|Copyright: Trevor McLeod (rapidshot)
|Date Taken: 2008-10-03|
|Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC H50|
|Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2013-01-28 19:45|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|These Wood Ducks prefer isolated areas and are less likely to be near the city. These two were shy when they saw me get out of the car and approach. They went for cover behind some reeds.|
Wood Duck young leave the nest soon after hatching. They jump from the nesting cavity, often high up in a tree, to the ground or water.
The Wood Duck is a distinctively North American species, as fossil remains have been found only in widely scattered locations in the eastern part of the continent.
The Wood Duck was hunted nearly to extinction during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Management procedures have been successful and there are now well over a million Wood Ducks in North America.
A group of ducks has many collective nouns, including "a brace of ducks", "flush of ducks", "paddling of ducks", "raft of ducks", and a "team of ducks."
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- [2013-01-28 21:32]
really beautiful species. colorful bird. nice watery body. good work. tfs.
Lovely scene, so natural. You captured them from a good POV with lots of detail. The wood is a beautiful duck. I wish we had more of them.
Thanks for sharing
- [2013-01-29 3:12]
very beautiful capture on this duck in its surroundings.
Lovely colors and the tones is so pretty.
nice picture. good ambiance.
well composed and nice colour.
Beautiful capture with nice clarity and lovely natural surrounding.Very fresh and pleasant composition.
TFS and my regards,
The beautiful couple of Wood Ducks are from far
but I love more this kind of photos where
with the bird/animal we are also seeing its
environment in the image, fine POV & DOF, TFS