Mandarin Duck

Posted by Dan Kearl on Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:37 pm

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Taken yesterday, Not the first one I have photographed at my pond in Portland, Oregon.
Not sure how they got here, and supposedly they cannot interbreed with the local Wood ducks, but this is a female Mandarin Duck.
D500, 420mm, f4, 1/2500, iso4500

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by Ron Day on Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:18 pm
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Sweet shot of this rarity, Dan. All of the techs appear spot-on; and the pose, light and background are excellent.

by david fletcher on Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:05 pm
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Please to view this Dan. Nicely done
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by Axel Hildebrandt on Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:40 pm
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Great find and pose, maybe an escapee?
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by Tusar Bhowmik on Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:44 pm
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wonderful flight pose.

by Carol Clarke on Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:14 pm
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I think the females are beautiful, and this lovely image shows her off so well, Dan!

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by sirianul on Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:12 pm
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Super nice BG, love the flight.

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