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Gadwall - male

Gadwall - male
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2008-03-30
Categorias: Birds
Câmara: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 77mm HMC Super U.V.
Exposição: f/6.3, 1/800 segundos
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Tema(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Anatidae photos [view contributor(s)]
Data de Submissão: 2008-03-31 18:41
Visto: 3290
Favoritos: 2 [ver]
Pontos: 16
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
For Ahmet Karatash (Rousettus) and Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) - with my thanks for the comments on my previous posting.

Done at Marie Curtis Park at the East end of Mississauga on Lake Ontario in cold and very windy day.

A common duck of lakes and ponds, the Gadwall appears drab from a distance. But up close, the male shows a remarkable pattern of intricate markings on all of its body feathers.

Medium-sized duck.
Gray body and paler gray head.
Hind end black.
White patch in wing, may be hidden.

Size: 46-57 cm (18-22 in)
Wingspan: 84 cm (33 in)
Weight: 500-1250 g (17.65-44.13 ounces)

Other Names
Canard chipeau (French)
Pato ruidoso, Anade riente (Spanish)
(from "All About Birds")

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Hi Mario,
very nice to see this duck you have posted today,we have them here but I seldom ever see them.Everything about this photo is right on the nose for the exposure,colour and details.There is one thing that mars this otherwise fine photo and it is that horrible plastic bag that someone has carelessly thrown on the ground.I wish people wouldn't throw garbage away like that as it looks awful and can be dangerous to our wild friends.He really is a fine looking fellow and I like very much his plumage patterns as there is so much texture.I used to live near Marie Curtis Park back in the late eighties.Mario if you get the chance follow Etobicoke Creek from the lake north to the railroad bridge by the QEW.I used too and I saw deer,owls,skunks numerous little birds and the odd pheasant as well,and the last time I took a walk in the area was in 1989,even now you should still have some photo opportunities as there are no buildings allowed in the streams and rivers in the area as hurricane Hazel flooded out this creek and the others in the greater Toronto area. Thanks for this post. Bob

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-03-31 19:15]

Bonjour Mario,

Bravo pour cette belle présentation. Ce canard est magnifique et la qualité d'image est parfaite.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2008-03-31 19:55]

Felicitari, o poza minunata!

Hello Mario,
A lot of details...
Very good photograph.

hello Mario

another GREAT shot of a duck, superb POV
at the level of the subject, excellent DOF, lovely density
of the colours, and great sharpness & details,

i love to do shots of ducks but until now i am lucky
only with mallards and wood ducks, TFS alot


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-04-01 20:06]

hello Mario,
Amazingly sharp details and colors in this species wonderful plumage. Thank you for sharing this superb portrait Mario.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-03 9:17]

Hello Mario

Great detail in the plumage of this duck.I am impressed with the many species you are posting from your area.
The focus is sharp with excellent details.
Wonderful lighting and colours.
Super capture.


Hello Mario, dear friend
I am really sor for my delay. I was in field study and I away TN usually. many thanks for your nice words. I am pleasure to see anothore perfect capture of Anas strepera. Up to now, I have never seen it closer as much as this post with sharp details, wonderful POV, eyes contact. Superb coloration and greatly composed. Thanks for sharing. best wishes from Turkiye

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