The mallard (/ˈmælɑrd/ or /ˈmælərd/) or wild duck (Anas platyrhynchos) is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and subtropical Americas, Europe, Asia, and North Africa, and has been introduced to New Zealand and Australia. This duck belongs to the subfamily Anatinae of the waterfowl family Anatidae. (From Wikipedia)
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ikeharel (71407) 2014-06-21 7:42
Well captured the moment when those malards flew in tandem,Eleu.
The fast motion collected immaculately, and there is exquisite contrast to the darkened reed on the bank.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
Kielia (24077) 2014-06-21 10:17
this is an amazingly beautiful wildlife shot. The flying mallards are really very photogenic. The light and colors are superb. My compliments!
Silvio1953 (143146) 2014-06-21 10:36
Ciao Eleu, great capture of lovely mallards in a beautiful ambientation, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
jemaflor (97245) 2014-06-21 23:33
Interesting contrast of light, perfectly taken at the good time, good sharpness for these flying ducks, tfs.
photoray (13981) 2014-06-22 7:09
Excellent back light action image of the Mallards in flight across the water, with water grasses background.
To add to Wikipedia's interpretation, Mallard ducks also live in cold climates of North America. My father lived in Wisconsin and hunted them on Lake Winnebago.
Thanks for sharing,