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Mallard (male)

Mallard (male)
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Copyright: Grzegorz Krzywoszynski (bratani) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 2] (77)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H5
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-03-17 15:10
Viewed: 3878
Points: 5
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from Wikipedia.

Mallards form pairs only until the female lays eggs, at which time she is left by the male. The clutch is 8–13 eggs, which are incubated for 27–28 days to hatching with 50–60 days to fledging. The ducklings are precocial, and can swim and feed themselves on insects as soon as they hatch, although they stay near the female for protection. Young ducklings are not naturally waterproof and rely on the mother to provide waterproofing. Mallards also have rates of male-male sexual activity that are unusually high for birds. In some cases, as many as 19% of pairs in a Mallard population are male-male homosexual

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-03-17 15:38]

very nice pose but the colors seem overly bright especially the water. i'd sharpen a tad too

Great pose you have captured here, Grzegorz.
He looks like he is actually standing on top of the water (We can see his feet right at the surface).
The shot is very bright, making the colors look rather washed out. I did a workshop to adjust that. Hope you like it.
TFS. : )

superbe image , j aurais preferé voir le bout des ailes du canard ,pour vraiment etre tres parfaite.
mais c est de l exelent travail.
merci pour le partage
a bientot

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