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Mandarin Duck

By Mike_Smith
Thank you to Ewan, Winton photography for giving me his GEA on my previous picture, and thanks for all the C & C's appreciate it. Today i have a Mandarin Duck, you really can't beat these for colour.

The male has the most elaborate and ornate plumage with distinctive long orange feathers on the side of the face, orange 'sails' on the back, and pale orange flanks. The female is dull by comparison with a grey head and white stripe behind the eye, brown back and mottled flanks. They were introduced to the UK from China and have become established following escapes from captivity.

Tags: Canon Birds General Ducks Bird Mandarin duck Wildlife and nature Aix galericulata

Voters: ColleenA, ali63, phillG and 38 more

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ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
3 Nov 2014 4:44PM
What a beautiful bird, love the coloured plumage...he posed so nicely for impressive shot Mike
ali63 9 791 1 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2014 4:47PM
A stunning image of this beautiful Duck

Hermanus 9 4 South Africa
3 Nov 2014 4:53PM
Showing off his magnificent hairdo - vain duck this Smile An excellent capture Mike !
OlwenB 7 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2014 4:58PM
Great pose and capture. Smile

3 Nov 2014 5:00PM
Beautiful bird Mike, super composition,
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2014 5:02PM
Lovely capture.

you have captured this colourful bird to perfection Mike
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
3 Nov 2014 5:18PM
Such beautiful birds, Mike, and you have certainly done this one justice.
Excellent shot

beautiful shot lovely colors. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2014 5:36PM
A terrific capture of this colourful duck
danbrann 17 640 17
3 Nov 2014 5:47PM
You have capture all of that lovely detail so well.
ade123 8 285 1 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2014 6:14PM
A beautiful image Mike stunning detail & colours and a great pose

barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2014 6:39PM
And what a great pose as a bonus
Top detailed capture Mike

12 10 10 England
3 Nov 2014 7:21PM
Haven't seen one of these for ages - this one is looking rather coy.Wink
HarrietH Plus
11 303 Portugal
3 Nov 2014 8:10PM
He kows he is beautiful. Great shot.

Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2014 8:11PM
The colours captured here are really natural
A lovely shot Mike
3 Nov 2014 8:52PM
Beautiful shot Mike. Cathy
Growmore 12 4 3 England
3 Nov 2014 9:11PM
Beautiful colourful shot Mike and wonderful work.
9 3 8 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2014 6:05PM
A wonderful image of my favourite type of duckGrin

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