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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
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Sunday, 28 July 2013

Mandarin Duck [taken back in May] (Aix galericulata)

The male has the most elaborate and ornate plumage with distinctive long orange feathers on the side of the face, orange 'sails' on the back, and pale orange flanks. The female is dull by comparison with a grey head and white stripe behind the eye, brown back and mottled flanks. They were introduced to the UK from China and have become established following escapes from captivity. (RSPB)






47 comments:

  1. Gorgeous duck and lovely photos, Bob!

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  2. Beautifully these mandarin ducks.
    Very well photographed Bob, compliment.

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  3. Wonderful Mister Mandarin ! A Paradise Duck... I love these ducks (I love all ducks lol) they are very pretty.
    Nice new week Bob, (I hope more fresh because the weather is very hot in UK also)
    Cheers !

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    1. Yes, but it seems to be very hot again, cheers.

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  4. A stunning duck. Got to be one of the best. very nice shots.

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  5. espectaculares colores!!! yo también tengo una entrada con este precioso pato!

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  6. SO darn plucky looking with their cute 'sails'. love the last shot!

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  7. what a beautiful bird..never seen this before. wonderful snaps Bob

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  8. I am lost on how to compliment you and these shots by you!
    SUPERB!

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  9. Its an amazingly colourful bird. Quite beautiful.

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  10. Hi Bob Fantastic birds and great shots. I like the third one best. Feather perfect. I had a photo of a male published recently and I was pleased.

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  11. Pero que bonito es este pato.Las capturas estupendas.Un abrazo

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  12. hi Bob!
    Hope you had a great weekend.
    THose mandarines are fantastic, Lovely colours.
    Love Majsan//

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  13. He's a smart fella Bob, great captures...[;o)

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  14. I wonder why the male is a dandy and the female a plain Jane. Your photography is absolutely gorgeous! I love your work, Bob!

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  15. So beautiful these mandarin ducks Bob!!!What a colourful bird!!!
    Great shots!!!!
    Dimi...

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  16. To aż nie wypada, żeby mężczyzna był tak piękny :)
    It's not quite up to the man was so beautiful :)

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  17. un - REAL!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° > <3

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  18. Amazing shots, Bob

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° > <3

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  19. Bob I sometimes imagine myself in dreamland with such beautiful pictures it is a pastry with coffee for me!
    I really enjoy all the beauty of everyday and am glad I came here!!
    thank you!
    grt,
    Annie
    http://anniezon.blogspot.nl/

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    1. A pastry and coffee seems alright, love it Annie.

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  20. staggering. Your photographs Bob should make it into some birding magazine; you get it right every time

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  21. These are surely some of your best shots Bob! Just wonderful:)

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  22. An absolute beauty, the most magnicent duck I have ever seen, and what photos!
    Perfection, Bob!
    Cheerio!

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  23. Un plumaje hermoso y muy bien fotografiado para nuestro disfrute. Un abrazo,

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  24. BOB COUCOU
    j'ai pu observer ce canard que je trouve fantastique comme tes photos bise

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    1. Thank you very much for your comment France.

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  25. Very beautiful bird, but I saw that he is a little nasty with females. He takes advantage from its beauty :)
    Your photos are always excellent.

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  26. Os mandarins são o máximo de beleza e cor!
    Liiinnndas fotos!!!

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  27. What a divine bird work of art!

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