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Miss Mallard's Portrait Session

Profile: Mallards are surface-feeding ducks because they eat by tipping underwater for food—head down, feet and tail in the air—rather than diving.


The female's bill is orange with black markings, while the male duck's bill is yellow. The oldest recorded wild Mallard lived to be 26 years and 4 months old. Most Mallards probably live much less than this, perhaps from 5 to 10 years.


Mallards dweling in Iceland for the winter are estimated to be 20.000 - 40.000.


Exif: ISO 100 ; f/1.2 ; 1/3200 ; @85mm

Subject distance: 1.56m

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Taken on September 6, 2012