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mallard duckling

mallard duckling
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Copyright: Jacqueline Schnepp (Noisette) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1714 W: 4 N: 2351] (7821)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-04-17
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-06-13 15:35
Viewed: 1852
Points: 24
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hello all

I have taken this shot the same day and at the same place as the previous,

The mallard or wild duck (Anas platyrhynchos) is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and subtropical Americas, Europe, Asia, and North Africa, and has been introduced to New Zealand, Australia, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, the Falkland Islands and South Africa. This duck belongs to the subfamily Anatinae of the waterfowl family Anatidae.
The male birds (drakes) have a glossy green head and are grey on wings and belly, while the females have mainly brown-speckled plumage. Mallards live in wetlands, eat water plants and small animals, and are gregarious. This species is the ancestor of most breeds of domestic ducks.

Taxonomy and evolution

The mallard was one of the many bird species originally described by Carl Linnaeus in his 18th-century work, Systema Naturae, and still bears its original binomial name.

The name mallard is derived from the Old French malart or mallart "wild drake", although its ultimate derivation is unclear. It may be related to (or at least influenced by) an Old High German masculine proper name Madelhart, clues lying in the alternate English forms "maudelard" or « mawdelard". Masle (male) has also been proposed as an influence.[6] Mallards frequently interbreed with their closest relatives in the genus Anas, such as the American black duck, and also with species more distantly related, such as the northern pintail, leading to various hybrids that may be fully fertile. This is quite unusual among such different species, and apparently is because the mallard evolved very rapidly and recently, during the Late Pleistocene. The distinct lineages of this radiation are usually kept separate due to non-overlapping ranges and behavioural cues, but are still not fully genetically incompatible.[8] Mallards and their domesticated conspecifics are also fully interfertile.
The genome of Anas platyrhynchos was sequenced in 2013.

from wikipedia

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-06-13 16:20]
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Salut Jacqueline.Les petits sont deja arrives et tu as bien exploitee' cette opportunite',des bons details malgre' la distance e la lumiere,jolie aussi les reflects de la lumiere sur l'eau parmi les vagues laisse' par le petit canard.Bon Dimanche et merci,Luciano

Ciao Jacqueline, great capture of cute creature on beautiful lighting BG, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity, good management of difficult light, very well done, my friend, have a nice Sunday, ciao Silvio

hallo Jacqueline
very nice picture of this baby duck
good details and nice colours
thanks gr lou

Hi Jacqueline!
Delighted to see you posting again.
A lovely capture of this little one swimming around all alone.
Fine perspective and very natural colour tones.
Keep posting!

Hello Jacqueline,
I like its speed which is reflecting on ripple water. Well focus on the little on in its natural habitat. Natural color too...
Thanks for sharing with informative NOTE,
Best wishes,

Bonjour Jacqueline,
C'est très beau et remarquable pour la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Jacqueline,
Nice capture with this baby duck. Excellent colors and details.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-06-17 0:14]

Hello Jacqueline,
Nice photo of this duckling in natural colours. A bit more contrast is possible I think.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-06-17 0:26]

Hello Jacqueline,
Cute baby pic Jacqueline!
Good sharpness, detail, color, and DOF, nice catchlight.
Regards Sigi

Hello Jacqueline,
long time no see :-)
you have captured a sweet duckling.
Maybe a bit more contrast as Peter mention,
otherwise a nice picture with decent sharpness and pretty well composed.
Well done.


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-06-18 15:34]

Salut Jacqueline,
Welcome back after a long break ..
Cute baby duck. Nice photo with good composition and good sharpness.
Best wishes,

Bonjour Jacqueline

Jolie photo de ce caneton Canard Colvert avec les spirales à l'eau,
avec le sujet faisant partie de la beauté de la photo, TFS


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