Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Mallard on a Wall






Don't you just love the luminous colour on this mallard's neck? I just happened to have my new camera with me and I tried out the special setting for pets! Quite pleased with this one.

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42 comments:

Ebie said...

Beautiful shot and love the lily ponds, too!

Nessa said...

This photo is so 3-D. very nice.

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

It's gorgeous. It's tuesday, but it's gorgeous. xx

lakeviewer said...

Your camera has special settings for pets? I need to get one of those. Lovely.

Bina said...

I LOVE this picture! It is just beautiful. I had pet Mallard ducks when I was growing up. Six of them. They always stayed right in my yard and followed me everywhere. Then my mom got mad and gave them away. The people said the ducks flew away and never went back.

VALKYRIEN said...

I love both the little pond - and the mallard! They have such gorgeous colors!

Great shot!

imbeingheldhostage said...

I actually love that blue part that looks purple when the sun hits it. I could stare at a mallard all day :-)

® ♫ The Brit ♪ ® said...

Wow! Beautiful photo Maggie!
And I absolutely love the combination of colours together with the blue flowers...
Big Hug X

KLo said...

The mallard's colors definitely set off the reflections in the water. Beautiful picture : )!

ChrisC and JonJ said...

You're right.The reflections off the mallard's neck are beautiful!Good shot!

Deb said...

The incredible colors of nature! You and your new camera captured this shot perfectly!

Wendy said...

Special settings for pets? How wonderful! I've never heard of that. Guess it's time for a new camera. LOL!
He looks so colourful!

Martha Z said...

A wonderful shot. I like the subject and compostion

Jew Wishes said...

What a beautiful capture of the mallard, nice tones and light.

Jew Wishes/Lorri

Hilary said...

Beautiful indeed. You'd think he'd have been spooked off but I can see that the Mallard lingered on. ;)

david mcmahon said...

Good work, Maggie. Great to see the house is rid of the varmints, too!

Jeni said...

And proud you should be of that pic too cause you really did good with it! Love the teal color there and so regal looking that duck is too!

mick said...

Nice photo with good color on both the bird and the pond.

Guy D said...

Great shot Maggie, such a beautiful bird.

Cheers
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Arija said...

A cute guy contemplating the watery possibilities.

Suburbia said...

Hee hee! A special setting for pets? How funny.
Yes I have always been fascinated by that beautiful colour green and also the purple on his wing. I remember liking the colours very much as a child.
Lovely photo. Great to have a new camera. Was it a birthday present?

Carletta said...

Those reflections are so clear!
Great shot of Mr. Mallard.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

A very handsome chap. I agree with you about the beautiful colours. A x

SandyCarlson said...

I would be pleased, too. This is lovely. I wonder if he is decided whether or not to go in!

Daisy said...

So pretty - I love ducks!

Kerri said...

Lovely! Looks like the camera is working nicely.

I love the blue on his wings, too!

Pam said...

The males always have such beautiful feathers... its not fare to the girls. Nice shot:)

Regina said...

So cute. Beautiful shot.

floreta said...

nice picture of the duck! the colors match him.

Tulip said...

cute mallard waiting for somebody to swim together.

Granny on the Web said...

You certainly have an eye for a good shot. The colours all meld together beautifully.

Love Granny

cheshire wife said...

Lovely shot! I just love that shade of green.

2sweetnsaxy said...

I really like this shot. I think it's very pretty and the composition is perfect. There's something very nice about the lily pads, shadows and the addition of the flowers in the corner that are the perfect touch.

Tammie Lee said...

Very cute photo~

Rose said...

Their heads are almost iridescent--beautiful photo!

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Crystal Jigsaw said...

Yes, they are pretty colourful aren't they. This one is gorgeous.

CJ xx

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Absolutely Write said...

I think he's thinking: "I should really get in that water and start diving for fish ... but it's sooooo lovely and warm here ... another few minutes won't hurt".

San said...

That is astonishing color, Maggie.

Bim said...

very nice composition - and very intrigued by your camera's pet setting.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

I'm not lucky with my new camera. One week after its purchase, it went "kaput". So I cannot take photos as beautifully justified by your gorgeous colourful Mallard.