Falcated Duck

By GillyB    
Not one from our local village pond where we have a very nice selection of mallards and moorhens but one from WWT Martin Mere.

Many thanks to Peter and Ron for their awards on my previous upload and thanks as always for taking the time to look at this one.

Tags: Duck Wildlife and nature

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Beautiful capture

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ddolfelin Plus
7 103 3 Wales
8 Mar 2016 10:59AM
That's a terrible thing to do to a duck but it looks great anyway.
I'm just recovering from my falcated broad band.

A wonderful picture, full of detail.
GillyB Plus
14 317 8 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2016 11:15AM
Thank you both! your award is much appreciated Peter Grin
8 Mar 2016 1:04PM
Beautiful capture and presentation.
Effrossini
Irishkate Plus
9 41 115 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2016 1:28PM
Had to check meaning of the word 'falcated' - a new word for me today Gilly.


Falcated - adjective
curved like a scythe or sickle; hooked; falciform.

Plenty curves on this handsome fella.
Kate Grin



Origin of falcate
GillyB Plus
14 317 8 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2016 1:58PM
Thank you for that Kate Grin apparently it is the tail feathers that give it this name.
RonnieAG Plus
9 154 118 Scotland
8 Mar 2016 2:08PM
Very fine detailed capture of this pretty duck.
R.
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
8 Mar 2016 2:26PM
What a lovely and very different little duck. Beautifully captured with super detail.
NDODS Plus
9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2016 2:36PM
One of the best images of this species I have come across for quite a wile. Beautiful colouring and the sharpest of detail which in turn has been processed and presented to a very high standard.

Thanks for sharing Gilly.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
8 Mar 2016 3:18PM
Beautiful image. Well captured.
Jasper87 Plus
9 2.3k 157 England
8 Mar 2016 5:25PM
Beautifully detailed plumage, Gilly.

Dave
GillyB Plus
14 317 8 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2016 5:37PM
Many thanks!

Grin
dgould 6 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2016 5:56PM
Great colours; love Martin Mere but is always a challenge for me. This great shot hides a multitude of independent vaiables that work impeccably together. Thanks for sharing. Degsyp
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
8 Mar 2016 6:43PM
Exquisite!
craggwildlifephotography Junior Member 11 137 1 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2016 6:47PM
a new word for me also today Gilly.
Excellent capture well presented.

David
GillyB Plus
14 317 8 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2016 8:00PM
Thank you Derek, Jenn and David .... much appreciated!

Grin
ade123 Plus
6 285 1 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2016 9:22PM
A superb image Gill. Beautiful colours and pin sharp feather detail. Great presentation too

Ade
8 Mar 2016 10:46PM
What a beauty
GillyB Plus
14 317 8 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2016 12:06AM
Thank you!

Grin
Beautiful!
Carol

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