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Copyright: monique voorn schulz (movoschu) (178)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-13
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-11-13 0:21
Viewed: 838
Points: 8
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The mallard (/ˈmælɑrd/ or /ˈmælərd/) 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.[2] 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 ancestor of most breeds of domestic ducks
info: wikipedia

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Very cute small ones following the mother/leader.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-11-13 2:45]

Hi Monique,magnificent memory of springtime of this mallard and its family! I like a lot the perspective,and the bright reflections too like a lot of underscores,very well done! Have a nice WE and thanks,Luciano

Hallo Monique
Mooie opname zo met die kleintjes erbij
goed van scherpte en prachtige kleuren
gr lou

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-11-13 20:51]

Hello Monique,
You have done a fine job of photographing this mallard family as they enjoy a relaxing swim. Tac sharp focus giving us a great look at mother and her ducklings in fine detail. I really like the low POV you chose which makes us think we are right down there beside them .

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