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looking for the nesting place

looking for the nesting place
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Copyright: ziggy Siedleczka (mumek) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 0 N: 180] (853)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Exposure: f/2.4, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-04-10 10:47
Viewed: 3771
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mallards are one of the first ducks to arrive back on the breeding grounds in spring. They are adaptable and may nest near a lake, pond, river, or even woodland pool. Their preferred habitats, however, are the natural grasslands that surround little reed-ringed sloughs, or marshy areas, and potholes on the prairies.

Even in the heart of many major cities, half-tame Mallards waddle ashore from park lakes to take food from the hands of visitors.

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  • CrissX (70)
  • [2005-04-10 11:00]

Excelent colors and details Ziggy. Nice to see you here.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-04-10 12:48]

Excelent shot, Ziggy.
Well done on the composition and details.


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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-04-10 13:22]

I like the shot Ziggy,
the composition is very nice and the details are super, Very good pof, very good job.
gr. Jaap

Hi Ziggy! I really like this shot as it is so rare to see a mallard female actually standing. The greys and browns are marvellously accented by her little swatch of blue and by those gorgeous orange legs! She seems very calm, not threatened by you at all. Very nice capture, hope she finds a better nesting place. Well done!

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