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Mandarin Duck


Mandarin Duck
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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: 2007-05-01
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-15 3:10
Viewed: 3641
Points: 35
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata), or just Mandarin, is a medium-sized perching duck, closely related to the North American Wood Duck. It is 41-49 cm long with a 65-75 cm wingspan.

The adult male is a striking and unmistakable bird. It has a red bill, large white crescent above the eye and reddish face and "whiskers". The breast is purple with two vertical white bars, and the flanks ruddy, with two orange "sails" at the back. The female is similar to female Wood Duck, with a white eye-ring and stripe running back from the eye, but is paler below, has a small white flank stripe, and a pale tip to its bill

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Hi Siggi,
Wonderful capture of these mandarin ducks in a fine composition with lovely colours.
TFS and cheers,

Bayram

Hi Siegfried,

This is a lovely capture of the ducks.

Regards,
Sowmya

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2008-12-15 3:59]

hi Sigfried

good capture of these ducks, with a also good composition with the water and colors.
Maybe it's a bit too sharp, (there's some halo of light on the border lines of the objects..)
well done.

Taba

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-12-15 4:07]

Hello Siggi, what a coincidence. I also posted a duck and you also. nice shot and lovely sorrounding. Well done Ganesh

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-15 7:33]

Hello Siggi,
A fine composition showing the two beautiful Mandarin Ducks and their reflections in the water. Maybe you've over-sharpened this a bit?
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-15 8:09]

Hi Siegfried,
Lovely capture of this male mandarins.Colors and reflections are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-15 10:35]

Hi Siggi,

A wonderful pair of Mandarin Ducks. The colors are so pretty. The composition is lovely. I love their gentle splashes in the water.

Jane

Ciao Siggi, lovely couple with fantastic colors and splendid reflections, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-12-15 11:03]

Hello Siegfried,
Splendid image of these two Mandarin Drakes, I must show these to my wife Lucy she loves this species. Thanks for sharing.
Rick

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-15 11:22]

Hi Siegfried. You have captured excelent details in the two ducks. good detail and rich colours in the brightly coloured feathers. they stand out from the bright blue water. well done TFS.
Nick..

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-12-15 12:00]

Hello Siegfried, wonderful shot of these lovely ducks.
TFS and G's,
Mehmet

Hi Siegfried,

nice composition ans beautiful colours of these Ducks.
I think it are to much sharpened?

Gert

Hi Siggi,
Very beautiful capture of this pair of Mandarin Ducks with good POV and composition, bright natural colours, sharp details (maybe slightly too much sharpened) and nice milky water.
TFS
Pekka

Hello Sigfried,
nice capture of these ducks, excellent colors and POV.
TFS. Ferran

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-12-15 23:26]

Hi Siggi

Lovely shot of these mandarins. Very good pov combined with nice detail and colour.

James

hello Siegfried ,
beautiful capture, the colors, the pov and the composition looks great, the color of sky on the water and the reflections makes the shot even better

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-12-19 6:19]

Hi Siggi,
It looks like a painting :o) Composition, colors and background are very nice. TFS
All the best,
Selen

Hello Siegfried,
wonderful shot of this very lovely colorful ducks, excellent sharpness and beautiful vivid colors.
Angela

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