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Mallard Duck Babies


Mallard Duck Babies
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Copyright: Trevor McLeod (rapidshot) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 419] (2844)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 50 HS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-11 9:08
Viewed: 1214
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These mallards are just getting bigger. The algae you see is just one of the many things they'll eat off the bottom.

It usually feeds by dabbling for plant food or grazing; there are reports of it eating frogs. It usually nests on a river bank, but not always near water. It is highly gregarious outside of the breeding season and forms large flocks, which are known as sords.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mallard_duck

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Hello Trevor-Well captured these Mallard Ducks.The full figure one looks very beautiful with natural colour and sharpness.Other two ducks details are also nice.But one doesn't want to show its face,so can't say anything.Even under water details are very attractive to me.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-08-11 22:15]

Hi Trevor.
I have never seen young mallards in a wild. They are very charming and you managed to picture them at a very natural situation. I am impressed with clarity of the image and details of the main subjects. TFS and best regards.
Alexei.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-12 9:09]

Hi Trevor,a typical pic of the start of summer,caught in an excellent and original way,very close and with perfect exposure,detail and colors,a common specie in my country too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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