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Copyright: Magaly Pagano (Giustiniani) (12)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-11-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S 1:3.5-5.6 II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-11-03 10:40
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
It's bath time! A female mallard and her ducklings along the river Agout Burlats in the department of Tarn.

"Mallard, Mallard Duck Mallard Duck in Canada or French in Cajun French, Anas platyrhynchos, is a species of bird of the order Anseriformes, family Anatidae and the subfamily AnatinÚs. C 'is certainly the most famous and recognizable of all ducks, due to the existence of breeds of domestic ducks from this species ...

... The male wild populations is easily recognizable during the breeding season (molt twice a year), with its bright green head (hence the name). The rest of the plumage is gray-brown to white, with a blue-violet wing mirror; the beak is yellow. After the breeding season, it moved and takes its eclipse plumage (beige similar to the juveniles and females) and loses its feathers. He lives in the reeds and tall grass. Three weeks later, while the males return to their breeding plumage, this period runs from June to August.

The female has brown beak and duller plumage (beige mottled brown) and looks like black duck though generally lighter shade. The beak of the male is yellowish or greenish, more or less spotted with black, and legs are red-orange. Male, female and juvenile have a blue-violet iridescent mirror lined with white bars on the wings. The head of the ducklings is more orange with a cap, back, a bar on the eye and the dorsal dark brown wings, white chest. Domestic breeds can be completely white, black, green as the Cayuga, or look quite similar to the wild population as the Campbells. Domestic ducks are usually completely yellow.

Mallards can live up to 29 years, but lives an average of 5 years.

Like other ducks, the mallard quacks, quacks or nasille. The cry of the female is loud and raucous, the softer the male ... "Wikipedia

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-11-03 10:46]

Salut Magaly,l'image est un peu petite mais pas de problemes,la qualite' des details est excellente,une scene tres jolie depuis le debut de Novembre,ils n'ont pas froid..ehehe...belle soiree' et merci,Luciano

Ciao Maglay, as Luciano just says is too litle, but lovelyfamily scene, fine details, wonderful colors, good clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Magaly - No doubt a beautiful scene of Mother with Children. Nice colour. You can post 300kb picture here. Thanks for sharing. Best Wishes - Srikumar

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