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Flightless Steamer Duck

Flightless Steamer Duck
著作權:Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
相機:Nikon D70s, 17-70mm nikon
Exposure:f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version:Original Version
Travelogue:South America Cruise
提交日期:2007-04-10 18:03
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The Flightless Steamer Duck is by far the most numerous of the Falklands marine ducks.. that's what they say I only saw this pair and unfortunat I did not get as close as I hoped for. Each pair holds a territory comprising of a set length of coastline which it guards vigorously. The name comes from it rapid movement across the water using its wings in a circular paddling motion. The flightless steamer duck can't fly.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-10 18:10]

Hello Sky,
Nice capture with good color of these ducks of which I had never heard of, thanks you have taught me something today.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-04-10 18:17]

Hola Sky,
muy bellas aves,
buenos detalles y excelente compo...
buena captura,

Hi Sky,
A very clear image of this less known ducks for me.
I like the pyramid-like composition made with the birds.
Very interesting the info in your note.
Well done and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-04-10 21:35]

Hi Sky,
Excellent shot of this flightless steamer ducks. Nice subdued colours and sharpness. I like the ripples in the water working as a backdrop. Very nicely composed and an educative note. Kudos.

Hello Sky, I've never seen this ducks before...

This is a very interesting capture Sky as I didn't know that some ducks couldnt fly! This is a nice pair that you photograph nicely well if they were far and that this weather seemed a little dull :) Thanks,

Hello Sky an interesting shot and good note. Its well composed and good pov tfs this rgds Necip.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2007-04-30 10:42]

Hello Sky,
Another fine capture of a species of duck new to me, the flightless Steamer Duck. The Falklands must be interesting for the ornithologist.
Though this shot is understandably a little noisy owing to the distance, it is a good shot showing the pair and nice action as the swim across the picture, together with nice lighting on the water.
TFS and have a good week!

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