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Anas platyrhynchos

Anas platyrhynchos
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-02
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-11 0:43
Viewed: 2274
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), probably the best-known and most recognizable of all ducks, is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and sub-tropical areas of North America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand (where it is currently the most common duck species), and Australia. It is strongly migratory in the northern parts of its breeding range, and winters farther south. For example, in North America it winters south to Mexico, but also regularly strays into Central America and the Caribbean between September and May.

The Mallard and the Muscovy Duck are believed to be the ancestors of all domestic ducks.

The Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies to the mallard.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-11 0:58]

Hello Siggi,
A fine capture of a female Mallard taken from a great half rear POV with her head turned. The sharpness, lighting and composition in the water are excellent.
Well done and TFS!
Best wishes,

Hi Siggi,

Fine detail of the plumage on this Mallard. I like the stillness of the water withh just the hint of motion around the bird and that water drop on the beak lifts the image to a higher level. Well seen and timed.


Such a finely exposed and focused image Siegfried, in perfect composition with the reflection. TFS this beautiful scene my friend.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-11 1:46]

Hello Siegfried
Nice capture with good details and natural colors.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-02-11 2:02]

Hi Siggi,

Maybe a common duck for the most of us but the focus and dof as well the light and colors looking perfect in this capture,thanks


hello Siegfried
beautiful sharpness picture of the duck
nice composition
greeting lou

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-02-11 3:22]

Czesc Siggi!

Popularny widok na zimowym stawie. Ladnie uchwycona kaczka, podoba mi sie ujecie i ladne, cieple kolory zdjecia. Bardzo ladnie wyszly tez fale na na pewno lodowatej wodzie :-)

Hi Siggi,a lovely and perfect capture of this beautiful female mallard in a fine composition my friend.
TFS and cheers,

Hello Siegfried,
beatiful image of this Mallard! I like composition, colors and details.

Best regards, Leonid

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-02-11 5:37]

Hello Siegfried, excellent shot of this beauty with great details.
TFS and G's,

Hi Siggi,
a nice capture of the duck, the DOF is very good, almost the entire bird is in focus.
Nice diagonal composition and fine natural colours.

Well done.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-02-11 9:07]

Hello Siggi,

You have made a good photo ofthis female duck. The POV was fine and you have had even fine eye contact. Light was good and you used it well.

Thank you for sharing,

Hi Siegfried,
A lovely capture of this beautiful mallard duck. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-11 11:24]

Hallo Siegfried,
Beautiful capture of this Mallard.Sharpness,warm lighting,exposure and details are perfect.
Thanks for posting.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-11 11:26]

Hi Sigefried. This is such a clear well detail and sharp close up of the female Malard. Warm colours with the reflection in the still water. With drip of water on the end of the bill. well done TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-11 11:43]

Hi Siggi,

A beautiful capture of this Lady Mallard. A marvelous view of her rear feathers and a nice profile of her face. The colors and details are superb - love those feathers. Also wonderful is the droplet on the bottom of her beak. Lovely reflections and excellent composition.


Hi Siegfried,

Nice poce from this female Mallard.

Good details and beatiful colours.


very nice composition , a very sharp one , with fine details and wonderful colours ,
I like very much the position of duck in the sun light and reflections in the water ,
well done !

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-02-11 16:00]

Hola Siggi.
Great work. Lovely colors and BG I also like the the fine details on plumage of this beautiful Mallard.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-02-11 17:56]

Hello Siggi,
This image possess great sharpness and natural colors. The water drip on the tip of her bill is a nice bonus. Great work Siggi, thank you for sharing.

hello Siegfried,
fine capture, i liked the details, the colours, the pose and the eye contact very much, well composed shot,
tfs & regards

Hello Siegfried !
I love to see mallards, they are such beautiful ducks ! THis one strongly reminds me of the one I had at home (which was killed two days ago) so it brings back a lot of happy memories. Excellent details, sunny colors, and the water looks soft and smooth, like an oil paiting. The reflection is beautiful, too. Very well done !

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-02-12 5:08]

Lieber Siggi,
Schönes Licht hast Du eingefangen in diesem Bild. Mir gefällt auch die dezentierte Komposition sehr gut und die Farben sind von grosser Schönheit und Schlichtheit. Sehr gelungene Aufnahme.
Mit herzlichen Grüssen

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  • azaf1 (42)
  • [2009-02-13 11:55]

Good evening Siegfried

It's funny to see Greek names in the animal world! Excellent detail and perfect diagonal with a great reflection.


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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-02-14 0:35]

Merhaba Siegfried,
Çok harika yakalnmış bir ördek fotosu. Sudaki yansıması ve detaylar enfes. Tebrikler.


Hi Siggi,

Thanks for showing us this perfect shot of the swimming duck in well lit area. I like the sharpness and details with the inclusion of the reflection.

Well done and have a great weekend.

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  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2009-02-27 12:29]

Siemanko Siggi ,
Bardzo dobra fotka kaczki , dobrze naswietlona , wszystko bardzo ladnie pokazane .
Pozdrawiam , Slawek .

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