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Duck mallard

Duck mallard
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Copyright: jeanpaul Bolduc (jeanpaul) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2097 W: 99 N: 3518] (14962)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Kodak DX6490, 52.6mm
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/350 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-28 19:22
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Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The Duck mallard
Duck malard, Head-green, French Duck - Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Classification Classifies:
birds Order: anseriformes Family: anatidés (swans, geese, ducks)
Subfamily: anatinés (ducks)
Physical description
the Duck mallard is of strong size. The male weighs on average 1,2 kg and the female, 1,1 kg. Their overall length turns around 50 to 68 cm, including the tail from 7,8 to 9,4 cm length. Their total scale varies between 78 and 101 cm.

In bridal plumage, the male has the head and the neck greens, a thin collar white, the chest chestnut, the remainder of the gray and black body, and the white tail. Its nozzle is yellow greenish and its legs, orange. After the nesting, a moult gives him a plumage similar to that of the female. Approximately 3 weeks later, that is to say in July or in August, one second moult enables him to take again its bridal plumage.

Delivered female beige, is mottled the brown dark one. Like that of youthful, it resembles the plumage of black Duck but it is generally of clearer colour. With the flight, 2 white bars on the wing, on both sides from a blue spéculum, just as a color blanchâtre on surface external of the tail, distinguish also the female and youthful the mallards from black Duck. The nozzle of the female mallard is yellowish or greenish, more or less tried of black, and its legs are orange red.

Habitat and food the Duck mallard niche everywhere in Europe, in Asia, in North America and even in Australia. In Quebec, it is particularly widespread in the lowlands and in the south of the St. Lawrence, just as in the valley of Outaouais. It nidifie also usually in the agricultural sectors, of Gaspésie to the clay belt of Abitibi-Témiscamingue, on the island of Anticosti, in the Island-of-the-Madeleine, in the coastal sectors of Gaspésie and on Coast-North.

The Duck mallard attends the marshes, the marshy grounds, the ponds, the lakes, the rivers calm, the bays, the places flooded in forest or discovered ground, and the cereal fields. It nourishes especially watery plants charnues, seeds, grains and nipples. But its mode comprises also watery insects, molluscs, tadpoles, frogs and small fish.

Lasted reproduction of incubation: 28 days

Numbers brooded per year: 1

A number of eggs per year: 5 to 15, often 8 to 12

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-05-28 19:52]

Salut jeanPaul,
very nice! Excellent colors and great details. Lovely picture.

Perfeita, Jean Paul!!
Dá para sentir a maciez e a textura das penas!!
Lindos detalhes e cores!

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-05-28 21:53]
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Hi JeanPaul
This is a great photo my friend. This duck must have been pretty close to you for this kind of close-up.
The composition is great and the cropping was done to excellent measures. The colours are absolutely stunning and the DOF is absolutely spot-on showing brilliant details. The dark water surface compliments the bird and the exposure/lighting was perfectly control.
Great work and TFS.

Excellent composition,such a photogenic mallards I just love their colour...
Well done sir...

Hi JP,
good portrait! Nice colors and details, really sharp.

Good framing, my friend!
I like your composition, and the fine details in the bird...
Good colours, and the ripples in the water add life!
Pablo -

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-29 4:25]

Hello Jeanpaul,
Very nice capture.I liked POV,colors,eye contact and,details and composition a lot.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-05-29 4:34]

Hi Jeanpaul, nice close up of this mallard. Excellent details and colours. I also like the ripples on the water. Well done and TFS.

Hello Jeanpaul, great shot of this beautiful duck! So close and it seems that he was looking at you! eyecontact! Interesting framing also. Thank you and have a great week!

Nice sharp shot of your mallard Jeanpaul.
Well framed, nice POV, and good color as well. Some detail lost in the hard light/shadow, but overall a great post..
Well done and TFS!

Brilliant portrait of this lovely duck, Jeanpaul.
The angle of light is superb in this image, adding tremendous value to a well composed and colorful shot.

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2006-05-29 10:25]

Belle présentation de ce mallard Jean-Paul. L'iamge présente une bonne netteté. toutefois ont notte une légère overposition sur les parties plus claire du plumage. Bravo

Hi Jeanpaul,
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.

Thanks for posting, have a great week.

Belle composition, couleur, et j'aime le reflet sur les plumes de ce canard. Bon travail !


Bonjour Jean-Paul,
La photo du canard est très bonne , a de bons détails, couleurs et clarté. La lumière est un peu dure mais non mauvaise ; spécialement j´aime le brillant sur les plumes.
Bien fait, ami !

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-06-18 1:06]

Great picture of this duck. Great color, sharpness and BG.


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