Mandarin scratching

Uploaded 23 May 2009 — 4 favorites
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© Richard Seah
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The Mandarin Duck is undisputedly the most beautiful duck on Earth. And any snapshot of it will turn out reasonably nice.

Still, I found it a challenge to get a image that has something extra.

I tried taking them in action, but the many colors, combined with the movement, produced a mess. I find that they look better when they are still, but that's when they also look boring.

I sat by the Mandarin duck pond on two visits and took about hundred shots before settling on this.

In the Portraits of Birds photo essay.

3 responses

  • Tammy Espino

    Tammy Espino gave props (24 May 2009):

    Fantastic capture!!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (1 Aug 2010):

    As you said, static is better, so great shot!

  • Sharine Lim

    Sharine Lim said (17 Oct 2010):

    WOW!!! brilliant! I am gg to sit by the pond too!!!!

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