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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
There is a photo of a Red-legged Partridge. And the Smew by David Key on our Guest Photos. New! Bobs Wildlife Youtube Channel. Keep your eyes open for "The Springtime Chick Count".

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Friday, 30 August 2013

Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)







This is an escaped duck, it lives: Balkans east through c Asia, n Africa, WINTERS: south to Nile valley, India & China
Habitat: Lakes, rivers & wet areas
Diet: Mostly plant material, also invertebrates
TitBit: In some Buddhist countries the Shelduck is specially protected as its colour is said to resemble that of the robes the monks wear.  


46 comments:

  1. Jednym słowem jest to ceniona kaczka w niektórych krajach buddyjskich i do tego piękna. Pozdrawiam.
    In a word, it is a prized duck in some Buddhist countries, and to this beauty. Yours.

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    1. Buddha is the only reasoning, why get into another religion, lol. Thanks Giga. Oh, yes the duck is lovely.

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  2. Wat prachtig zo,n mooi verenkleed en zo kleurrijk.

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  3. Excellent pictures with nice light and good sharpness....good post Bob.

    Greetings, Joop

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  4. Lovely shots of this pretty little duck Bob...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, you are kind, ha ha.

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  5. Great photos, Bob.
    The first two are my favorite, colors and sharpness are totally awesome.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. The first two are mine too, and the last, cheers Irma.

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  6. Great shots of a beautiful duck.

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  7. Tes photos sont encore au top BOB
    BRAVO

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  8. your photos are so beautiful all hugs Danielle

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  9. So beautiful pictures of the birds. I did have a great time looking at Your blog :-)

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  10. He has striking plumage, Bob, and the images you caught of him at water's edge, with the bird bathing in the background, are absolutely stunning!

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  11. such a gorgeous mix of colors - much like those in my black-bellied whistling ducks, but mixed in different degrees. :)

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  12. Very beautiful! Lovely captures.

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  13. very good as usual Bob, very sweets... nice colors
    ciao and have a nice week end.

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  14. Bonito animal, fotografiado con mucha nitidez. Lástima que en las dos primeras fotos dejaste al pato sin pata. Un abrazo,

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  15. Wow, my compliments Bob.
    Splendour pictures!!


    Groetjes Tinie

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  16. Bonita serie del Tarro canelo.Un abrazo

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  17. Bob, very pretty! It has such bold feathers! Nice shots!

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  18. What a beauty, Bob. I think he loves his freedom. He looks satisfied (LOL). Fantastic pictures again. Greetings, Joke

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  19. Hi Bob Well it did not escape your camera, thank goodness,
    . Lovely duck,great shot.

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  20. denne fugl er jo meget pent ! super bilder Bob!

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  21. What beautiful golden plumage on that lovely duck!!

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  22. Bob, das sind wieder prachtvolle Fotos.
    Eine ganz bezaubernde Ente.
    Einen schönen Abend wünscht dir
    Irmi

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  23. What a beautiful duck Bob!!!Magnificent shots!!!
    Great captures!!!!Amazing pictures!!1
    Have a lovely weekend!!!
    Dimi...

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  24. Such a beautifully marked duck! The feather detail in yours photos is amazing. Have a great weekend!! Oh, and I'm so glad I found your blog. I really enjoy your photography.

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  25. sheeze Bob, you bowl me over with your images. I'd love a prime lens working like that but couldn't handle the weight. They certainly make the best of everything. Do you ever get any 'dud' photos you actually scrap?

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  26. ...and as an afterthought, what would be the weight of your camera gear Bob that you use on your trusty mobile'?

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    1. It has the wieght of 3190g/112.5 oz not to mention, the camera and extender. I take it all on a tripod, I have to do this, to take as well I only one hand.

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  27. This is an adorable little duck! It has really pretty colors and you did an excellent job capturing it!

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  28. Gorgeous shots - cute duck!
    Hugs and great weekend
    Crissi

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  29. Bob, lovely shots of a beautiful duck! Enjoy your weekend!

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  30. I like how you framed it with the duck in the other duck in the background. Beautiful light.

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  31. Bob yet another duck I've never seen speechless, I hear you so many kinds of shows, and how!!!
    grt,
    Annie
    http://anniezon.blogspot.nl/

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    1. I am naughty, some of them came from Slimbridge WWT, they have a large collection.

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  32. Beautiful in its simplicity. They look so soft and warm out. As usual some amazing high quality images / brita

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  33. very cute ! love these chocolate colours !
    happy sunday Bob

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  34. I know this beautiful Cascara only pictures and internet. I myself have never seen this.
    Truly a wonderful Seire of these beautiful and colorful duck. I think it's really a beautiful duck!

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