Sleepy Mandarin

Uploaded: September 11, 2012 00:17:42 | Entered: April 29, 2017 10:01:24


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


Renee Doyle September 11, 2012

Fantastic colours and detail Kathy!!!! #1485704

Antonio Amen September 11, 2012

Beautiful, nice colors, good work. #10317883

Jack Gaskin September 11, 2012

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

Jack #10317984

Jeffrey R. Bange September 11, 2012

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 September 11, 2012

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-deluxe September 11, 2012

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

John Connolly September 11, 2012

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

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 11, 2012

Totally gorgeous Kathy!

jo ann c. #10318724

Leslie McLain level-classic September 11, 2012

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

Carol L. Fowler September 11, 2012

Awesome colors and pose #10319014

Tammy Espino September 11, 2012

Outstanding capture and so detailed! :) #10319054

Rona L. Schwarz September 11, 2012

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-classic September 12, 2012

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

Rona L. Schwarz January 23, 2013

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 January 23, 2013

Terrific finalist Kathy! Congrats! #10531225

Phyllis A. Houghton January 23, 2013

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #10531286

Robert R. Goodman January 24, 2013

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

Debra R. Harder January 24, 2013

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 January 24, 2013

Congrats on this stunning finalist!:) #10533887

Phyllis H. Burchett January 24, 2013

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

Jeffrey R. Bange January 24, 2013

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

Carol L. Fowler January 24, 2013

Love all your Finalists! Congrats! #10535709

Merna L. Nobile January 25, 2013

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!

John Connolly January 26, 2013

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

Lydia Williams level-classic January 28, 2013

Wow, gorgeous! #10542351

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic May 31, 2017

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

Patrick Rouzes level-classic May 31, 2017

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

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic June 01, 2017

Kathy, congratulations on your Second Place GOLD! #11602831

Candace M. Cleveland June 01, 2017

Congratulations Kathy! #11602882

Terry Cervi level-deluxe June 01, 2017

Congrats on your beautiful win, Kathy! #11602993

Michele Peterson level-classic June 01, 2017

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

Patrick Rouzes level-classic June 01, 2017

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

Nadia Paul June 09, 2017

Congrats on your beautiful winner Kathy! #11606343

Candace M. Cleveland June 16, 2017

Congratulations on your POTD!! #11609180

John D. Roach level-addict June 16, 2017

Wonderful image. #11609182

Carol Quina level-classic June 16, 2017

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

Leslie McLain level-classic June 16, 2017

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

Harriet Feagin level-classic June 16, 2017

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

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe June 16, 2017

Outstanding colors and clarity - Congrats Kathy! #11609189

Cindy Bendush level-classic June 16, 2017

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

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic June 16, 2017

Kathy, congratulations on this fabulously colorful POTD! #11609208

Nancy L. Green level-classic June 16, 2017

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

Nancy L. Green level-classic June 16, 2017

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

Laura E. Swan level-classic June 16, 2017

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

Kathy Salerni level-classic June 16, 2017 1

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

Chuck Green level-classic June 16, 2017

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

Cary Rogers June 16, 2017

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-deluxe June 17, 2017

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

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures June 21, 2017

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

Brittany Rivera June 23, 2017

Beautiful photo,I love it 👍🏽. #11613421

Juli Schatz June 23, 2017

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

Melvin Ness level-classic June 27, 2017

Colour and detail great. #11614698

Nikki McDonald level-classic July 09, 2017

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-classic July 09, 2017

Ditto to ALL the above and then some! #11618529

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