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Copyright: Julia Hollis (Runnerduck) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 381 W: 57 N: 616] (1851)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S5500
Exposure: f/3.1, 1/480 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-04-20 15:35
Viewed: 3185
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos

A few of the Drakes at a smaller pond I visit appear to have white eyelids. Not sure why, can't find any information on them. Thought it was quite interesting, so of course had to share.

Tried to find something new and interesting on Mallards...

A duck's "quack" doesn't echo because it's resonant/anti-resonant. It is also only a
certain sound that they make that will not echo. The non-echoing sound mentioned is used
for inter-species location, while flying or otherwise. It's true that no one knows why
they would need this ability but it is thought to be a "fluke" of nature. The study of
anti-resonant sound came from the study of mallards. One of the more intriguing aspects of
anti-resonance is the possible use in restaurants and cars. Restaurants could use
anti-resonance in private booths to keep them "private". Cars could use anti-resonance to
completely silence the engine.

Fact from www.anvari.org

Image was cropped, no other pp was done.

Thanks for taking the time to look.

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That loud, quack, quack, quack, quack, quack, is done by the female not the male. LOL
Excelent capture and well done on the composition. Interesting eye lid, that's for sure.


Halo Julia!
Great eye!!!!! I like this duck very much!
That's true :-)

Nice shot Julia,
He's having a quick doze in the warm sun.
Nice composition, details and colours. Nice low POV.
Thanks for posting

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-04-20 23:39]
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Nice composition&good eye contact,pic looks more sharpend.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-04-21 3:57]
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Wonderful composition Julia!
Colors,DOF and your model are very nice.
I think,may be you shoud decrease contrast a little.
Well done!TFS...:-))

Hello Julia, Great details and colors to your naptime mallard. It looks like you handled some very bright light well also..Oh yeah. I wanted to tell you that your note "resonates" very well with interesting facts! ;-)) Well done and enjoy the Raynox lense's when ya get em'

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-04-21 6:57]
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Hello Julia. I like ducks and your picture is very nice. Look at him, he's sleeping and he doesn't even know his picture will be watched by people all over the world. :) Good colors and a nice low POV. His feet seem a little overexposed but not too serious. TFS!

Nice shot Julia!
I liked the composition and DOF very much!

Wonderful capture Julia!
The colors are incredible and detail is sharp, my only nit is the FG and I might have cropped it, otherwise a perfect shot to my eye. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-04-21 15:21]
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Julia, I enjoy mallards.

Nice shot. Great pov, pose, composition and sharpness.

I like the bg too.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-05-12 4:52]
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lovely colours and details on this resting mallard. good presentation

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