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September 20, 2013
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Canon
Model
Canon EOS 450D
Shutter Speed
1/320 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
200 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
May 10, 2012, 4:25:59 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
Sensor Size
4mm
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Mandarin Duck by DominikaAniola Mandarin Duck by DominikaAniola
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Specie: Mandarin Duck, male
Location: Warsaw, Poland

The Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata), or just Mandarin, is a medium-sized, East Asian perching duck, closely related to the North American Wood Duck. It is 41–49 cm long with a 65–75 cm wingspan.

The species was once widespread in eastern Asia, but large-scale exports and the destruction of its forest habitat have reduced populations in eastern Russia and in China to below 1,000 pairs in each country; Japan, however, is thought to still hold some 5,000 pairs.

In traditional Chinese culture, Mandarin Ducks are believed to be lifelong couples, unlike other species of ducks. Hence they are regarded as a symbol of conjugal affection and fidelity, and are frequently featured in Chinese art. For Koreans, Mandarin ducks represent peace, fidelity, and plentiful offspring. Similar to the Chinese, they believe that these ducks mate for life. For these reasons, pairs of Mandarin ducks called wedding ducks are often given as wedding gifts and play a significant role in Korean marriage.

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Given 2013-10-07
The Mandarin Duck stands out perfectly against the flowing background. Great capture!

Mandarin Duck by ~DominikaAniola ( Suggested by Savaliste and Featured by Anoya )
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FaerieBert Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absoloutely superb! I could look at this photo all day. :D
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DominikaAniola Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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FaerieBert Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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Pretty-Planet Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW!
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DominikaAniola Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Pretty-Planet Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I guess I really like this photo--I had already left a comment!  ;-)
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DominikaAniola Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb. :) It makes me a happy person.
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cascadeninjawolf Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That water and the duck are so beautiful!
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DominikaAniola Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much :)
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cascadeninjawolf Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome!
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