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Duck Tales

Duck Tales
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Copyright: Lorie Joy Mindaro (MindarL) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 19] (83)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S1-IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-12-07 7:09
Viewed: 5877
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sometimes, what can be ordinary in other countries can be new to other countries. These are mallard ducks,and is most common in the Northern Hemisphere including North America. We, in the Philippines, only get the chance to see them in zoological parks. This was the first time I saw this kind of duck in person. When I get a chance to photograph our native duck, I'll post it.

It is easy to tell the males from the female mallards. Most male mallards have grayish or brownish feathers, a green colored head, and a purple breast. On the other hand, the female is only brown and white and is maller than the male. The length of the normal mallard is about 50-60 cm. ( 20.5 -28 in.). Mallards molt in late spring or early summer. The males molt earlier than the females.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2004-12-07 12:17]

Lucky guy, two wives. One is enough for me. Nice pose. Well seen and nice post.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-12-07 12:19]

Great POV here, Lorie.
Good work: picture and note.

Thanks for posting.

They are "online" very good capture, even if the focus is soft on the first mallard.

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