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mandarin duck (Aix galericulata)

mandarin duck (Aix galericulata)
Photo Information
Copyright: thierry stinflin (tityop) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 27] (242)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor AF 70-300 1:4-5.6 G
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Exotic Ducks Of The World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-30 3:31
Viewed: 26330
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
it's a mandarin duck
The male is easy to identify. The female has a more discrete plumage with a white spot around the eye. It is a duck of forests, which affectionne rivers with timbered islands, the ponds of forests and the thickets wet.
The ducks mandarins are often posed on branches above water or rocks which emergent. They have a flight fast and flexible and they are not very talkative.

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  • olger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 138] (744)
  • [2005-01-30 4:23]

Looks realy nice this shot! The colors, good DOF and POV! Good colors!
Is there any more to tell about a Manderin Duck and where you saw it ?

Almost perfect, but framed a bit too tight, it needs more space.

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  • jpages (29)
  • [2005-01-30 6:35]

Great image with a very clear colours and definition. Very well composed locating the duck on the left corner and giving space in front of it.
The blue background is really perfect to increase the power of the duck colours. I like it a lot! Rgds Thierry.

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  • sev Silver Star Critiquer [C: 25 W: 0 N: 0] (56)
  • [2005-01-30 8:17]

superbe photo thierry
les couleurs sont magnifiques, bravo !

Ces canards sont tellement colorés qu'ils semblent irréels...sortis de l'imagination d'un conteur fantastique.
Très belle image même si cadrée un peu juste en bas et à gauche.

Beautifus posture. Only a pity that the wings and paws are cut of. Beautiful colours.

Good shot Thierry.
Very colourful and good sharpness and the blue BG is very nice.
Pity that you cut the wingtips and paws.
Well done.

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  • azulu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 75] (374)
  • [2005-01-30 20:54]

Very beautiful shot Thierry. The colours in this shot are amazing. Good sharpness and details.



Great color and detail in this photo. I agree with Phillip that he needs alittle more room, but it is still an excellent capture.

I love Mandarin ducks,and I have never seen one captured like this before. You have done well here. The shot is very clear considering all the ducks movement.
Its a shame the wingtips and feet were cut off otherwise you could have had more options for cropping and composition. I would possibly have cropped a little closer on top and on the right.Great shot though.Steve.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-03-29 6:10]

Vous avez un don pour le Mandarin et la Bergeronnette ;-) Jolie composition aux couleurs superbes. La position du volatile est super.

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