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|A cute duck for Jeff ... Happy Birthday, Jeff.|
Mandarin Duck on the pond close to my house.
The Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata), or just Mandarin, is a medium-sized perching duck, closely related to the North American Wood Duck. It is 41-49 cm long with a 65-75 cm wingspan.
Mandarin Ducks, which are referred to by the Chinese as Yuan-yang are frequently featured in Oriental art and are regarded as a symbol of conjugal affection and fidelity.
A Chinese proverb for loving couples uses the Mandarin Duck as a metaphor: "Two mandarin ducks playing in water" . The Mandarin Duck symbol is also used in Chinese weddings, because in traditional Chinese lore they symbolize wedded bliss and fidelity.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
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This is an amazing shot, the colours and tonal range is absolutly wonderful. TFS
- [2008-10-14 7:18]
Beautiful image ,good POV and razor sharp image.Oustanding colors and plumage detail.
- [2008-10-14 22:48]
What amazing detail and colour, it really looks like a oil painting, just beautiful. Excellent reflection, just outstanding, all the best,
Cheers Rick :)
- [2008-10-16 0:23]
stunning shot of this stunning Mandarin duck. great work!
Very good portrait of this Wood Duck...I mean Mandarin:-)
Quite difficult to photograph this duck technically. A good photo!