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Common but beautifull

Common but beautifull
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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Great Portraits Part Two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-20 11:51
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Common but beautifull
Mallard duck (male)
Anas platyrhynchos

Do you know Mallard?

Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidés
Synonyms: Duck mallard: maillard, ainette, enette, Common Mallard (Eng), Stockente (Alle), Anade real (Espa), Germano reale (Ital), Wilde Eend (Neerl), Kryakva (Russ), Gräsand (Sued)
Cut: 51 to 62 cm
Scale: 81 to 98 cm
Weight: 850 to 1400 G
Identification: Most widespread of wild ducks. Male: Brown gray with the head dark green, yellowish nozzle, white collar, chest brown purplished, remains black and white body. Female: Brown mouchetée of yellow, brown nozzle bordered d'orange.
Longevity (maximum): 29 years
Song: The Duck mallard cancane, canquete, nasille. Cancanent male noisy, with one or two false note initial, is often followed weaker corner-corner-corner.
Habitat:: It attends many mediums: ponds, lakes, marshes timbered or not, urban coasts, parts d'eau... It is satisfied with tiny parts of water(ponds, ditches...).
Behaviors: The mallard is far from savage, some reproduce with domestic ducks. The male is far to be faithful and changes partner every year. Like the majority of ducks of surface, it nourishes plants, often while rocking towards.
It flies away without running on water. The males cover a plumage similar to that of the females, known as d'éclipse, at the time of the moult of end d'été where the rémiges all fall at the same time. They take again their initial aspect into 3 to 4 weeks.
Flight: Ahead tended head and neck, beats not very full and fast.
Nesting: Nest: Cut grass furnished with sleeping bag, on the ground or sometimes in the cavity of a willow tadpole. Clearly bridge greenish March from 7 to 16 eggs; approximately 26 days incubation by the female alone. The youngs fly to 7 weeks old.
Mode: Watery seeds, roots and plants but also towards, frogs and insects.

I hope you like him. I have posted the original photo as a workshop.

hummingbird24, JennHen, Eugene, marhowie, ellis49, Runnerduck, guychou, liquidsunshine, scottevers7, dew77, Comandante, naki has marked this note useful
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To ellis49: You dont know Mallard?Luc 1 04-20 13:39
To marhowie: many masters on TN now...Luc 1 04-20 13:34
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Truly wonderful and breathtaking POV of this fine mallard, Luc. I very much love the detail and colors, but especially that eye! Very well done indeed. Thank you and congratulations.

Stunning! You captured the irridescent colors of his head feathers perfectly! I love the round shapes presented in this compo, too. Well done, Luc! -Jenn

Truely beautifull colours Luc !!! fantastic shot. Pov is good too :)

Well done

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-04-20 12:11]

Now that's getting right in there for the shot.
Excelent composition and details.
Quelle belle vue, Luc!!! Bravo


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  • Eugene (264)
  • [2005-04-20 12:56]

you captured this very well. It is a great picture of an "ordinary" subject taken in a special way. Thanks for sharing, eugene

Hello Luc, Master of close-up portraits! ;-)
Excellent! Perfect!! Very well done!!!

Great close-up, Luc.
Mallard ? I don't know what kind of bird this is, maybe it only lives in Canada. ;-)
Great pose, composition, colours and details.
Excellent work, my friend.

Amazing detail, the colours are fantastic.
Great pov.
Brilliant, thanks for posting.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-04-20 15:47]

Gorgeous capture of the colours and details of this mallard's head, Luc. That takes a lot of skill. Thanks for another beauty!

Les couleurs sont simplement magnifiques. Bravo!

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-04-20 16:30]

Salut Luc
Oui il est beau. La composition est excellente et j'adore les différentes couleurs vertes des plumes. Bon travail.
Salutations. Toni

Halo Luc!
Wonderful colours! Just perfect! AMAZING shot!

Wonderful portrait Luc,
The detail, sharpness and composition are excellent. The colour is just outstanding. This certainly has a lot more impact mirrored as you have done.
Thanks for posting

Luc, I really love this capture on the Mallard. A great pose, and the color and detail are superb. An excellent job!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-04-20 21:50]

Félicitations Luc une belle prise de vue. Les couleurs sont superbes.

Merci pour l'envoi.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-04-20 23:43]

Nice close shot of duck,the eye expression seems Duck was deep in thought,thinking something or how to pose Mr Luc :).

Nice portrait, it could even be better with a warmer BG.
Good details and colours.
Well done.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-04-21 3:39]

Hi Luc!
Very nice portrait and wonderful composition.
DOF and details on head are superb.TFS...:-)

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-04-21 6:18]

Hello Luc! This is wonderful!! What can I write? Lovely colors, fantastic twinkle in his eye, sharp details, great POV, excellent DOF, just great! This is a wonderful portrait. TFS!

Vivid colors,wonderful details and great composition.
Very well done!

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-04-21 13:40]

Hi Luc, wonderful composition with great colors.
Very well done and thank you for sharing.

A W E S O M E Luc. I am lost for words!

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