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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: 2005-04-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S5500
Exposure: f/3.1, 1/350 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-16 12:22
Viewed: 3360
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
MALLARD - Anas platyrhnchos

A lot has been said about Mallards on TN, in fact some would say enough has been said! Either way here is a bit more information …

The mallard is undoubtedly the most recognized waterfowl in the world. The familiar duck morphology is complemented with a iridescent blue speculum on the wings in both sexes. On the male, the notable characteristics are the green iridescent plumage on the head and neck, and curled black feathers on the tail. The female's plumage is drab (!) brown.

After the breeding season, mallards form flocks and migrate from northern latitudes to warmer southern areas. There they wait and feed until the breeding season starts again. Some mallards, however, may choose to stay through the winter in areas where food and shelter are abundant; these mallards make up resident populations.

The familiar "quack" of ducks is from the female mallard--it is named the "decrescendo call", and can be heard for miles. A female will give the call when she wants to bring other ducks to her, such as her ducklings, and as a result it is also known as the "hail call".


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Excelent shot, Julia.
I like your composition and POV. The reflection in the water is an added bonus.
Excelent work.


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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-05-16 12:56]
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Hello Julia,

A very nice picture. Warm colors, sharp detials and good POV. I really like the waterdroplets on her head. Well done & TFS!


Hi Julia :-)
Grrat beak :-) Warm photo with wonderful, sharp details!

I like this great face-off! Good job

Gorgeous, colours and sharpness and DOF are all great. Beautiful symmetry you caught here, well spotted :)

Nice shot Julia, Good details and not your usual POV..Creative title! ;-)) Yes, the water droplets add nicely - Well done!

Good shot Julia,
Great POV, the water drops on her head are great.
Well detailed and good exposure. I personally prefer the DRAB coloured female to the male. This is a very good capture, thanks for posting.
Do you want to hear a joke about a duck??!!??

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-17 3:31]
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Hello Julia!
Wonderful duck shot again.Framing,details and composition are perfect.TFS....:-)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-17 4:17]
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Belle et intéressante composition photographique bien réalisée pour cette cane. Jolies couleurs et point de vue original.
Well Done !

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2005-12-28 14:05]

excelent position and quaitdy .

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