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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

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Monday, 21 April 2014

Mandarin Duck [Aix galericulata]

Today it was told to us, that we were going to have a lot of rain, ha ha, it was sunshine, plenty too. So, I went off expecting to get rained, I didn't mind, 'cause I was in my car. Now, I just started my sandwich, when, as suspected, two Manadarin Ducks, I knew it would be easy.
Get the water, it was that colour, honestly.......






53 comments:

  1. These ducks are gorgeous Bob. And I love how you photograph them.

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  2. Hi Bob Exquisite bird, shots and reflections

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    1. Ah, you liked the reflections, thanks Margaret.

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  3. I love these ducks. Great shots and very colourful. We got two for the price of one today with the reflection.

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  4. What stunners these are Bob, you have done them credit with the camera.

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  5. Wow, I really am speechless - Gorgeous photos!!!!! :-)

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    1. Oh don't say that, I like talking to you, lol.

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  6. Hola Bob,uno de los patos mas bellos que tenemos en Europa,aunque sea introducido,bellas imagenes amigo.Un abrazo

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  7. Bob, absolute perfection! What pretty ducks! I've never seen a live one! Yet!

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  8. Ducks are wonderful, beautiful images.
    The sandwich was certainly good :-)

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  9. Those colors and designs stun me.

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  10. Absolutely beautiful photos with the reflection of the duck in the water !

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    1. I'm glad you saw the reflection of water.

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  11. Ooohhh..... beautiful series, Bob. One of my favorite ducks. I love his colours. I am glad you have had sun today instead of rain. Most of the time is it the other way around. Greetings, Joke

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  12. Liebeer Bob,
    die Fotos der Mandarinenten sind wunderbar.
    Welch herrliches Gefieder - das bringt nur die Natur hervor.
    Einen schönen Abend wünscht dir
    Irmi

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  13. Fantastic photos Bob, they are lovely Ducks :) Hope you had a good Easter x

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  14. These are the most stunning creatures, and you have photographed this one so beautifully, Bob.

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    1. Yes, I have many of them, they are beautiful for me and my camera, cheers Lisa.

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  15. Its always a joy,seeing your gorgeous pictures Bob!!The Mandarin duck is on of my favorite!
    Great captures and lovely reflections!!
    Dimi...

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    1. It gives me pleasure too, thanks Dimi.

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  16. Bob, what a beautiful duck and lovely reflections! Awesome shots!

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  17. oh to see those Mandarins out in the wild, free, like you did. What a bonus - car cover, lunch, and Mandarin --- great photos (as always)

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    1. The car is an advantage I do say, but it isn't quite as good as a off roader scooter Carole.

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  18. Uma lindeza Bob _ nunca vista!
    Que bom ter seu olhar como presente.
    abraço

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  19. Surely one of the most spectacular ducks of all.

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  20. Exquisite photos of a real beauty! Someday, I would love to see one of these in person!!

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  21. Bob, these are the most exquisite photos I've ever seen of any duck! You are a master-par-excellance!

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  22. Love these ones , just wonderful colours ! Great shots !
    Have a nice day Bob ..

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  23. What a beautiful mandarin ducks, Bob.
    Really perfect photographed, my compliments.
    Greetings Irma

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  24. Waouhhhhh c'est magnifique !
    I love this bird....
    Thanks Bob

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  25. Me gustan esas fotos del mandarín, completo y formando un todo con su reflejo en el agua. Un abrazo,

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  26. Beautiful Duck and some stunning photos Bob, love those reflections...[;o)

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    1. Yes, I was lucky to get him in over shadowed by trees causing a brilliant reflections.

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  27. Wow ... He is beautiful too!
    a hug.

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  28. Awesome shots. Perfect lighting Bob, those reflections are gorgeous too.

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  29. Awesome photos of the mandarin duck. Two male ducks visited us in Trondheim a month ago!

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