Northern Shoveler by Larry Trupp

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Captured in the ditch near Oak Hammock Marsh north of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada….Better seen fullscreen.

Canon XTi, Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 OS AV 11.0 Tv Shutter Speed 1/500 IS0 200 Focal Length 480mm

The Northern Shoveler ( /ˈʃʌvələr/; Anas clypeata), sometimes known simply as the Shoveler, is a common and widespread duck. It breeds in northern areas of Europe and Asia and across most of North America. This species is unmistakable in the northern hemisphere due to its large spatulate bill. The breeding male has an iridescent dark green head, white breast and chestnut belly and flanks. In flight, pale blue forewing feathers are revealed, separated from the green speculum by a white border. In early fall the male will have a white crescent on each side of the face. In non-breeding (eclipse) plumage, the drake resembles the female.

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A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Larry!

  • Hi Istvan
    I appreciate your comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 3 years ago

    Excellent capture Larry.

  • Thanks Warren
    much appreciated friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 3 years ago

    Fantastic Capture Larry Gorgeous image colors and details

  • Hi Maggie
    I appreciate your comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks for accepting Ray

    – Larry Trupp

  • Jim Cumming
    Jim Cummingover 3 years ago

    Very nice Larry, I’ve yet to see one locally

  • Your comments are most kind
    Thanks ever so much Jim

    – Larry Trupp

  • CanyonWind
  • Hi Pop’s
    I appreciate the feature
    Thanks ever so much

    – Larry Trupp

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 3 years ago

    Great shot Larry, lovely colours.

  • Thanks Gary
    Always appreciate your comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 3 years ago

    Excellent capture, Larry!

  • Good Morning Barbara
    Always appreciate your comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Congrats on your feature Larry, you have captured the colours extremely well !

  • Good Morning Trish
    Always appreciate your comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • rasim1
    rasim1over 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture,very well done!!!

  • Thanks Rasim
    Much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

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