Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Wood Ducks







40 comments:

Linda said...

Those ducks are so beautiful and the colors so striking, they almost look artificial! Perfect detail in the photos - I love these ducks! Hope the transition of the blog goes okay...I will find you, at any rate!

Beth said...

gorgeous birds ... all the color. wow! (:

Kerri said...

These are absolutely amazing!! I have never seen a wood duck in the wild before. WOWZA!

Carole M. said...

such stunning ducks!! Wow that last photograph is super stunning!!

MTWaggin said...

IMHO the most colorful duck out there. I'd love to find some to shoot (photograph that is) but haven't so far. Still on my bucket list. I really like that last shot but the one that caught my eye was the female showing HER colors!

CameraCruise said...

Great shots of the beautiful ducks.

Leenie said...

So jealous of your being where those long-haired colorful birds live. Excellent shots. Love them all but my favorite is that first one with the mossy branch.

TexWisGirl said...

Nice job. Noticed the change in the copyright mark. Good for you.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Magnificent photos, Brian! My favorites are the first 2 where he's sitting on the lichen covered branch and his reflection in the water.
Good luck with the changes.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

My favorite duck and you captured them so beautifully! My favorites are the solo shots perched on the tree branch. The depth of field is perfection. :)

Good luck with the new blog. I like the name. Hope the transition goes smoothly.

Jeannelle said...

Great shots! I've always thought wood ducks look totally unreal.

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Wonderful shots! What amazing colours they have.

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful birds, such incredible markings and colours and your pictures capture them perfectly, my fav is that last shot. I will watch for the URL change, thanks for the heads up.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a sweet photo of this little bird on the fence. Also, your wood duck photos are beautiful. A couple of them almost don't look real. I'll be looking for your new blogpage. Happy July 4th! Pamela

Nancy Claeys said...

How do you get so close? I know you have a great zoom lens, but you must be stealthy! These are amazing.

Congrats on your new blog title -- perhaps we'll see some new "images" from you? :)

Adam Jones said...

Nice shots. The females look very similar to the female Mandarin duck.

Gary said...

Stunning captures!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

HansHB said...

Awesome shots, Brian!
I wish you a nice evening!

mick said...

Great photos. They are such colorful ducks - and quite different from what are called "Wood Ducks" here in Australia.

eileeninmd said...

The wood ducks are pretty, Awesome shots, Brian!

bailey-road.com said...

They are so beautiful! These are wonderful captures, Brian.

EG CameraGirl said...

They are such handsome birds!

FjÀllripan said...

Wow fantastic photos! Such beautiful birds!! /Susanne

Dave said...

Nice one Brian, they are very similar to the Mandarin Duck (Another collection species here in the UK), still a very colourful species that I always enjoy seeing

Anni said...

I didn't realize they perched in trees....or are the ones on the 'branch'...a fallen tree in the pond?

None the less....fabulous, brilliant images!!!

RUDDY DUCK

Liam said...

Absolutely beautiful and stunning photos, Brian! :) :) :)

Deanna said...

You really captured some beautiful images, especially the ones of the ducks perched on that tree..

Saun said...

Boy are they ever colorful awesome shots!

Chris said...

Hi Brian, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
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Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

Wow. Those are truly amazing photos. Thank you for sharing.

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful ducks you show. Wishing you a great Wednesday :)

Stewart M said...

Hi there - they dont look much like my wood ducks do they!

Good luck with the new web venture.

Stewart M

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

I've never seen wood ducks marked like some of these and some of the colors are unusual. Of course I haven't gotten to enJOY ducks up close until now. Super job, as usual.

Debbie said...

a really stunning group of images. i adore the reflections as much as the ducks.

you could not have paid for better opportunities to photograph these beauties!!

for me, you saved the best for last!! (i would have wet my pants!!)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

These are wonderful and the final entry magnificent Brian. Happy and safe July 4th~

Roan said...

Wood Ducks are a favorite of mine. Love the close up of the female and the last shot.

Marie said...

They have such lovely markings, Brian! And your photos are as wonderful as always...like the clarity of the colors, and the reflections!

Hilke Breder said...

Great capture, Brian! Wood Ducks are so beautifull, the male in a glamorous way, but the female, more subtle,rewards a closer look.

Larry said...

Awesome shots of the Wood Ducks Brian! For me the female is the most beautiful. That fourth photo of the female alone with the green water reflection as the backdrop is gorgeous.

Liz said...

Your wood Ducks are so beautiful, Brain! The colours & patterns on the male are gorgeous. And the female is really beautiful too. I love the splash of blue on her wings. An incredible set of images here.