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Mallard Drake


Mallard Drake
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Copyright: Hilary Wilkinson (Hil) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Panasonic DMC LZ1
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-10-01 8:50
Viewed: 4913
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Mallard Drake

Anatidae is the biological family that includes the ducks and most duck-like waterfowl, such as geese and swan. The Magpie-goose is no longer considered to be part of the Anatidae, but is placed in its own family Anseranatidae. These are birds that are modified for swimming, floating on the water surface, and in some cases diving in at least shallow water.

They have webbed feet and bills which are flattened to a greater or lesser extent. Their feathers are excellent at shedding water due to special oils. Anatidae are remarkable for being one of the few families of birds that possess a penis; they are adapted for copulation on the water only and care must be taken when breeding ducks or geese that a pool is provided for this purpose as attempts to copulate on dry land will often lead to injury of the drake's penis. Duck, eider and goose feathers and down have long been popular for bedspreads, pillows, sleeping bags and coats. The members of this family also have long been used for food.

While the status of the Anatidae as a family is straightforward, and there is little debate about which species properly belong to it, the relationships of the different tribes and subfamilies within it are poorly understood. The listing in the box at right should be regarded simply one of several possible ways of organising the many species within the Anatidae.

Notes from Wilkipedia.com

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Hi Hilary,
I like this POV and this good lightning! The reflection in the water is perfect! I also like the effect on the water, this is very nice. TFS,
Claudine

Nice photo yet again of a beatiful Duck..and the water reflections are very nice TFS
Donna :o)

NECELY COMPOSED SHOT. THE DOF IS EXCELLENT.THE SHADES OF WHITE AND BLUE SHADES OF WATER LOOKS AMAZINGTHE SHARPNESS OF THE PICTURE IS VERY GOOD.THE LOWER OPV GIVES RIGHR EFFECT TO THE PICTURE.
TFS
REGARDS
PANKAJ

Hi Hilary,
Superb duck shot.Details, colours, reflection are wonderful.TFS.

hAyAti

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-01 10:06]

Interesting reflection. I like the light catching the green feathers. Nice composition and POV. Nice shot

TFS

Karan

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2006-10-01 11:06]

Hi Hilary,

Beautiful shot of this duck. The reflection in the water looks great. And the colours and sharpess looks excellent.
I like it very much.
Thanks for sharing.

Greetings, Nel

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  • Glint Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 51] (315)
  • [2006-10-01 12:26]

Beautiful colours and I love the reflection of the yellow beak. Actually, it is just gorgeous!
well done
Bev

Hi Hilary,
so nice - the light and colours are so brilliant and I love the water-reflection, lovely shot, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Hilary,
Good color, detail, and POV, with the reflection and waters effect a +
I think your WS has improved the composition, with the post itself tight right where it should not be.
Well done & TFS!

Nice lighting and beautiful details. A very nice specimen. The water is calm and add to the beauty of the scene. Well done.

Bonjour,
Voilà un canard qui a l'oeil bien vif.
Bonne journée.
clnaef

bonjour hilary
des couleurs naturelles avec de jolis reflets metallique dans le coup pour un beau cliché.
laurent

what a wonderful shot, hilary! :-)
the mallard may be a "common" bird around TN, but the
light and the reflections on the water are absolutely
beautiful, like somebody put a bit of blue paint on it.
well seen & captured, thorsten.

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  • jojo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 8] (176)
  • [2006-10-11 12:08]

splendide image, jolie réflection, beaux détails
TFS
jojo

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