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Female Duck


Female Duck
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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: 2014-07-31
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: 2014-08-15 11:20
Viewed: 1257
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here you see the female Mallard Duck. She was one of a few that was reaching under the lillypads and eating something under them. I'm not sure what. Maybe the lillies themselves.

Mallard: Medium-sized dabbling duck with gray body and chestnut-brown breast. Head is green and neck ring is white. Bill is yellow-green. Wing speculum is white-bordered metallic purple-blue. Tail is dark with distinct white edges and two curled black feathers. Legs and feet are orange. Female is mottled brown with mostly white tail, has a brown-saddled orange bill, and no curled tail feathers. Juvenile resembles female but has duller bill. Eclipse male is similar to female but is grayer overall and has olive-green bill. Hybridizes with Black Ducks, Mottled Ducks, and domestic ducks.


http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/87/overview/Mallard.aspx

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-15 11:34]

Hi Trevor,a difficult light but not to you,great exposure of the light reflection on the water and perfect dot of fire to take the best detail of this sad female,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,LUCIANO

Hello Trevor-Another beautiful picture of this Mallard Duck(Female).This species are quite common in India,and even it's a Domestic animal for its Egg and Meat.Well captured with natural colour and sharpness.Even dropping water is well managed.I like its natural habitat too.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice WE-Srikumar

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