My first post on TN
|Copyright: Emilian Pricop (Emiii)
|Date Taken: 2008-05-24|
|Exposure: f/3.7, 1/500 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-06-02 9:21|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), probably the best-known and most recognizable of all ducks, is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and sub-tropical areas of North America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand (where it is currently the most common duck species), and Australia. It is strongly migratory in the northern parts of its breeding range, and winters farther south. For example, in North America it winters south to Mexico, but also regularly strays into Central America and the Caribbean between September and May.|
The Mallard and the Muscovy Duck are believed be the ancestors of all domestic ducks.
The Mallard inhabits most wetlands, including parks, small ponds and rivers, and usually feeds by dabbling for plant food or grazing; there are reports of it eating frogs. It usually nests on a river bank, but not always near water. It is highly gregarious outside of the breeding season and will form large flocks, which are known as a sord.
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Very nice of knowing you and heartedly welcome you to the big family of TN for sharing!
many thanks for sharing this fine image of Mallard with a good pose!
the image is in good clarity, wonderful colour and details also in good notes
from NZ, Tony
Welcome to TN
This is a fine post of the Male Mallard powering through the water with a bow wave.
You have even got a lovely reflection...Great work and a very interesting note.
All the best to you
- [2008-06-02 11:36]
Hi Emilian , welcome to TN , a good photo of this mallard , great notes too. TFS