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Thanks to everybody who commented and voted on my image yesterday. Back to our feathery friends today. A juvenile Mandarin taken at Swanbourne lake in Arundel, a possible escapee from WWT Arundel. Beautiful birds full of character Smile And personally i think the most beautiful duck in the world Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:11 Jul 2012 - 6:04 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:+2/3
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Juvenile Mandarin Duck
Username:lostnspace2011 lostnspace2011
Uploaded:24 Jul 2012 - 1:05 PM
Tags:Mandarin duck, Wildlife / nature
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morpheus1955
24 Jul 2012 - 1:37 PM

Fine shot, excellent detail and tones.

Hugh

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lostnspace2011
24 Jul 2012 - 2:57 PM

Thank you Hugh Smile

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WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2012 - 4:40 PM

Looking a little lost at the moment. Nicely captured.

Dave

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lostnspace2011
24 Jul 2012 - 5:29 PM

Thanks Dave Smile . Maybe a little lost although it was one of 2 juvi`s at the lake, no sign of any adult.

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nicedayout
24 Jul 2012 - 6:30 PM

This is the first juvenile i have seen Mark. Yes the males are stunning.

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
24 Jul 2012 - 6:49 PM

Excellent capture Mark, great detail..........

John

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mooreish
mooreish  2 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2012 - 7:00 PM

Funny looking dude mate, great image

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2012 - 7:10 PM

A great capture of this odd looking Mandarin - the proverbial ugly duckling

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clintQB
clintQB  351 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Jul 2012 - 8:59 PM

another super shot....like the feathers on this little fellas head

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lostnspace2011
24 Jul 2012 - 9:01 PM

Thanks Jamie, John, Cliff and Ray.

Think he looks a little like he has been dragged through a hedge but he wont stay like that Smile

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
25 Jul 2012 - 10:53 AM

Yes but it will grow into a beauty in time, nice detail like it lots not seen a youngster before, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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UrbaneMagick
26 Jul 2012 - 12:32 AM

agreew ith youy about it being hte prettiest of all ducks..and I;ve never seen a juvenile before..nicely done Smile

Gareth Smile

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lostnspace2011
26 Jul 2012 - 11:33 AM

Very true Leon. Smile

I was unlucky not to see an Adult Male Gareth, seen the female but no sign of a Male, seemed to be a few Juvi`s around though

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