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Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)

By teocali
A male Mandarin duck (Aix galericulata) taken at Arundel WWT yesterday and the first shot of one of these that I have been reasonably satisfied with. As an afterthought, have just uploaded a V2 with the bird cropped in (omitting the reflections) just to give an idea of the detail captured.
Had a wonderful day in the company of Ina (Gezina), Richard(Mossyoak), Alec (Alec1) and Ron(Maiwand) with his wife Betty and granddaughter Victoria, who is also an enthusiastic togger.
Thank you all so much for your great response to my Star Magnolia - really appreciated as always Smile

Tags: Duck Male Nature reserve Arundel Wetlands Wwt Mandarin Wildlife and nature Aix-galericulata

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Comments


Greyheron 14 282 7 England
7 Apr 2011 10:56AM
Love these guys - you have captured the colours beautifully - the rippled reflection adds a lovely depth to your composition.

Didn't you hava a great day for the outing Smile

Mike

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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
7 Apr 2011 11:14AM
A belter, Sylvia, pin sharp, glorious colours, very well composed and captured. Carol
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
7 Apr 2011 11:32AM
Excellent crisp, crisp detail and string but natural colours and with a reflection well captured: very well done, Sylvia.
Ronnie.
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2011 11:35AM
pin sharp detail sylvia cracking colours and reflection the tighter crop of v2 for me today a stunner Wink
andy
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
7 Apr 2011 11:53AM
Such a pretty bird on the water Sylvia. The plumage colours and detail is quite outstanding. Cracking good shot.
Ron
Alec1 8 4 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2011 12:23PM
Super detailed capture Sylvia, love v2.
Alec
VidB 7 11 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2011 7:14PM
Excellent detail and colour Sylvia, I think V1 as there is more space V2 looks a bit tight too me
Dave
Gezina 10 3 6 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2011 7:59PM
Two cracking captures, lovely colour and detail a good day out for all I think, I certainly enjoyed it .... Ina
7 Apr 2011 8:52PM
Two excellent detailed captures. Amazing coloured little ducks.............Sandy
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
7 Apr 2011 10:34PM
Hi Sylvia, probably one of the prettiest little ducks, beautiful colour and detail here, you should be proud of these,
Geoff.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2011 10:36PM
top notch
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2011 9:34AM
Beautifully captured Sylvia, going for V2 though as such great detail and colours captured
Lillian
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2011 2:13PM
Both beautiful Sylvia - lovely clear colours
Helen
Ray42 8 3 England
8 Apr 2011 6:11PM
A cracking good shot
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
8 Apr 2011 8:12PM
Immaculate detail captured in this most colourful duck Sylvia - just about prefer V1 for the extra reflections.
Brian.
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
9 Apr 2011 10:08PM
The exposure is first class on this Sylvia, showing detail very well in the whites and all round top class. Like the low pov which always adds that extra bit to these waterfowl and brings out a great reflection and tones in the water
First class and deserves higher viewing and comments
Richard
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
13 Apr 2011 7:03PM
Two first class images of this handsome little chap, the detail and colours in his plumage are sublime

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