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Shoveler Sexual Dimorphism
Only saw these for the first time yesterday, from far away. I was happy to see these a bit closer up, and to take some shots like this. I like photos that show off sexual dimorphism like this.
It's a shame the pictures I have which show a tiny patch of green on the female's wing don't have very nice color on the male. This picture doesn't show the green. It does show the freckles on her bill rather well, though, and I like the shine around his head and bill.
Habitat
A public park with a fairly large pond.
Location
Old Settlers Park, in Central TX.
Date taken
Feb 22, 2021
Staff member
Opus Editor
Supporter
A great image of this pair of Shovelers And captured beautifully Tired
 
A great portrait of this pair and the coot in the background.
 
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A great shot of this pair. Thanks for the description - would have missed the freckles on her bill otherwise.
 
Supporter
Pretty striking sexual dimorphism in this species. Excellent capture of a male and female together. TFS Tired!
 

Media information

Category
North America
Added by
Tired
Date added
View count
97
Comment count
5

Image metadata

Device
NIKON CORPORATION COOLPIX P950
Aperture
ƒ/5.6
Focal length
125.0 mm
Exposure time
1/500
ISO
100
Flash
Off, did not fire
Filename
DSCN1702.JPG
File size
6.6 MB
Date taken
Mon, 22 February 2021 2:07 PM
Dimensions
4608px x 3456px

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