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FAA WATERCOLOR MARK DOES NOT APPEAR ON FINAL SALES
In January 2011 while standing in a park in Manhassett, New York located on Long Island, prior to getting out of my car I put on my gloves with the finger portions cut out, attached my zoom lens, set my camera to shudder speed and set out hoping to find some ducks in a local stream and pond with some old bridges. Two days prior to my trip to this park New York had been hit with 21 inches of snow and nobody had really ventured out into the park. When I got into the park I heard a lot of noise and as I began to step on the snow all of sudden these two mallards flew right at me and I just lifted my camera up and started shooting away capturing every motion of their flight after a severe snow storm in 15 degree weather. The Mallard (pron.: /ˈm�#593;rd/ or /ˈm�#601;rd/) 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.
The male birds (drakes) have a glossy green head and are grey on wings and belly, while the females have mainly brown-speckled plumage. Mallards live in wetlands, eat water plants and small animals, and are gregarious. This species is the ancestor of most breeds of domestic ducks.
February 21st, 2012
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