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Female Mallard duck (Anas platyrhynchos)

Female Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Location: Otago Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand

Here is a female Mallard duck (Anas platyrhynchos), showing off her pretty feathers in the sunlight.  The photo was taken in New Zealand, but this duck species also is common in North America, Europe, and Asia.

5 comments:

kml said...

We have them here too, Bobbie. It looks like you were pretty close to her. Love the little patch of blue!

Becky and Gary said...

They are around here too, and even though they are a bit drab, I think they are striking. A good picture you have.
B.

BNS said...

@ Kathy - Yes, she was just a few feet away, obviously accustomed to being around people. I took the photo at a picnic area next to a small beach.

@ Becky - I agree, these are quite striking birds. This one was good enough to pose for me.

Bobbie

T and S said...

Neat shot, I like the details you have got on this, the lighting is a little harsh though.

BNS said...

Thanks, T and S. I have to agree with you about the light, from a technical standpoint. But since I was using a point and shoot camera in full sun, I didn't have a lot of options for controlling the light.

Bobbie