Sleepy Mandarin

© Kathy Salerni

Sleepy Mandarin

Renee Doyle level-addict 9/11/2012 1:29:21 AM

Fantastic colours and detail Kathy!!!! #1485704

Antonio Amen 9/11/2012 3:52:10 AM

Beautiful, nice colors, good work. #10317883

Jack Gaskin 9/11/2012 4:51:00 AM

Outstanding catch of all the colors w/outstanding detail. Curious where you caught him.

Jack #10317984

Jeffrey R. Bange 9/11/2012 12:29:43 PM

Beautiful capture Kathy with outstanding detail and colors, send a few of them my way as I've never seen one of them before. #10318528

frank w. degenhardt level-addict 9/11/2012 1:16:57 PM

Added this colorful beauty to my favorites to Kathy. I love the sleeping pose but its those colors and details that make this a must have. What a beauty, a winner my friend. #10318587

Terry Cervi level-addict 9/11/2012 1:51:12 PM

They sure are colorful and beautiful, Kathy! A fantastic shot! #10318654

John Connolly level-addict 9/11/2012 2:33:13 PM

A fantastic capture of this handsome bird, Kathy! You have a gift for photographing wildlife! #10318696

JO ANN CLEVELAND 9/11/2012 2:51:37 PM

Totally gorgeous Kathy!

jo ann c. #10318724

Leslie McLain level-addict 9/11/2012 3:31:00 PM

This duck has the most fantastic colors, Kathy. Terrific capture. #10318766

Carol L. Fowler 9/11/2012 6:39:21 PM

Awesome colors and pose #10319014

Tammy Espino 9/11/2012 7:33:32 PM

Outstanding capture and so detailed! :) #10319054

Rona L. Schwarz 9/11/2012 10:04:55 PM

Oh my gosh, Kathy - this is even more gorgeous than your last capture! I don't think I've seen such an extraordinary colorful waterfowl - this is spectacular! And with such amazing detail and clarity! A fav for sure and hopefully a future winner! #10319155

Patrick Rouzes level-addict 9/12/2012 6:42:19 PM

1,000 wows for this, Kathy! EXCEPTIONAL everything, my friend! Good luck!
#10320401

Rona L. Schwarz 1/23/2013 8:53:03 PM

I remember him - how could I forget this most colorful and gorgeous waterfowl! So happy to see him again, Kathy! HUGE CONGRATS on this superb Finalist! #10531023

Julianne Bradford 1/23/2013 9:55:15 PM

Terrific finalist Kathy! Congrats! #10531225

Phyllis A. Houghton level-addict 1/23/2013 10:23:19 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #10531286

Robert R. Goodman level-addict 1/24/2013 4:08:24 AM

Hi Kathy,Congraulations on this beautiful finalist!!!! #10531991

Debra R. Harder 1/24/2013 8:11:12 AM

I've never seen one of these amazing ducks in person...they are so fabulous! Your timing couldn't have been better with this little guy. Excellent colors, details and light. Huge congrats on another wonderful finalist, Kathy! #10532785

Tammy Espino 1/24/2013 12:44:59 PM

Congrats on this stunning finalist!:) #10533887

Phyllis H. Burchett 1/24/2013 5:31:50 PM

This is so gorgeous Kathy, haven't ever seen one in person either...congrats on your finalist! #10534882

Jeffrey R. Bange 1/24/2013 7:59:46 PM

Congratulations Kathy on a well deserved finalist photo and best of luck in the next round. #10535465

Carol L. Fowler 1/24/2013 11:02:51 PM

Love all your Finalists! Congrats! #10535709

Merna L. Nobile 1/25/2013 5:27:23 PM


Are you amazed at the vivid colors, sharpness and composition of your photographs? Well the judges are, CONGRATULATIONS you are a winner for the month of December, 2012!
Merna
#10537290

John Connolly level-addict 1/26/2013 2:41:06 PM

He definately is a handsome chap Kathy! Congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #10538817

