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Silver Appleyard Duck

Silver Appleyard Duck
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-20
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron AF28-300 XR
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-06-10 4:17
Viewed: 4487
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Appleyard ducks

It took me ages to find out what this duck was. I had hoped to post it on TN, but it is a ‘man-made’ duck.

This large male Silver Appleyard Duck was developed in Britain during the 1930s and '40s by Reginald Appleyard, a well known writer and breeder of domestic waterfowl. He was trying to produce "The Ideal Duck" for both egg, meat and exhibition purposes

The female duck is silvery-white with a heavy flecking of fawn on her back. The 7-8 pound duck is a good layer of about 100/180 0large white eggs.

The 8-9 pound drake has a beetle green head and neck and his throat is white with fawn markings. Add to this his silver-white neck ring, breast, wing coverts, and tail tip and you have a very handsome bird. Beak should be yellow, legs and feet orange, and eyes dark hazel. The large drakes are quick to mature and make fine table fowl.

This breed also appears as a Miniature, also as the Bantam Appleyard.

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Hi Janice..
wonderful shot.. very nice composition, colors and details..
have a nice weekend..

Very beautiful Janice, such as you use to do!

Regards form a friend,

Quack quack its so nice. We all are dealing in Ducks lately.. I see yours is a male Janice..maybe we can do some 'mach-making.. my previous posted Duck is a girl
(^_^) Welldone TFS

Hi Janice,

WOW! Impressive sharpness and vivid colours! It looks so relaxed here, like it's posing to you... :)
Nice DOF and lighting!
Well done!

ps. What's that feather doing on its nose??!?

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-06-10 17:39]

Hi Janice,
Very nice photo of this duck. The sharpness is excellent to see all the details even this strange little white thing on the nose. Very well done.

  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 249 W: 128 N: 530] (6690)
  • [2006-06-11 16:16]

He Jansje,

Prachtig, uhh beautifull I mean. Very nice detailed picture. I had the same kind of feather on the "nose"of the swan.



You teached me the technique
Made a WS

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  • sufi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 7 N: 106] (1336)
  • [2006-06-14 5:04]

Hi janice...
It's a wonderful moment and shot... Very pretty duck and his perfect pose... The colors, the light, the details and the clarity are perfect... Also perfect point of view and DOF...
Stay well..

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