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Mandarin Duck

Mandarin Duck
Photo Information
Copyright: Roy Fallon (Roynsam) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 125] (451)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fuji Finepix S3 pro, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-06 6:56
Viewed: 4758
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Mandarin Duck was one of a group of about 15 that were living at the Martin Mere Wildfowl Trust, near Southport, Lancashire.
It would be difficult to think of any more colourful bird that can be found.
These birds are just absolutely stunning to look at.
This is a male of the species and as with most bird species the female is a little less spectacular in her plumage.
The Martin Mere Wetlands are a fantastic place to visit and I go there as often as I can make the journey, usually about twice a year.



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Gorgeous creature. I cannot quite determine the point of focus, however. Seems a bit fuzzy all over. Is this due to low res. photo and then digital enlargement? Or from resizing for upload? Or perhaps, a bit too much movement from the bird itself? It is a stunning bird, as you say. Thanks for sharing!

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