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Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard)

I have never seen a duck break up ice to swim. Given the snow on the ducks back, I'm thinking these birds regret not flying further south.


Age: Mature
Camera: Nikon D2x
Date: Sunday, December 21st, 2008 at 3:16 PM
Exposure: 1/50 sec at f5.0
Gender: Female, Male
ISO: 200 asa
Lens: 17-55mm f/2.8G ID ED DX AF-S Zoom-Nikkor at 55mm
(equivalent field of view of a 82.5mm lens on a 35mm camera)
With cropping (you see 43% of the image as shot), this lens is effectively a 125mm lens on a 35mm camera
PhotoOfTheDay: Friday, January 2nd, 2009
Photographer: John Harvey
Plumage: Breeding
Region: British Columbia, North America, Canada
Scientific Name: species related to Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard)
Tag: bird, ice
Larger image: 2000 x 1333
Raw image: 2808 x 1872

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