This is a profile portrait view of a mandarin duck. Photographed in southern USA during my recent trip to Florida with a Nikon D3s camera and Nikon 200-400 mm lens.
Many will argue that the most beautiful duck is either the wood duck or the mandarin duck. What do you say now!

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I am enthusiast photographer living in Gatineau Quebec. I have always enjoyed nature and wildlife and photography allows me to share and express my interest as an observer of wildlife and its behaviour. I hope you enjoy the images and share your comments and thoughts accordingly.

My e-mail is djlparent@yahoo.com.

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  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago

    Wow . . . this is so beautiful . . . such pretty details!!!

  • Karol Livote
    Karol Livoteover 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture, Daniel!

  • canonman99
    canonman99over 2 years ago

    superb

  • Kip Nunn
    Kip Nunnover 2 years ago

    sharp and all that wow. what incredible plumage…thanks:-)

  • Bonnie T.  Barry
    Bonnie T. Barryover 2 years ago

    This is fabulous, Daniel! The colors are phenomenal and the details are crisp and clear. Just perfect!

  • Thank you again Bonnie

    – Daniel Parent

  • George I. Davidson
    George I. Davi...over 2 years ago

    My vote is for the Mandarin, how beautiful with so many colors all with pin point focus and a pleasing green bg. Super shot.

  • Malcolm  Taylor
    Malcolm Taylorover 2 years ago

    Beautiful shot Danial,beautiful duck.

  • Jeannine St-Amour
    Jeannine St-Amourover 2 years ago

    I would sure vote for the Mandarin, no doubt about it. What a gorgeous duck it is. Great shot Daniel.

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work…love those vibrant colors

  • LjMaxx
    LjMaxxover 2 years ago

    Beautiful portrait of the magnificent Bird. Seeing the details and colors this clear and close is a treat for me~ Lj

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