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Lesser Scaup going Gray


Posted by E.J. Peiker on Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:56 am

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Lesser Scaup - Tempe, Arizona
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Wonder what caused the gray spot...

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by Ron Day on Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:22 pm
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The gray spot is very interesting, but I have no idea what caused it. Great detail in this one, and the pose is excellent. Super eye contact.
 

by Gene Gwin on Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:55 pm
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E.J., Maybe too many girlfriends and they're making him go grey?
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:00 pm
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Sweet pose and beautiful detail. My guess is some sort of injury that caused the feathers there to discolor.
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by Dorian Anderson on Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:35 pm
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Good look at this guy and nice exposure on his flank. Easy to blow that away!
 

by Mako_Elite on Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:31 pm
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Very nice shot of this lovely duck. Great low angle and eye contact.

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by david fletcher on Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:14 pm
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Ron Day wrote:
The gray spot is very interesting, but I have no idea what caused it. Great detail in this one, and the pose is excellent. Super eye contact.


headboard Ron...  lol...  

Fabulous detail EJ.  Nailed in every aspect.  Looks utterly gorgeous when viewed uncompressed.  
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by Carol Clarke on Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:25 pm
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Found this on a duck breeder site:

''Ducks turn white with age. White ducks are white their whole lives, but dark-colored ducks slowly develop white patches in their feathers as they age, just like human hair. Eventually, when they are very old, they may become entirely white.''

Whether this has anything to do with this lovely subject....... who knows?

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by Ron Day on Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:27 pm
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david fletcher wrote:
Ron Day wrote:
The gray spot is very interesting, but I have no idea what caused it. Great detail in this one, and the pose is excellent. Super eye contact.


headboard Ron...  lol...  

Fabulous detail EJ.  Nailed in every aspect.  Looks utterly gorgeous when viewed uncompressed.  

LOL!!!!!!
 

by Jeff Munoz on Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:23 pm
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What a shot E.J. awesome details and light!!!
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by Karl Egressy on Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:03 am
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Excellent preening pose, details and colors are great.
 

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