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The Majestic Male Mallard


The Majestic Male Mallard
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Copyright: Trevor McLeod (rapidshot) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 419] (2844)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-11-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC H50
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-07 17:26
Viewed: 1741
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It's not too often I take pictures of this species (Mallard) of duck. The truth is; I see too many of them and they bore me now. That really is a shame too but a fact of life. Every once in awhile I have to force myself to look at them with new eyes.

Mallard: Medium-sized dabbling duck with gray body and chestnut-brown breast. The head is green and neck ring is white. Bill is yellow-green. Wing speculum is white-bordered metallic purple-blue. The tail is dark with distinct white edges and two curled black feathers. Legs and feet are orange.

http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/87/_/Mallard.aspx

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2013-01-07 17:36]

Hi Trevor,

A very nice image and with perfect light on the drake's colorful plumage. The hens passing bay and in contrast with the blue water is well timed and the green grass in the foreground adds an extra dimension and sense of season. Well taken!

Regards,

Derek

beautiful closeup. nice framing and good clarity. tfs.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-08 2:45]

Hello Trevor
very nice color and lovely details. The angle of light is so useful in giving a pleasant view.
The brown on its breast is really fabulous.
Nicely executed shot.

Regards
Foozi

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-01-08 6:46]

Hi Trevor,
lovely photo you made, beautiful light, excellent details & colors !
Best regards !

Hello Trevor,
what a magnificent shot, superb!
colour, clarity and composition is very nice.
samiran

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6480 W: 89 N: 15613] (65313)
  • [2013-01-08 9:02]

Hi Trevor,beautiful face to face whit this colorful mallard male,one of the most common worldwide but always nice to see,perfect quality of details,bright colors and nice perspective too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Trevor

Excellent close-up shot of the mallard male,
fine frontal POV giving the curious eye-contact,
beautiful light, excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS

Asbed

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