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Splash - White Mandarin Duck by Jo Nijenhuis

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Canon EOS 350D, Lens Canon EF 70-300 @269mm, 1/1000, F/5.6, ISO-400
Location: Rhenen, Netherlands, Europe
Date: April 20/2012

Featured For A Challenge May 9/2012
300+ Go Long May 6/2012
Rain Drops & Fresh Water Art May 6/2012
Birds May 4/2012
Colourists April 28/2012
Self Taught Photographer April 25/2012

Splash – White Mandarin Duck
The White Mandarin in it’s own rights is considered by most as one of the most ornamental of the world’s ducks, the White Mandarin Duck is a very popular aviary bird and commonly seen in many collections. They are closely related to the North American Wood Duck and both species are the only members of the genus. Despite the close relationship, there have been only a few reports of hybridization, but none have ever been documented or proven.
White Mandarins are NOT Hybrids, they are in fact a Mutation which occurs naturally in the wild. The reason it is not seen often is that these lighter colored birds are often preyed upon because of their light color which makes them stand out.
Source: Squaw Creek Farm Exotic Birds & Animals

Hey, my name is Jo and you are
Welcome at my Gallery
My Artist Name Jokus means, that my Art is signed with a Kiss (kus) from Me (Jo)
I live & work in The Netherlands and my passion is to go for long photo shoots in nature, the beauty on Mother Earth is so very wonderful and its a great pleasure to share it with you all.
Wish you a Happy Day and Take Care,
A Kiss from Jo (Jokus ;-)

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    JUSTARTover 2 years ago

    lovely shot

  • Dankjewel Sylvia voor je lieve berichtje.
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 2 years ago

    Great action work, beautiful image

  • Thanks dear Bro for your great comment and Fav, happy you enjoy and I had a wonderful day!
    Groetjes Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • torjoh
    torjohover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous! Excellent timing, and shot!

  • Thank you so much Torfinn for the great comment and Fav, happy to share it with you!
    Groetjes Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 2 years ago

    Fantastic capture

  • Thank you so much Kathy for the great comment, glad you like it!
    Groetjes Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • AnnieSnel
    AnnieSnelover 2 years ago

    Wat een leuke foto Joke en zo mooi scherp!
    Groetjes, Annie

  • Dankjewel Annie voor je lieve berichtje, ja ik was een dagje op stap en had een geweldige lens te leen;)))
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Thanks Ray for the welcome in the group!
    Groetjes Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Joe Jennelle
    Joe Jennelleover 2 years ago

    Such a beautiful animal as well as beautiful capture Jo! Love it.

  • Thank you so much J for the great comment, happy to share it with you!
    Groetjes Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 2 years ago

    So lovely!

  • Thank you so much Qnita for the lovely comment and Fav, glad you enjoy!
    Groetjes Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 2 years ago

    Ohh, such an amazingly beautiful capture!!! XOXOXOXOXXOXO

  • Thank you so much Shar for the beautiful comment and Fav, happy to share it with you!
    Groetjes Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • tinypaws
    tinypawsover 2 years ago

    Well captured lovely image!!!

  • Thank you so much Tiny for the lovely comment and Fav, so glad you enjoy my work!
    Groetjes Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

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