Magnificent photos, Bob - he's the most beautiful duck EVER!! So colorful and regal.
Cracking images Bob...[;o)
Words fail me Bob and believe me that doesn't happen often :) Brilliant images, how exquisite the markings, nature is a marvelous thing!
Oh dear, you're lost for words........................................lol.
such an incredibly showy fellow!! fabulous reflections!
There he is in all his glory! Fantastic shots, love those reflections!
too beautiful for words. Great captures
It never ceases to be beautiful!
I love this mandarin duck.Very well done, BobGreetings Irma
Cheers Irma, you are very nice.
Wat zijn ze toch prachtig Bob.
Birds of art, and lovely shots too of the male Bob.
He's absolutely gorgeous, Bob!!
Always good to see.It is raining again then Bob.
Yes, we have been water logged, lol.
Wow. The male ducks are stunning. They have such vibrant feathers.
beautiful ! the finest duck ever !
Stunning work Bob.peter
He's a corker Bob.
He's a very handsome fellow!
Hola Bob,uno no se cansa nunca de ver esta belleza.Un abrazo
Lieber Bob, herrlich diese Farbenpracht. Einmalig schön.Einen schönen Abend wünscht DirIrmi
The mandarin duck is my favorite Bob!!He's king of the birds!!Magnificent shots!!Wonderful photos!Dimi...
I agree with you Dimi.
Beautiful subject and stunning portraits!
Bob, your photos are always so beautiful.
Very beautiful photos !
They are, without a doubt, the most beautiful of all!! Great images. Super music video.
Another set of outstanding photos. I love the different textures in the water...those in focus and those out of range.
What an absolute stunner. With your trademark beautifully captured plumage. Thank you.
Yes he is, an 'absolutey stunner' EC...................
The males must be one of the most striking water birds. I saw a small flock in Japan, but not nearly as close as this.
They are quite friendly, I think, normally they come closer with bread.
So beautiful. Those feathers never cease to amaze me.
Yes, nor me, the feather pattern is beautiful, thanks Lisa.
my favorite duck
Spectacular creature. And exceedingly wonderful photos, Bob.
Oh yes, spectacular is the name for him, cheers Hilary.
Duck and delicate waves-amazing!
Wonderful duck !!! Wonderful portraits !!! I love it...
Irreal pattern! Irreal picture :-)
What a fantastic bird you have photographed here, Bob... can't stop looking at the amazing colors and pattern. I have never seen them, but I read that there are between 10-49 individuals here in Norway...Your photos on this blog are all very good, Have a nice week:)