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Thursday, 26 April 2018

Mandarin Duck male head - Aix galericulata

Photographed at Cannop Ponds, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, UK.

Please look at my website bobswildlife.co.ukThere is a photo of an Lesser Black-backed Gull. And an Oystercatcher chick by by Callum in  the 'Guest photographer.










39 comments:

  1. This duck is beautiful in colors and the photos are wonderful. Regards.

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  2. This does not look real!! I mean the beauty makes them look painted. How did you get so close?

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  3. They are such beautiful creatures!

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  4. These photographs are just stunning Bob, what a great collection here.
    The colours, the sharpness ... all fantastic.

    All the best Jan

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  5. Fabulous colours and detail in your images, Bob, showing what an amazing bird the Mandarin drake is! I'm very envious. With my very best wishes - - - Richard

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    1. Hi Richard, and thanks for seeing everything.

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  6. what a beauty ! fantastic images Bob

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    1. Cheers Marty, are you still on holidays from your blog?

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  7. They are SUCH a spectacular bird. Thank you.

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  8. Wow, amazing bird, wonderful photos.
    Many greetings
    Maria from
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

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  9. My goodness how beautiful is that bird - so detailed but then it's your equipment :) Well done.

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  10. What an incredible looking bird! Have a lovely weekend! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Hi Bob.

    Wonderful Duck.
    Nice colours.
    Beautiful pictures.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  12. Hi Bob,
    Oh, Wow!
    A Royal duckling!! Beautiful colors and beautiful photos!
    Warm Greetings, Maria

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  13. To say that a Mandarin Duck is impressive is the understatement of the day.

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  14. Hi Bob, gorgeous photos of a beautiful duck! Happy Friday, enjoy your day!

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  15. The colors of these beautiful creatures never cease to amaze me, Bob, and your photographs here are absolutely GORGEOUS!!
    Such beautiful detail you have captured.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  16. Beautiful colors, beautiful duck.

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  17. He is so beautiful. Model of the year.

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  18. Maybe the world's most beautiful bird. Superb photos.

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  19. Hi Bob,
    What a set of absolute wonderful images of this beautiful duck, you did well to get such detail.
    I have some Mandarin at a local reservoir, but they always are about 200 metres away, sods law!!!
    All the best, John

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    1. Hi John, this one I photographed was on a feeding station, and it was close.

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  20. Hola Bob,espectaculares y magnifcos planos de este bello macho de pato Mandarin.Un saludo.

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  21. Saw my first one last week and was amazed

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  22. Awesome images of this beautiful and so colorful mandarin duck.

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  23. What a beautiful bird and markings shown off well by your lovely images Bob.

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  24. Hi Bob,
    This duck is a jewel of nature ! The paint cans exploded to make a wonder. Your photos are proof of her beauty !

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  25. Grandiose great picture series.
    Happy day
    Crissi

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  26. Hi Bob,
    really beautiful portraits of this Manderijn duck.
    Here where I live we also discovered a wild Maderijn duck and this one is swimming with other common wild ducks.
    My compliments for your photos.
    Greetings, Helma

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  27. Photos don't get much better than these Bob. Love them!
    Those colors are all amazing. Mother nature is quite the artist (and sometimes comedian).

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  28. Love love love. Super beautiful photos. The duck is so pretty. We can see so many details in your photos. Bravo. :)))

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