Saturday, 23 April 2011

Male Mallard Duck

On a stretch of the river Lark that runs along the bottom of The Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England, you can spend many an hour watching the ducks.  This is a particularly busy stretch for them as they are quite protected here and are always being spoilt by the many visitors who come to feed them.

All Images ©2000-2011 Janice Parr

This photo was taken using the Canon EOS 1000D - Shutter Speed 1/197 sec - Portrait Mode - f9 - ISO 400 - Focal Length 300mm.

The male Mallards have very vivid colours, especially when they reach maturity and have an added bonus of a hidden panel of vivid purple which is only visible when their wings are extended.

All Images ©2000-2011 Janice Parr

This photo was taken using the Canon EOS 1000D - Shutter Speed 1/197 sec - Portrait Mode - f10 - ISO 400 - Focal Length 300mm.

The day I visited there were more male Mallard Ducks about than any other and were quite verbal and aggressive towards each other as they were jostling for mates.

All Images ©2000-2011 Janice Parr

This photo was taken using the Canon EOS 1000D - Shutter Speed 1/512 sec - Action Program Mode - f6.4 - ISO 400 - Focal Length 46mm.

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