Wood Duck 2
|Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul)
|Date Taken: 2012-10-21|
|Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 600 mm f/4 II|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds|
|Details: Tripod: Yes|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2012-10-23 21:00|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|One more from my recent trip.|
Few sights are more spectacular then a Wood Duck drake in full breeding plumage perched on a log and the females put other plain mottled hens to shame.
Both sexes have a crested head. In males, the head has many hues of purple and green with two white lines running from the base of the bill and from the front of the eye to the crest. Chin and throat are white and the large eyes are red. A burgundy chest and purplish back and tail complete a handsome plumage. Hens have striking white rings surrounding their eyes on their sooty grey head. As in the male, chin and throat are white. Chest, sides and flanks are grey-brown and the belly is white.
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