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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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Thursday, 8 May 2014

Cape Shoveler (Anas smithii)

A wet day, time for the magic bag.
Slimbridge WWT, the captured section.

 Somebody chopped off my head!!!!!!!
 Now, it's my bill....................








44 comments:

  1. Great pictures - it would seem all is well with the camera again!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  2. Oh, I'm definitely a fan of what's in your "magic bag." He's magnificent, and so are your photos!!

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  3. Hey, that's nice! Don't know this bird.

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    1. He comes from Southern Africa Gerrit.

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  4. Enjoyed these close up of the Cape Shoveler . Amazing large beak .
    Delightful tune by Cara.
    Hope the weather clears up for you soon Bob.
    Be well,
    Willow

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  5. Fantastic photo's of this beautiful duck. My compliments. It's great you have such a wonderful magic bag.
    Have a wonderful day Bob

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    1. Cheers Marijke, its the magic bag, she is the one.

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  6. marvelous close-in shots and lots of fabulous detail!

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  7. Wow - what amazing shots.

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  8. Beautiful series of photos of the shoveler, Bob.
    Picture 1,2 and 6 are my favorite.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Yes, occasionly you can get them to stop and say cheese, lol.

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  9. Buenos primeros planos, Bob, un bello pat.

    Saludos.

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  10. He's a grand duck. I have never seen one there. Not surprising really I've not seen a fifth of the birds in the UK.

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  11. "Magic Bag", magic pics Bob. Sorry about your wet days.

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  12. Absolutely fabulous! Beep (my granddaughter) says, that is amazing!

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  13. geweldig mooi Bob het is net of hij zijn snavel gelakt heeft.

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  14. Wow! Wow! WOW!
    Great series!

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  15. så nært og skarp, amazing !

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  16. Me ha gustado especialmente la segunda fotografía en la que se aprecian perfectamente esa especie de barbas que, a modo de filtro, lleva en el pico. Un abrazo,

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  17. In regard to your comment...yes it IS a warbler.

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  18. What gorgeous markings, and I love that shiny black bill.
    Wonderful images, Bob!

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    1. Yes he has a shiny bill, thanks Lisa.

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  19. Bob, what grand images! A very pretty duck!

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  20. Bob, das sind wieder Fotos vom Feinsten.
    Man sieht jedes Detail. da warst du ganz
    nah dran.
    Einen schönen Abend wünscht dir
    Irmi

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  21. Hola Bob,magnificos retratos.Un abrazo

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  22. SUCH a magic bag. Decapitated, mutilated - with no blood. And magicall restored to life and beauty. Love those beak down shots. Thanks Bob.

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    1. It's so pleasant to have a nice magic bag, I love to share it with everybody.

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  23. I like your magic bag, great close up shots. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  24. Wow!!!What a beauty Bob!!!Great photos of this beautiful duck!!
    Love your magic bag!Cheers!
    Dimi...

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  25. Bob, awesome closeups of your Shoveler! It is a beautiful duck!

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  26. He looks like he is enjoying himself.

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  27. Such beautiful feather drawings - who ever designed that duck did a great job! :-)
    Have a good weather weekend dear Bob!

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  28. Beautiful crisp images Bob...apart from the missing bits!...lol...[;o)

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  29. Great shots! This duck has wonderful speckles on feathers :-)
    Have a nice day, Bob!

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  30. Great portraits ! Thanks Bob

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  31. What an excellent post, I love all the details and spotted plumage.

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