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Monday, 3 December 2018

Common Shelduck - Tadorna tadorna

Photographed at Martin Smith Hide, Slimbridge WWT, Gloucestershire, GB.







34 comments:

  1. I love this bird. I did not see this bird this summer, annoying;-(

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  2. Hello, Bob! Your Shelduck is a beauty. Great series of photos. Enjoy your day and new week ahead!

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  3. That is one fast lens!! You caught each drop before it fell.

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  4. A beautiful bird. The water drop is awesome in the bird's beak.

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  5. That duck is nearly as good looking as you Bob..........

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  6. Hola Bob,unas de este Tarro blanco,uno de los mas bellos.un saludo.

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  7. Common, shmomom. Not common here - and a beauty.

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    1. Hi EC, but we have too many, they are the best.

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  8. This is a duck very endearing ! Nice picture Bob.

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  9. Bonito pato, Bob, muy oportuna la gota de agua en el pico, estuviste hábil.

    Saludos.

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  10. Like that drop of water before it fell - well done.

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  11. love the way you caught the drop from his beak Bob

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  12. I've enjoyed your shelducks in the past--- these are beautiful.

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  13. Hi Bob.

    Beautiful shelduck, nice the drop on its beak.
    Beautiful pictures.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  14. Hi Bob,
    Beautiful pictures with the water drop!!
    Love it!
    Cheers,
    Maria

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  15. Hi Maria
    Thanks for the water drops, see you soon.

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  16. Some nice captures Bob of a lovely bird. A shame the sun was out to capture some of those hidden colours.

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  17. Beautiful details, fantastic shots.

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  18. Such a great series of photographs, a lovely duck.

    All the best Jan

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  19. Hi Bob,
    Super set of images of the Shelduck, they a such a handsome bird.
    Love the water drop.
    All the best, John

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  20. Great images of a very handsome bird, Bob. My favourite is the one with the water droplet. Take good care - - - Richard

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    1. Thanks Richard, it wasn't the best shot of them, but, I had to take it.

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  21. black head and orange beak look so beautiful.
    thank you for series of wonderful photos.

    have a great day

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  22. Bonitos tonos negros y anaranjado-rojizos los que adornan a este pato.
    Un abrazo,

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  23. Shelducks are also seen more and more in the Netherlands.
    They are really beautiful and also stately ducks. Beautifully recorded.
    Greetings

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