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Mallard Duck

Mallard Duck
Photo Information
Copyright: Sion Roberts (irishprophet25) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 21 N: 280] (1118)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ35, 46 mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/4.4, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-29 7:29
Viewed: 3234
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I caught this Mallard duck at LLyn Y Nant by three streams in Llanfairfechan. It was very hrd to catch as it wouldnt stop moving and conditions were quite dark. I just kept shooting and I ended up with this one which i hope you all enjoy.

I have been editing some images in photoshop CS4, which I just bought, and came up with this photo of a previously posted mallard. I hope by doing this repost I am not breaking any rules. I cropped a bit more of the photo and changed everything except the duck to B&W.

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). In non-breeding (eclipse) plumage the drake becomes drab, looking more like the female, but still distinguishable by its yellow bill and reddish breast.

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hello Sion

beautiful photo of the mallard duck shot with fine POV and framing,
if i compare this photo with the Original Version i love much
more this one because it is having a better contrast with his background,



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