Thursday, 4 July 2013

NatureFootstep: Winged #95

Thursday's theme at NatureFootstep is 'Winged'. For all things 'winged' but not necessarily 'feathered' (flying insects are welcome!!)

BLUE-BILLED DUCK
Blue-Billed Duck 2

Blue-Billed Duck 1


34 comments:

  1. For some reason I can't see your pictures, so I'll have to return later on. But I guess they are good.
    Have a nice day.
    Mormor

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    1. I think Flickr was being slow this morning!!

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  2. Ah, after turning in my comment they suddenly were there. I do like the blueish beek.
    Have a nice day :)
    Mormor

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  3. Awesome shots of the duck,very fine detail of the feathers... how uncommon that slate blue bill!

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    1. Thanks Belita :-)) I have only ever seen this type of duck in one particular place, the National Wetlands Centre, about 45 miles from where I live.

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  4. Is that the color blue of the duck beak? or the reflection of the sky?

    Nice shots. :)

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    1. Thanks Sophie :-)) That is the colour of the duck's beak.

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  5. Wow, these are awesome closeups. Pretty duck!

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  6. Great shots. For me it is a very exotic and spectacular bird. Just look at those feathers, the pattern. Wow!

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    1. Thanks Charlotta :-)) They are one of the most beautiful of duck varieties.

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  7. Very aptly named. Excellent close ups Mitch.

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  8. Stunning close-ups! Very pretty birds.

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  9. Oh, he's pretty! Very detailed closeup. Nice work, Mitch!

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  10. first time I´ve seen a duck with a blue bill. Strange and interesting!

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    1. Thanks NF :-)) There's a small resident colony at the National Wetlands Centre, where I took these shots.

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  11. That blue beak is just marvelous. Nicely done.

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  12. Beautiful shot of him , Mitchy. Reminds me of ruddy ducks...the males' bills turn blue during breeding season. Always love your nature and wildlife shots.

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    1. Hi Gayle!! Nice to see you!! Thanks for dropping by :-))

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  13. What a beauty is this , gorgeous.

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  14. Beautiful captured - fantastic portraits !!

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  15. My friend and I are going out tomorrow to a farm park to try for photos for the countryside competition. If we get any thing any where near this good we'll be in with a chance. Loving the blue beak.

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    1. Thanks Loretta :-)) I hope you have a good day at the farm-park and that you get some great shots.

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