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Female Mallard


Female Mallard
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-07-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-08-05 2:13
Viewed: 1635
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The mallard (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 sub-family 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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mallard


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-08-05 4:27]

Hi Ram,this time the pic showing us the mallard is very very perfect.A difficult dark light but a perfect exposure to take this female with the best details,well done! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ram
une très belle photo de ce canard, la scène est enrichie par la présence du reflet
Amicalement
Roland

Ciao Ram, great capture of lovely mallard, wonderful natural colors, beautiful reflections, excellent clarity and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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