<< Previous Next >>

MALLARD DUCK


MALLARD DUCK
Photo Information
Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-03-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D 610, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Exposure: f/6.3
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-05-15 14:32
Viewed: 1196
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
MALLARD DUCK (ANAS PLATYRHYNCHOS)

THE BROWN COLOR OF THE WATER IS DUE TO THE REFLECTION IN THE WATER OF LAKE REED.

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, Africa, 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 is 5665 cm long, has a wingspan of 8198 cm, and weighs 0.91.2 kg. The breeding male is unmistakable, with a green head, black rear end and a yellowish orange (can also contain some red) bill tipped with black (as opposed to the dark brown bill in females). The female Mallard is light brown, like most female dabbling ducks. However, both the female and male Mallards have distinct purple speculum edged with white, prominent in flight or at rest (though temporarily shedded during the annual summer molt).

Mallards form pairs only until the female lays eggs, at which time she is left by the male. The clutch is 813 eggs, which are incubated for 2728 days to hatching with 5060 days to fledgling. The ducklings are precocial, and can swim and feed themselves on insects as soon as they hatch, although they stay near the female for protection.

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) is the ancestor of almost all of the varieties of domestic ducks.

kinglove, Pitoncle, Alex99, CeltickRanger has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
Discussions
None
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

SIR
Ӫܺ}G ܬR]ܥiRYn ]ܲM
@UlӤF|]ܯSO ۵MoN ɪ^ ܭ@
cϤ]ܬR uOn
¤
STONE

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-05-15 16:38]

Hi Marius,this is a common specie in my country too,but i never seen 4 males so close,you caught in a very artistic way this lucky opportunity,great detail,bright colors and a nice relfections like a lot of vertical lines.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Marius, great parade of lovely ducks, beautiful reflections, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

great comosition and colours, TFS Ori

Nice formation. I like the extra space in the foreground. Gives depth to the scene.
Thanks and regards.
Ram

Hello Marius!
A very good shot of this small group of Mallards in good sharpness and details. A very good low angle POV helped in making it a lovely composition. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,
AKBAR

  • Great 
  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-05-17 0:00]

Very nice picture of the moment with the reflection on the water. Congratulation.

Bonjour Marius,
C'est une belle fratrie que tu nous prsentes l dans une bonne composition et sous une belle lumire.
A bientt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Grard

  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-07-22 8:12]

Hi Marius.
I like shared shot so much, its naturalness, calmness of the scene , attractive framing, fine colours and ultimate details of the cute group of mallards and luxury vegetation. Warm regards and TFS.
Alexei.

Hello Marius

The POV exactly at the level of the water
and the ducks it is giving another dimension
to this beautiful photo, TFS

Asbed

Calibration Check
















0123456789ABCDEF