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Spike (not Bristol, United Kingdom) on 20 May 2012 in Animal & Insect.

I was rather suprised to see this little guy - a Mandarin duck, er, drake - preening alongside some mallards. It's the first time I've seen one of these in the wild, let alone around here. But he seemed perfectly at home.

Tech stuff: another with the 500mm mirror lens, handheld, cropped to about 2/3 of the height of the full frame.

Thanks for stopping to take a look.

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

A beautiful sight. How lucky you were.

21 May 2012 9:37am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

You have captured amazing detail of this beautiful creature. THe feathery parts around the head - the dramatic colors. I envy you being able to photo this! Lovely image.

21 May 2012 6:59pm