Mating Ducks

Mating Ducks

Photo Information
Mallard Ducks are vicious when mating. Just prior to this shot being taken, the female was surrounded by about 10 males, all fighting for her. I would guess that some females drown during this ordeal. Eventually this male triumphed and won his female prize.

K-5, DA L 55-300mm
31/03/2012 - 14:18davidstorm
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/800
Aperturef/5.6
LensN/A
ISO800
Focal Length260mm

trixie

Link Posted 31/03/2012 - 16:05
You should haved tagged this Adult!! great shot David, really caught the splashes. Best wishes Trixie

autumnlight

Link Posted 31/03/2012 - 16:30
I took some the other day in exactly the same circumstances, about the same amount of males after one female, i thought they were going to drown her! i have to say yours came out better than any of mine.
Kind regards Maria

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sandinista

Link Posted 31/03/2012 - 18:25
I must say she does look like she's enjoying it Excellent capture David
Great simplicity is only won by an intense moment or by years of intelligent effort. T.S Eliot

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Jumbo48

Link Posted 31/03/2012 - 19:09
That's a great shot David, and full of action, well captured
Regards John/Jumbo
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