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Black-bellied whistling duck - blue-eyed son
Black-bellied whistling ducks have brown eyes...unless you find one with a genetic anomaly. This one had striking blue eyes, which stands out more than you'd think when you are looking at 20-30 whistling ducks that all look the same...except one
Habitat
Wetlands
Location
Delray Beach, Florida
Date taken
February 13, 2021
Scientific name
Dendrocygna autumnalis
Equipment used
Sony A6600, Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
306mm, F6.3, 1/640 shutter, 100 ISO
Staff member
Opus Editor
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Such a beautiful Duck and a great close up Zack!
 
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Opus Editor
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That's a cracking picture of a sitting duck Justin..... and what a great spot for you too.

I've rather a soft spot for whistling ducks, having seen my first ones in Oz!

Many thanks for showing him to us lad.
 
Many thanks. We are lucky to have dozens, sometimes hundreds, gathered for the day in one of my local wetlands. They'll spend much of the day floating around in the water, or up on the bank or grass islands taking naps or resting. You can walk by them within 10-15 feet and they won't spook. There were a few dozen hanging out nearby when I noticed the eyes on this one...the only one I've ever seen with blue eyes.
 

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Category
North America
Added by
Zackiedawg
Date added
View count
56
Comment count
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Image metadata

Device
SONY ILCE-6600
Aperture
ƒ/6.3
Focal length
306.0 mm
Exposure time
1/640
ISO
100
Flash
Off, did not fire
Filename
171415192.W6qlA23C.WakoGrnCay14feb210679.jpg
File size
793.3 KB
Date taken
Sat, 13 February 2021 4:04 PM
Dimensions
1800px x 1200px

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