Wow, how fine color! Greetings
Not the best looking of ducks is it. Some nice captures though Bob.
I'd never noticed the tiny tufts of color on the females before.
Bob je hebt haar er geweldig mooi op staan al haar kleuren komen geweldig mooi tot zijn recht.
Hi Bob, after all the beauty, always such a shame, seems very early. All the best, John
Yes John, it is early, but, his job is done.
Hola Bob,fotos bien cogidas de este anade comun en eclipse.Un abrazo.
This Mallard duck is so beautiful, Bob. Thank you for making my day!
You always capture water and plumage beautifully.
Funnty male with colors not relally present ! Good pictures Bob.
Oh .....Funny male of course ;-)
Thanks for these Bob, the 5th photograph is my favourite.All the best Jan
Many years ago we had a pair of domestic ducks in the back yard--- naturally the food and their little pool attracted freeloaders, so we got to know the mallards quite well--- their various communicating movements, and their habits. Watching the males lose their color always seemed a bit sad....
Beautiful as usual.
Lovely coloured duck, nice set of photos.
Hi BobBeautiful pictures of this beautiful duck.Groettie from Patricia.
Never saw a male duck in eclipse. Nice but not so handsome:-)Wait a while and then he is gorgeous again!Very nice photos Bob!greetings, Maria
Yes Maria, he will gain his colours again.
Is this the ducks coming into sexual maturity? Never have seen this!
No, it has been through sexual maturity Tabor.
Awesome images Bob.
Cheers to you Tarja.
It has a nice assortment of colors, Bob.Buen mércoles.Un abrazo.
I see wild ducks daily. And can say your photos reveal what even nature conceals to the viewer, Bob!
He's handsome and knows it! I am not sure what eclipse means in this context ... is it the same as molting?
Sallie, you are right, it is molting.
Beautiful pictures of this beautiful duck Bob. Bright and sharp. Greetings Tinie
Hi Bob. I like your photos very much. Greetings.
Wonder Bob, beautiful feather colors.
Great photos. Tip on the beak. It's amazing to watch.
Unas imagenes preciosas, saludos y feliz verano.
Curioso, ayer mismo al atardecer via a varios de estos patos nadando en las aguas de la bahía, en la mar.Un abrazo,
Bob, definitely a scruffy look! Nice shots!
Great to see this beautiful duck.The small picks of blue between his head springs I find fantastic.Greetings, Helma