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I've been away from the forum for a while and just got back from Italy. These were taken before I left, during my last visit to Viera Wet.
Black-bellied Whistling Ducks can be found in the very Southern part of US and last couple of years they seem to have expanded their breeding range throughout Florida.
Due to their peculiar habits they have been described as the most "un-duck-like" of all the ducks. Also known as Black-bellied Tree Duck they like to perch in trees and make their nest in tree cavities. As you can notice in some of these, their webbed feet have sharp talons to help them perch on branches.
Thanks for looking. C&C welcome
Socrate




1 7D 700mm. (500mm.+1.4XTC) f/8 1/1250 ISO 400






2 - 7D 700mm. 500mm.+1.4XTC f/8 1/1250 ISO 400






3 MkIV 400mm. - f/8 1/1250 ISO 400




Jun 14, 2013 at 09:11 PM
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4 - 7D 1000mm. (500mm.+2XTC) f/8 1/640 ISO 400






5 - MkIV 400mm. - f/8 1/2500 ISO 400






6 - MkIV 400mm. - f/8 1/2500 ISO 400




Jun 14, 2013 at 09:12 PM
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All beauties.
Caught some south of there at Wakodahatchee

Scott



Jun 14, 2013 at 09:18 PM
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Good looking stuff Socrate. Those nails are long, as you said. The IFs are really well done.


Jun 14, 2013 at 09:25 PM
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Love these ducks! Beautiful job! 1 and 5 are my picks.. but really I love them all.


Jun 14, 2013 at 09:42 PM
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Great job Socrate, interesting looking duck.

Rob



Jun 14, 2013 at 09:57 PM
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Wonderful set from detail, composition, background.... I whistle myself when I see your beautiful whistling duck, Socrates.

- Tam



Jun 14, 2013 at 10:10 PM
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Beautiful set, Socrate, I thought initially you might show some Italian species, but these seem pretty exotic! I'm usually a sucker for IF shots, but in this set, my favorites are the first one (for the composition), and the fourth (for the colors). I guess both of these shots also may highlight some unusual aspects of the species.

Do you think/know if the first shot shows a mating pair? (I guess this species is unusual in that it lacks sexual dimorphism).

And, I don't think I've seen many ducks standing on one leg, probably because I don't see too man ducks standing still!

Grazie per la condivisione,

Greg



Jun 14, 2013 at 10:23 PM
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Fantastic shots Socrate, great job with these.
David



Jun 14, 2013 at 10:26 PM
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Socrate posting DUCKS!!!! Oh wait, they are "un ducklike" Okay, then all is well

Great job Socrate, we don't see these guys too often around on the forum. 2 hanging on the edge is my favorite. He looks like he is getting ready to do a backwards dive!! They sure are unique with the clawed and webbed feet, not something you see in ducks, seabirds yes but not usually in ducks. Superb set my friend, a treat for the eyes.

I hope Italy was fun!!!!!!!!!

Tim



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Whistling Ducks (6)


Great set Socrate, does the male have the purple legs ?


Jun 14, 2013 at 11:13 PM
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Wonderful set Socrate ! I love these guys and the sound they make Hope you had a great trip to Italy, welcome back .

Birdie



Jun 14, 2013 at 11:18 PM
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great lookin set of ducks Socrate


Jun 14, 2013 at 11:57 PM
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Seeing these is a first for me- I think .
And what a treat they are Socrate.
Beautiful birds- and terrific photography.
Charlie



Jun 15, 2013 at 01:05 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Whistling Ducks (6)


awesome find..


Jun 15, 2013 at 02:20 AM
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MKIV with 400 is one sweet combo Socrate and the last IF is one sweet shot my friend. Looks like 7D w/2x is maxed out and just missing the mark on sharpness a bit.
I do like their coloring and I do like your sky

Welcome back, Italy sounds like a wonderful place to be! In fact one of my good customers just baked and brought me an Italian meat pie...............wow what a treat it is!
Karl



Jun 15, 2013 at 02:52 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Whistling Ducks (6)


Stunning series Socrate. #1 and 3 are my favorites.

Ted



Jun 15, 2013 at 03:05 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Whistling Ducks (6)


My but that color just pops out at you. Excellent set of shots, Socrate. Thank you.
Al



Jun 15, 2013 at 03:11 AM
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Jun 15, 2013 at 03:19 AM
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Lovely series of a cool looking duck I've never heard of before. Wicked looking paddles !


Jun 15, 2013 at 03:43 AM
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