Duck !!!!

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Gale, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Well I am not sure what kind of duck this is. Maybe someone knows. Then I can give him a name.

    Posing Pretty
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    Look at my pretty wings
    View attachment 16128

    Ok thats enough posing, this is all you get
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    So he snobingly went thata way ------------>
     
  2. my quick off the cuff guess is a well captured female Mallard.
    Dave
     
  3. PGB

    PGB

    Jan 25, 2005
    Yep its a female mallard. Nice shots Gale.
     
  4. Looks like a mallard hen to me. I think her name is Trixie..........
     
  5. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Trixie, eh... Ok now I know why she is a snob...lololol
    I will name that pic Trixie Matt,

    Thank you.....

    Dave,
    Thank you very much. I would never have guessed a Mallard. Hummmm
    I see them all the time around work, this one just looked different.
    Thanks again.
    First time I ever had luck with Ducks. My weekend for ducks I guess. But hey thats great :>))

    Patrick,

    Thank you very much.

    I see that it has to be a Mallard. Everyone agrees :>))))
     
  6. luvaduk
     
  7. Hi Gale, nice shots. The #2 is fantastic with the wings position. Good capture at the right moment.
     
  8. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Thank You Dao,

    So good to see you.
    I was suprised.
    They do this so fast, it is really not all that easy to catch them.
     
  9. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Great shots Gale!

    It's nice that you all in Florida have so many things to photograph!
     
  10. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Hi Ken,
    How you feeling. How are things going. I know it is slow. But sure glad to see ya in here again.

    Thank you very much.

    Yes it seems we do have quite a variety of birds to shoot and lots of different action...

    Hope you can or wil join us one day.
     
  11. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    I'm really doing better....every day shows a marked improvement over the last one! But the REAL test is when I can post a new photo!!

    I hope to get to Florida sometime in the not-too-distant-future. I have a daughter and two granddaughters in Hollywood, and several old friends from my years in south Florida to see, not to mention my new buds from the NikonCafe....
     
  12. Gordon Large

    Gordon Large Guest

    Very nice, Gale! Check out the similarity of this bird's head with my Mallard hen portrait you commented on - could be sisters. :smile: Isn't that flash of iridescence on the wing in the second shot amazing? Great timing on the capture of the action.

    Gordon
     
  13. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Hi Gordon,

    Awww so you snuck a duckie in your bag and brought it back home. Now I see :>)))

    I am always amazed at the beautiful colors that are hidden under birdie wings. I have a Kingfisher that sure does not look that colorful when flying. (you gotta be real close hahaha ) to see the pretty colors.

    Thank you very much.
     
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