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A Special Sunday Shot.
I have been a little concerned as I hadn't seen the Mandarin Duck on our lake for quite some time and was very pleased to see him today. I noticed that he wasn't showing his brilliant 'courting' colours, as he was in my last upload of him. But he is still colourful anyway.

I only had my compact with me, and he was on a 'fenced off' area, so I couldn't get close to him, and this was the best shot that I could get. I hope that you like it.

Brian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot A1100 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:13 May 2012 - 5:15 PM
Focal Length:24.8mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100, 100
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Nice to see ya
Username:Brilane Brilane
Uploaded:13 May 2012 - 7:19 PM
Tags:Mandarin duck, Wildlife / nature
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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2012 - 7:45 PM

Nice shot and good to here of it's return to your area, well captured...................

Tony.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2012 - 9:02 PM

Great pre-narrative superb photograph.

Regards Nathan

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franken
franken e2 Member 123134 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2012 - 9:37 PM

I do like it Brian. I've not seen many of these myself.

Ken

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gwynn56
gwynn56  264 forum posts England
13 May 2012 - 11:21 PM

i think they are very colourful looking ducks , i'm pleased it still at the lake , i eventualy got to see a few the other day , and must confess i deleted more pictures than i kept as they seemed to have a knack of moving when you taking the picture , well captured and well done Smile

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2012 - 11:52 PM

Perhaps he has done so much courting Brian,
some colour has drained out of him !!
Still colourful though.
Mick.

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gingerdelight
14 May 2012 - 10:26 AM

Love Mick's comment above! Smile
Still a beauty even though he is not so bright (the bird, not Mick!!)
Carol xxx

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 10:56 AM

This is such a fancy and beautiful duck, Brian. You're so lucky to have this so close by!

Mick's comment is just hilarious Grin

Andrew

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bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
14 May 2012 - 1:42 PM

he`sovely, well captured
bun Smile

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 8:33 PM

Never a truer word said in jest by our Mick, he's hit the nail on the head. After the breeding season they moult and lose a lot of their colours. They are not as recognisable then

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2012 - 7:18 AM

A beautiful bird and the courtship is their most colourful time, and he is still looking rather handsome here
well shot with your compact too
Lillian

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
15 May 2012 - 4:07 PM

Beautifully captured.

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2012 - 4:41 AM

'the best shot that I could get' looks pretty fabulous to me Brian, as I've never seen one in the flesh (as it were) I'm happy to see one whichever way he comes, be it pre, during, or post breeding time! Wink
Rgds., Jim

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