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Baikal Teal

Baikal Teal
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Copyright: Michael Halliday (pompey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
Rodzaj: Animals
Medium: Kolorowe
Data wykonania: 2005-03-19
Kategorie: Birds
Aparat: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon EF 75-300/4.0-5.6 III, Skylight
Naświetlenie: f/7.1, 1/400 sekund
More Photo Info: [view]
Wersja zdjęcia: Oryginalna wersja, Workshop
Temat(y): Ducks II, Exotic Ducks Of The World [view contributor(s)]
Dodano: 2005-03-19 12:03
Oglądane: 6714
Ulubione: 1 [Widok]
Punkty: 18
[Noty - Informator] Notatki Autora
Baikal Teal, Anas Formosa

I must stop showing pictures of this duck (this is the third one), i just can't help it, it is so beautiful.

Male: the breeding plumage of the adult male is unmistakable and very ornamental. It is similar and closely related to the Green-winged Teal Anas crecca, although slightly larger. The top of the head is dark brown to black, with buff and green patches on the face surrounded by white and black. The breast is light brown, speckled with black; the sides are finely vermiculated bluish-grey. The scapulars are long and taper to a point, buff lined with black and chestnut. The bill is dark grey to black, legs and feet grey. Female: very similar to the Green-winged Teal hen, but larger and having a dark-bordered, white patch at the base of the bill.
Migratory, breeds in central and eastern Siberia, winters in China, Japan & Korea. Occasionally wanders to the Aleutian Islands and Alaska and has been reported as far south as California. Birds seen elsewhere in North America are more than likely escaped aviary birds. During the breeding season, seen on taiga marshes and lakes, forested streams and tundra rivers. Winters in a variety of freshwater and brackish areas.
Vulnerable: once very common, now declining in large numbers throughout its range. The main cause of the decline is believed to be hunting on passage. In winter, as the birds gather in large, dense flocks, their predictable daily movements to feeding grounds render them susceptible to shooting or netting.
Photographed at the Wetland and Wildfowl Trust, Arundel, Sussex.

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An unusual composition Michael, nice saturated colours and good clarity of detail, looks just a touch overexposed on the breast, otherwise very nicely taken.

Great shot, very nice colours and light.
Well done.

Great colors! Good composition. This is a great bird photo. Well done.

Very nice Michael. I like the light & shadow effect forcing the viewers attention on the face & chest of the teal..Well composed with excellent sharpnes & details. Great work!

Excelent capture and composition, well done.
Just abit of fringing in the white bar at the breast and neck.
I did a workshop for something different.


The colours are great, the light is very good and very good details, I am not sure about your composition, the 'out of focus' part is little bit too big and the balance between the subject to the background is not good (my opinion), Mikes' workshop is on the right direction I think.

Very nice and different POV on this one Michael, detail here is stunning, well done.

  • Great 
  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1462 W: 74 N: 1428] (4750)
  • [2005-03-20 4:07]

Wonderfull colors! His face looks like a painted mask! The details are superb and POV & DOF are excellent. Well done & TFS!

  • Great 
  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-03-20 10:40]

Michael, this is really very nice. Excellent sharpness, pov, composition and vivid colors. The bg is in tune with the colors of the bird.

A really great job.

I love this pose, he doesn't look very happy!
Fantastic detail, and the bg is great.
Well done, again!

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