Wild Creatures in my Backyard

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:: An Insight into the Natural World :: Lets see the Wild Creatures that visit your backyard, front yard or just come onto your property (farm, etc.). Any type of vertebrate animal is okay, e.g. Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds or Mammals. You may like to view this as an ad-hoc survey of the wild animals that you live with (sometimes unwittingly).
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Mallard Duck
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We have a large rainwater retention pond in our backyard. Each year we enjoy watching families of mallard ducklings grow up in our backyard. We live about two miles from Belleville lake. They are more than willing to pose for a few crumbs of bread as a treat. I made a small investment to get a closeup shot within about four feet. Enjoy, Theo
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Submitted: Sunday, 30th August, 2009 19:42 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 1st September, 2007
Focal length: 170 mm
Shutter speed: 111111/20000000 sec
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 100
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