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Duck Toupée?

Duck Toupée?
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S1-IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-01 22:42
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I know today is April Fool's Day, but is nature playing a joke on us?
I was at Lake Merritt taking pictures of the migrating water fowl when this duck with the fetching hairpiece swam in front of me.

He was with his lady friend, of similar coloring, but without the wig.
They were keeping apart from the large groups of scaups and mallards.

Is there such a species, or is this an aberration?
Any help with identification would be greatly appreciated.

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To SkyF: Male or Female?manyee 1 04-02 17:26
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Hi Manyee
Looks like really april fool from Lovely Bird. I like the picture very much, though i donot know the species. Your sharpness is very good and detail. Nice posting.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-04-02 0:16]

Manyee, what have you here??? Nature's April Fool joke for us. Was he mixing in with other ducks and being accepted by them.
Very good capture, nice and sharp, and a really good find!
Janice :)))

happy april 1st! *g*
this good for a laugh in the morning.
maybe it´s bad-hair-day.
well seen & captured,

Hi Manyee;
Superb clear and nice captured of this bird.
Well done!

Hi Manyee,
hahaha, so lovely, it's a funny one for the 1st of April. I like it very much, thanks for sharing
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-04-02 4:58]

Excellente et amusante prise.

Merci pour l'envoie Manyee.


Hello Manyee,
What a lovely duck, nice portarit. Sharpness, POV, colors, clear details and composition are good. Well done. Congratulations...
Ali Rıza

Hello Manyee!!
Fantastic photo! Great POV, colors and composition! Perfect details! Great work!

Hi Manyee, It apears he wearing a hat, Just Excellent, great colors, BG, POV, Great details, Just perfect, TFS Kyle

Such a pretty portrait of a duck,well photograph. NIce work Manyee

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2006-04-02 10:44]

Hi Manyee!

Funny capture ;-) This bird looks like French lady from beginning of XXth century :-) Very good observation, pose, details. Amazing elegance :-)

Hi Manyee,
A funny and nice picture with a very nice hairdo;-)).
The Duck looks like a pale Mallard Drake.
Good composition and POV.
Well done, my friend.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-04-02 16:37]
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Hello Manyee,
my first thought was a duck bride, but you wrote this is a male. Very interesting I never seen such a duck before. Beautiful capture, the details and colors are so lovely. Excellent sharpness and well composed.

Hi Manyee,
What a funny Duck. Almost looks like he/she escaped from Disney World. The colors and details of the photo are excellent.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1836 W: 303 N: 4300] (14767)
  • [2006-04-04 11:03]

Un étrange canard en effet. Cett crinière est sûrement une aberration comme vous le souligné dans votre note. Une coquetterie de la Nature.
Merci ManYee.

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  • angyl (22)
  • [2006-05-04 4:09]

Looks like you found yourself some sort of Crested Duck :)


Wonderful capture!

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