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Mandarin Duck


Mandarin Duck
Photo Information
Copyright: Sion Roberts (irishprophet25) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 21 N: 280] (1118)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-22
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-25 2:14
Viewed: 2680
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Got the shot of this beautiful duck at the Cotswold Wildlife centre duck pond. It was raining quite a bit as you can probably see from the raindrops on the photo, and as a result had to have someone hold an umbrella above me so I could capture this shot. Hope you all enjoy it.

From Wikipedia:

The Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata), or just Mandarin, is a medium-sized perching duck, closely related to the North American Wood Duck. It is 4149 cm long with a 6575 cm wingspan.
The adult male is a striking and unmistakable bird. It has a red bill, large white crescent above the eye and reddish face and "whiskers". The breast is purple with two vertical white bars, and the flanks ruddy, with two orange "sails" at the back. The female is similar to female Wood Duck, with a white eye-ring and stripe running back from the eye, but is paler below, has a small white flank stripe, and a pale tip to its bill.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-10-27 7:36]

Hi Sion,
very beautiful duck. I like its colours and reflection
Very nice and sharp details.
Pleasant pose.

regards,
Foozi

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