Green winged Teal

Posted by mikullashbee on Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:13 pm

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This was shot in the lower mainland in B.C. where there are a few spots this species can be relatively easy to approach. This is not the case in a lot of other areas. This was shot just after sun up. I was stoked to catch that 'crest' when it was raised on the back of the head.
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by david fletcher on Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:43 pm
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That crest Mike, was the first thing I noticed. Nice one. Then the light quality... then the colours. Fab image
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by Axel Hildebrandt on Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:04 pm
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Great low angle, details and complementing water colors!
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by WOlf38 on Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:20 pm
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beautiful angle, light... love it!!

by LHays on Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:40 pm
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A beautiful Green winged Teal......and a bird that I can't get within 100 yards of where I live. Awesome golden water certainly complements the bird. Well done.
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by Alan Murphy on Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:10 pm
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Just beautiful Michael.

by Denis55 on Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:03 pm
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Gorgeous image Michael!
Never seen the raised crest before,due in part to only seeing their butts flying off,as they are very skittish here also!

by KK Hui on Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:44 pm
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Terrific shot and superbly timed getting the crest, Michael!
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by john on Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:19 pm
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Beautiful detail and light and love the neck raised. Maybe a bit more room around for my personal taste.

by Ed Cordes on Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:13 pm
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New species for me. Love the colors. As you said, the crest is special. Nice job.
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by LynnS on Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:52 pm
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Mike, lovely frame with nice low angle and wonderful profile pose.  The warm color harmony throughout is really beautiful, and the trailing crest on back takes it over the top - very well done.
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by Dorian Anderson on Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:52 pm
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Cracking! As you said, these guys can be really spooky so you did really well on the detail on this guy.

by David Salem on Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:27 am
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Really nice Mike! Love the colors and details in this fine frame and I don't get to see the raised crest to often. Well done
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by Ray Robles on Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:46 am
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Beautiful iamge, love the colors here of the BG, it goes perfectly with the bird.

by Chewang Bonpo on Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:51 am
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wow ...

by Debapratim Saha on Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:54 am
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Excellent shot!! Like that raised crest.

by Matt Filosa on Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:00 am
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Sooo good....nicely done!



by Karl Egressy on Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:39 am
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Wow, such a beauty of one of my favorite ducks, Mike.

by E.J. Peiker on Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:06 am
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A beautiful shot

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