Lydia Williams level-addict 1/28/2013 10:42:33 AM

Wow, gorgeous! #10542351

Joanna Kovalcsik level-addict 5/31/2017 7:25:40 PM

Getting the nod from the judges... Congratulations on your Finalist! #11602442

Patrick Rouzes level-addict 5/31/2017 8:58:43 PM

Congrats on this well- deserved finalist, Kathy! #11602601

Joanna Kovalcsik level-addict 6/1/2017 5:05:46 AM

Kathy, congratulations on your Second Place GOLD! #11602831

Candace M. Cleveland level-addict 6/1/2017 5:16:19 AM

Congratulations Kathy! #11602882

Terry Cervi level-addict 6/1/2017 6:12:53 AM

Congrats on your beautiful win, Kathy! #11602993

Michele Peterson level-addict 6/1/2017 8:10:02 AM

Definitely a wow shot, Kathy! The detail is amazing. Congratulations on the win! #11603092

Patrick Rouzes level-addict 6/1/2017 7:20:34 PM

Congrats on your well-deserved Winner, Kathy! Thank you for your kind message on my winning photo. #11603469

Nadia Paul level-addict 6/9/2017 3:13:29 AM

Congrats on your beautiful winner Kathy! #11606343

Candace M. Cleveland level-addict 6/16/2017 5:33:06 AM

Congratulations on your POTD!! #11609180

John D. Roach level-addict 6/16/2017 5:36:30 AM

Wonderful image. #11609182

Carol Quina level-addict 6/16/2017 5:36:55 AM

Beautiful colors! Cute capture. Congratulations on your POTD. #11609184

Leslie McLain level-addict 6/16/2017 5:40:16 AM

Congrats on a beautiful winner and POTD, Kathy. #11609187

Harriet Feagin level-addict 6/16/2017 5:40:26 AM

The colors and the details are splendid. Congratulations on your beautiful POTD #11609188

Jeff Robinson level-addict 6/16/2017 5:41:32 AM

Outstanding colors and clarity - Congrats Kathy! #11609189

Cindy Bendush level-addict 6/16/2017 5:53:39 AM

Gorgeous color and detail! Congratulations on your double awards! #11609204

Joanna Kovalcsik level-addict 6/16/2017 6:02:48 AM

Kathy, congratulations on this fabulously colorful POTD! #11609208

Nancy L. Green level-addict 6/16/2017 8:27:47 AM

This is AWESOME Kathy, WTG!! <>< #11609358

Nancy L. Green level-addict 6/16/2017 8:27:49 AM

This is AWESOME Kathy, WTG!! <>< #11609359

Laura E. Swan level-addict 6/16/2017 9:17:57 AM

Excellent Photography and timing, Kathy!! What a beautiful bird. Wow. Big congrats on yuor well deserved GOLD! -Laura :) #11609438

Kathy Salerni level-addict 6/16/2017 11:51:40 AM 1

Thank you all! Haven't been around much lately. A couple of surgeries and hope to be back soon! #11609637

Chuck Green level-addict 6/16/2017 1:15:07 PM

Congrats, Kathy, on your amazing winner! <>< #11609778

Cary Rogers 6/16/2017 1:41:47 PM

Congrats on this marvelous Gold Winner and POTD! I agree!: the Mandarin drake is the most colorful and beautiful of the waterfowl (and I think male Wood Ducks come next) :-) CONGRATS again! #11609856

Randall V. Rainey level-addict 6/17/2017 9:06:05 AM

Wow and congratulations on the 2nd place winner and PoD. Love it as a Fav #11610618

John R. Koepfer level-addict 6/21/2017 3:48:21 AM

Kathy this is magnificent, congratulations on your double gold winner!!! #11612590

Brittany Rivera 6/23/2017 6:17:26 AM

Beautiful photo,I love it 👍🏽. #11613421

Juli Schatz 6/23/2017 8:06:37 AM

"Breathtaking" is the only word I can think of to describe this photo and the subject. #11613449

Melvin Ness level-addict 6/27/2017 6:40:21 AM

Colour and detail great. #11614698

Nikki McDonald level-addict 7/9/2017 6:33:12 AM

Golly but I love the colors and patterns of these ducks, beautifully showcased in this pose and photo. Congratulations on the win and POTD, Kathy. #11618421

Harriet Feagin level-addict 7/9/2017 4:11:54 PM

Ditto to ALL the above and then some! #11618529

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Description

Male Mandarin ducks are considered by many to be the most beautifully colored of all waterfowl.

Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/3200 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 500, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: NIKON D700

Uploaded on 9/11/2012 12:17:43 AM
Entered into contest on 4/29/2017 10:01:24 AM


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