Jun 192012
 

I believe these to be Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) but if I am wrong I don’t mind being corrected, I do have trouble with female duck ID at times and I appreciate all the help I can get with them.

I photographed this family of ducks at Farmington Bay Wildlife Management Area in northern Utah earlier this spring. The duckling in the front seems more adventurous than its siblings. The clouds in the sky were reflected on the water and I found that very appealing.

Mallard and ducklings – Nikon D300, f11, 1/500, ISO 400, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 200mm, natural light

Mia McPherson, OntheWingPhotography.com

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Mia McPherson

Mia McPherson

Mia McPherson is a nature lover, wildlife watcher and an avian photographer. Mia first become serious about bird photography when she moved to Florida in 2004. Her recent move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and photographing them. With so many birds species there easily accessible it wasn’t long before she was hooked. By learning more about each species, she can anticipate their behaviour and create opportunities to obtain ever better images of those species.

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David Sommerville

They look like mallards ,although you can’
t see the diagnostic blue speculum .No matter ,its a lovely picture!

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