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Anas platyrhynchos

Anas platyrhynchos
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-12-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-01-04 8:44
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Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Anas
Species:A. platyrhynchos

Another pic from the Annecy Lake, where it's possibile to watch some birds in winter too,ver common but always nice to see.
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 (hens or ducks) have mainly brown-speckled plumage. Both sexes have an area of white-bordered black speculum feathers which commonly also include iridescent blue feathers especially among males. Mallards live in wetlands, eat water plants and small animals, and are social animals preferring to congregate in groups or flocks of varying sizes. This species is the main ancestor of most breeds of domesticated ducks.

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Ciao Luciano, gran bella coppia di germani, favoloso il riflesso di luce, bei colori naturali e ottima nitidezza, bravo, ciao Silvio

Nice top view, Luciano.
The patterns on water look interesting.

Hi Luciano,
Minimalistic yet attractive photo taken from a nice point of view. I especially like the water textures and the color contrast between those parts - besides the pretty mallards, of course. :-) Good photo.
Kind regards, László

Hello Luciano,
Wish you have a nice butterfly year ahead.
Beautiful colour of this picture. Like couple here.
Thanks for sharing,

Bonjour Luciano,

J'apprécie les ondes sur l'eau. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails des canards Colverts. La qualité de la lumière embellit les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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