees for roosting and nesting. The White-winged Duck is very secretive and feeds mainly at night on seeds, grain, rice, snails and fish.
It has suffered from loss of habitat and hunting pressure and is now classified as Endangered by Birdlife International.
Photographed at the Wetland and Wildfowl Centre in Arundel, Sussex.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-11-20 13:57]

Hi Michael,

Excellent shot and well done on the composition. Beautiful and well presented.

Mike

An interesting specimen Michael.Unusual to think of a duck feeding at night.I guess its days must be considered as numbered.Its pretty hard to conserve anything edible in Indonesia from what I hear.
Cheers, Steve

Thanks for sharing this awesome close-up of this rare bird and sad to hear about it's almost certain demise. The detail show up really well in the close composed image. Paul :)

Hi Michael,
Excellent composition and framing on this shot. I really like these tight cropped portraits. Beautiful colors and detail in this shot. An superb job!
Scott

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-11-20 23:15]

Hi Michael!
Excellent portrait of that duck. Good composition, excellent focus and exposure. I like the black frame with the red line.
Great shot and TFS.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-11-21 2:08]

Good portrait Michael. Well composed and sharp details. Colors and bg are great. Well done & TFS!

Regards,
Pieter

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-11-21 3:08]

This is such a pretty duck, Michael. A new one for me.
It is very colorful and has interesting markings.
Sharp details and great POV. Well done and TFS. : )

Excellent portrait shot Michael. Great lighting, details and sharpness, nice bg and contrast. Very well done. Thanks for sharing.

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