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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
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Sunday, 23 March 2014

Shoveler [Anas clypeata]

Breeding plumage.




53 comments:

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    1. I thought that you would like it, cheers Keith.

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  2. I recently heard someone refer to this species as "goofy." To me it is downright handsome.

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  3. Awesome shots of the Shoveler.. The second one is fantastic! Happy Sunday!

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  4. I just can't say enough about your photography - Brilliant!! These are just super, and of course my favorite is the second one with the "stop-action" water drops!!

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  5. Oh pretty duck ! What harmony in colors... Purple, ginger, black and white, and golden eye...very beautiful ! For us, in France, he is a "Canard Souchet"
    Nice Sunday Bob !

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    1. Oh yes, the saying goes in France, Canard Souchet. I love that.

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  6. oh, you caught such great colors on his head!

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  7. Bob, just stopping back to say thanks for linking up to the critter party.. Enjoy your day!

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    1. Thanks for allowing me to your 'critter party', I keep on getting it wrong, one day!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks Janet. With your site, I am afraid that I can't help you. Try to email blogger!

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  9. 2 great photos of this bird i have yet to see, well done Bob.


    peter

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  10. Hi Bob..absolutely exquisite and gorgeous! your photos are always spectacular!
    Victoria

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  11. Look at that beautiful royal purple! And that second shot.. a beauty!

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    1. Thank you very much Hilary, yes, I managed to do that, lol.

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  12. How absolutely beautiful. Sooo much more elegant and colourful than his name.

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  13. The second shot is a cracker. I will have to go birding tomorrow. Trouble is there is a mile of sand and they can see me coming.

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  14. Wow, this is beautiful!!!
    My compliments Bob.

    Gr. Tinie

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  15. Lieber Bob, absolut exqisite Fotos. Besonders das 2. Bild gefällt
    mir besonders gut.
    Die Musik ist wieder gut ausgesucht.
    Einen schönen Sonntagabend wünscht Dir
    Irmi

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  16. Bob, dandy shots! I always wonder how they manage to keep their heads out of the water with such a big bill! Then again, they spend a lot of time with their heads in the water!

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  17. Oh these are wonderful Bob. I was going to do some water birds today as well and they somehow got misplaced on blogger...sigh! Did something else instead. We have been seeign some Shovlers around here and they are new to me, quite unique looking birds, beautiful plumage~

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    1. Cheers Mary. It was a nice weather for the Shoveler, and he posed.

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    2. Hola Bob,unas magnificas tomas del Pato cuchara.Un abrazo

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  18. They are both great pictures, but I really like the water splashing in the second one. From Findlay

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  19. Wow!!!What an adorable duck Bob,and colourful bird!!I like the second shot !!!Amazing!
    Dimi...

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    1. You also like second image, nice isn't it Dimi.

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  20. What a gorgeous creature, Bob!
    That little bit of purple on his head is pure magic.
    I hope you had a wonderful weekend, and I wish you a great week ahead.

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  21. Both images are superb, especially the lighting. The second one is a great capture!

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    1. You thinks the second one is best, great. For me, 1st is best, cheers.

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  22. Took forever to get your page downloaded with all those followers!! Love the interesting shape of that shoveling bill.

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  23. Hi bob. Cracking shots especially no 2

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    1. Thank you Vineeta, your comments are really nice.

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  25. Hello Bob,
    Great photos of this shoveler.
    Second picture is really cool.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Cheers Irma, and thanks for 2nd picture.

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  26. Ese ojo amarillo, tan nítido, atrae la mirada con mucha fuerza. Un abrazo,

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  27. Fantastic Bob.. I love Shoveler.. :-)))

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  28. Bonito colorido en su plumaje, Bob, buen momento en la ultima con ese improvisado baile.

    Saludos.

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  29. Master photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)
    And thank you for the music dear Bob!

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  30. Wonderful, the second shot you much good.

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