Camera and ducks

To: Duncan Fraser <>
Subject: Camera and ducks
From: Brian Fleming <>
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2005 17:15:41 +1100
Duncan Fraser wrote:
> For those interested in the subject, I have just put two photos on the
> web,
> taken with a Panasonic FZ20 digital camera
> at Balyang sanctuary at Geelong. Have a look and let us know what
> you think of the birds, they are a bit of a study! Cheers, Duncan
> Fraser.
Mallards without a doubt - probably of domestic origin. The colour
variety with dark plumage and white throat-patch is called Cayuga, but I
have no idea why. I bet the males have curly tail-feathers. The
powder-puff crest is found in a domestic breed and has been around since
the 16th century at least. The wing-stretch pose shows the blue spectrum
and orange foot nicely.
Anthea Fleming
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