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Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 630 W: 133 N: 4324] (28008)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S VR ZOOM-NIKKOR 70-300f/4.5-5.6 G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-20 11:44
Viewed: 1728
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Mallard was one of the many bird species originally described by Linnaeus in his 18th century work, Systema Naturae, and still bears the first binomial name it was given.
The Mallard is the ancestor of almost all of the varieties of domestic ducks, others being descended from the Muscovy Duck and American Black Duck. Ducks belong to the subfamily Anatinae of the waterfowl family Anatidae.
The name is derived from the Old French malart or mallart "wild drake", although its ultimate derivation is unclear. It may be related to an Old High German masculine proper name Madelhart, clues lying in the alternate English forms "maudelard" or "mawdelard".
Mallards frequently interbreed with their closest relatives in the genus Anas, such as the American Black Duck, and also with species more distantly related, for example the Northern Pintail, leading to various hybrids that may be fully fertile.

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Model: NIKON D90
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Exposure Time: 125/10000 sec
F-Stop: f/5.6
Focal Length: 140/1 mm
Date Taken: 2012-03-17 09:02
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 261 kb

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Ciao Sergio
Excellent portrait, very good sharpness, perfect colors, the bacground a bit too bright.

Ciao Sergio,
Amazing photo of this Mallard female, TFS!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-03-21 4:44]

Un vero capolavoro,meglio che la legnata di Vucinic,peccato per il terribile controluce che ha sbiancato il cielo.Buona giornata,Luciano

Ciao Sergio,
Bellissima ! ottima nitidezza e grande POV
Complimenti , ciao Vanni

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