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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
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Monday, 24 March 2014

Mandarin Duck

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.

And now...........it's them!!!!!!!!!!!




 Reflection in the water

51 comments:

  1. Hello Bob,
    What a fantastic shots!!
    Great the colors of these beautiful and funny duck. You've photographed him very well!!

    Best regards,
    Marco

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  2. Once.. just once, a male Mandarin spent a few hours at the pond where I used to live. I only heard about it after the fact but saw others' wonderful photos. They are amazing birds and your photography seems to make them that more beautiful. Love the reflection shot.

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    1. Cheers Hilary and thanks for the photography.

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    2. They are two for a shilling if you go to the soft south of England.

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  3. Magnificent looking bird! And superb photos of it. The colors just blow me away!!

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  4. These are so amazing and brilliant images Bob and I love the last abstract.

    best regards and a lovely spring week,
    isabella

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  5. Es un ave hermosa. Me ha gustado el detalle final de poner solamente su reflejo en el agua. Un abrazo,

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  6. Bob they are the best of ducks. Great shots. Can they fly? I bet they would if I or the dogs got within a hundred yards.

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    1. They'd be in a pretty poor position if they couldn't fly, as they nest in trees and I don't think that they're very good climbers ;D

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  7. Bonjour bob, vous avez votre site vas émerveiller mon père , il est passionné de la nature . je viens tout juste de le retrouver après 35 ans d'absence dans ma vie . Mes parents ce son divorcer j'avais a peine 2 ou trois ans . Il a décidé de partir très loin de moi quand j'avais 12 ou 13 ans et je ne pouvais le voir déjà que très peu quand j'étais jeune et j'étais victime de ce que l'on nomme, l'enfant du divorce entre deux parent qui ce déchirais constament et il est disparu plus de 30 ans et je le retrouve maintenant même si il est encore loin de moi il est passionné des animaux , la forêt la nature vos phots quand il sera plus près de moi car il na pas de thecnologie pour accédé a vos photos vas l'éblouir quand j'aurais la chance de lui montrer vos photos .imagine je retrouve un père de 73 ans la vie est déchirante parfois et avant la fin de sa vie il me reste peut¸-être pas grand temps aussi pour lui faire connaître son petit fils ces tout une histoire vous savez. Je pense que je vas avoir besoin de me ressourcer dans la nature quand il partiras loin de nous après ... Splendide photo Monsieur bob bye Chantal.

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  8. Magnifique !!
    Les couleurs sont vraiment extraordinaires
    Merci !

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  9. Wow Bob, these are fantastic photos.
    Beautifully took pictures.
    (Your comment on my blog ... made ​​me laugh, you're funny)

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  10. BOB BONSOIR et merci j'adore ce mandarin que je ne vois plus vers chez moi
    et je ne sais pas pourquoi
    tu as vu ses si belles couleurs

    QUE DU BONHEUR BISOU ET BONNE SOIREE

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  11. Bob, what incredible birds! I've never seen one in person! Great shots!

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    1. Oh, I am sorry, maybe one might see one Robin.

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  12. Di una bellezza sconvolgente!!!!!! Rimango senza parole........colori splendidi e tu come sempre sei super!!!!! Baci
    Emi

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  13. it is so clear, so perfect, that seems a "digital false imagine" create in a design laboratory...
    what can i tell you dear Bob ???

    I would need probably the lens you have on sales , the 300 mm 2.8 , that one is not bad at all !!! how many years old is it ?
    have a nice evening..

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  14. Hola Bob,magnificas imagenes de este bello Pato mandarin.Un abrazo

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  15. Oh how I would love to see one of these beauties! Gorgeous captures, Bob!

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    1. Come over here then, lol. Actually, it would be easier to go via China.

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  16. Oh wow. The male duck really is stunning. Thanks for sharing such wonderful photographs of them.

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  17. Love them. So very beautiful - and in some of the photos they look like china dolls.
    Those reflections you captured are INCREDIBLE.

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  18. Excellent photos! This duck is marvelous!
    All the best Bob!

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  19. Naturally beautiful. Brilliant set of images Bob.

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  20. What a beauty ! Wonderful photos !
    Greetings

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  21. Hi Bob. Those are beautiful images of this enigmatic bird. Not seen one for about a year now.

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  22. What a beautiful duck Bob!!My favorite!!And what a great reflection!!Gorgeous pictures!!
    Dimi...

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  23. Hi Bob,
    so close and so gorgeous and colorful. Amazing !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  24. Bob, your Mandarin Duck is gorgeous. Awesome shots!

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  25. Bob, there are not enough superlatives to describe just how beautiful I think these are.
    Your work is amazing, and I thank you for sharing it here.

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  26. Fabulous images, Bob



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral

    =^..^= <3

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  27. Brilliant! I'm almost speechless...

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  28. Wow - gorgeous shots of the beautiful plumage!

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  29. Such beautiful color combinations. A joy to see!

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  30. Hi bob. Fantastic bird and photographs.

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  31. Great shots of these birds, such stunning colours in them

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  32. Wonderful photos !!!! That's just amazing !!! Which camera do you use ???

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    1. I use a Canon 7D and the EF500mm IS II USM. Nice to meet you.

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  33. Bob, these are cracking images of a stunning and very photogenic duck....love that reflection!...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, he is a bit photogenic.

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  34. Nice shoots Bob
    Greetings / Kenny

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  35. I love your Mandarin Duck shots Bob!

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