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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
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Sunday, 16 October 2011

Mallard Ducks (Lydney Boating Lake)

The Forest was no good, Parkend was the same, Speech House it was too full up with cars, so I went back and try a few in Lydney. It was lovely day. But, I couldn't find anything, but I felt a loyalty to my blog, so I had these instead. So, I kept on snapping away.





The Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want


33 comments:

  1. And glad you did Bob, these ducks are beautiful, the colours of their feathers stand out in the sunny light!

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  2. Lovely images Bob... Mallards are always lovely to see.

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  3. I cant always get what i want either Bob, especially when it comes to the weather :-)

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  4. Mallards, and all the ducks, have a beautiful sweetness in their eyes. Boys already have their winter shawl, this so attractive, iridescent green...
    Thank you Bob for these lovely photos.

    Nice end of sunday !

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  5. Awesome closeups of the mallards, Bob!

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  6. They are common but very beautiful.

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  7. ...But you get what you need!

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  8. You are a true artist...
    The colours, the light...perfect!
    And the music...wonderfulll..because it is realy so.

    Hug

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  9. Mallards are always good subjects Bob; and these are excellent.

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  10. They are very nice Bob.... colors and sharpness are very good.

    Greetings, Joop

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  11. You got the ducks!!! The last one was so great. Have a nice week to you.

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  12. Que impresionantes fotos...eres todo un artista.

    Muchas gracias por tu visita a mi blog

    un fuerte abrazo

    fus

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  13. Me again, Bob.You should visit Rathlin, it's much closer from your place than mine, and yes, it is a paradise:)

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  14. wonderful decision - brilliant series Bob !!!

    cordially

    isabella

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  15. The light was perfect. Very nice job

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  16. You take the best photos! Love these guys!

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  17. We are so glad you stick with your blog. That bottom image of the Mallard Duck, what a BEAUTY, the lighting on the body, the colours shown brilliantly~

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  18. They are lovely Bob! Thank you for not giving up!

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  19. On a Sunday, no wonder you were not alone!!
    Not ideal to take animal pictures!!
    Nevertheless, your ducks are great, I love the water drops on the plumage!

    The other day, also a Sunday!, we were trying to take pics of vultures having spotted a dead dear, but everything was against us: a shepard packed his flock right where the dear was and went chasing off the 10 vultures that had come for a closer look...
    We waited over an hour for the sheep to move on and when the vultures started to fly back over our heads, 2 (not one) gliding planes flew into the vulture's flight ring... starting their engines!
    Ok... more waiting!
    Once they were gone, we thought we had at last a chance! Well no, an idiot came along and stood with his camera by a pole to try pictures a lot closer than us and the vultures flew off to some rocks, further.
    Believe it or not, this same idiot ran after them to try a couple of shots!!
    After 3 hours, we said "ciao" to our friends and went off to takes rare dragonflies, lower in a peat-moss water hole!!
    Conclusion, never again on a Sunday!! :)
    Hope I made you laugh a bit! LOL!
    Keep well and good luck!

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  20. Well done Bob, great images of a duck that is almost taken for granted. Personaly I think they are a beautiful subject to photograph...[;o)

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  21. Awesome colors, beautiful birds, Bob. And, that's true, we cant always get what we want but we should always keep trying... :)
    Have a wonderful week.
    By the way, I was at the bottom of the cliff on that pic... :))))
    Greetings

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  22. You can say that is common, that is usuall photos, birds...but they are not. I found very intersting
    with those water drops, their soft eyes and light!
    My compliments, Bob!

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  23. Beautiful ducks. I like photos.
    Greetings from Romania
    Carmen

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  24. All your photos are marvelous and a pleasure to view, and it is amazing how varied a rising or a setting sun can appear from day-to-day.

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  25. absolutely beautiful!
    i love your duck shots!

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