Some of my stuff

Discussion in 'Photography Forum' started by quivira kid, Jun 3, 2006.

  1. quivira kid

    quivira kid Elite Refuge Member

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    Since we're posting recent stuff.... here's some of mine! I really like going to the zoo and shooting their waterfowl.

    (the shovelor was at the zoo, but a wild duck as is the wood duck)
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  2. Dextermutt

    Dextermutt Senior Refuge Member

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    Nice pics, what is that last one. Great shot
     
  3. Deer Man

    Deer Man Senior Refuge Member

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    Great shots. I like the one of the duck underwater.
     
  4. Detoff

    Detoff Elite Refuge Member

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    cool photos! Any idea what the last duck is? Widgeon x pintail?
     
  5. quivira kid

    quivira kid Elite Refuge Member

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    That is a chiloe widgeon... found in South America. That's my absolute favorite species of duck!

    Here's a couple more chiloe shots... very stunning birds.

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  6. Lame-Duck

    Lame-Duck Elite Refuge Member

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    quivira kid.....nice pics, beautiful shot of the woodie, and that chiloe widgeon is a beautiful looking bird.
     
  7. fonesplicr

    fonesplicr Senior Refuge Member

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    quivira kid, Nice shots!

    I think you captured the ruddy in his favorite position! Isn't it great how zoo's have those exotic duck we normally don't get to see.
     
  8. Widgnwhacker

    Widgnwhacker Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    I found some info on the Chilean Widgeon :yes

    Scientific Name:
    Anas sibilatrix
    Other Names:
    Southern wigeon, Chilean widgeon
    Range:
    South America, including Uruguay, Paraguay
    and Brazil. Falkland Islands
    Habitat:
    Freshwater lakes, marshes, lagoons
    and slow flowing rivers
    Average Size:
    Length: 17 - 21 in.
    Weight: 1 1⁄2 - 2 lbs.
    Lifespan:
    Estimated at 20 years
    Diet:
    In the wild: Grasses, aquatic plants
    and vegetation
    In the zoo: Commercial waterfowl
    grain and greens
    Incubation:
    24 - 26 days
    Fledging Period:
    6 - 8 weeks
    Clutch Size:
    5 - 8 eggs
    Plumage:
    Male: Iridescent green on the sides of
    the head, high crown and small black bill.
    Whitish cheeks and forehead with a black tail.
    Female: Similar to male with less green
    iridescence.
    Predators:
    Carnivores and birds of prey
    Population Status:
    Stable
    Conservation
    Although the Chiloe wigeon is a common species, especially in parts of
    Chile, hunting pressure and loss of habitat have affected their numbers.
    They breed well in captivity and can be seen in a large number of zoological
    parks and gardens.
    Behavior
    Chiloe wigeons are highly social birds especially during the non-breeding
    season. They feed mainly on dry land but can be seen dabbling and upending
    while in open water. The short bill of the wigeon makes it easier to
    graze on grasses. Migration is limited for the wigeon and is determined by
    food and water supplies.
    Reproduction and Breeding
    Breeding season begins with mutual displays of chin-lifting movements
    and vocalizations. Both the male and female frequently display preening
    behaviors and the male will regularly turn his head as he swims ahead of
    his mate. Even in flocks of 100, strong pair bonds can form during this time.
    Chiloe wigeons have the strongest pair bonds of all wigeons.
    The female will seek out a nesting site in tall grasses or weeds. The male
    does not assist in incubation but remains nearby protecting the nest. He will
    rejoin his mate after the ducklings hatch and attend to the young.
    Amazing Facts
    There are three species of wigeons. The Chiloe, the American and
    the European!
    The male wigeon does not have eclipse or non-breeding plumage!
    This duck is named for Chiloe Island off the coast of southern Chile!


    I want me one of them puppies :yes
     
  9. Pitboss

    Pitboss Elite Refuge Member Sponsor Flyway Manager

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  10. acm2117

    acm2117 Elite Refuge Member

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    i need to go to chile and visit some family and shoot some ducks :tu :tu :tu
     

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