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Wood Ducks

Wood Ducks
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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: 2008-10-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC H50
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-28 19:45
Viewed: 1651
Points: 12
[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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  • Great 
  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-01-28 21:32]

really beautiful species. colorful bird. nice watery body. good work. tfs.

Hi Trevor
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
Best regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-29 3:12]

Hello Trevor
very beautiful capture on this duck in its surroundings.
Lovely colors and the tones is so pretty.


Hello Trevor,
nice picture. good ambiance.
well composed and nice colour.
best wishes,

Hello Trevor,
Beautiful capture with nice clarity and lovely natural surrounding.Very fresh and pleasant composition.
TFS and my regards,

Hello Trevor

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


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