Thursday, January 15, 2009

Carolina ducks

Carolina or Wood ducks (Aix sponsa) at Parque Morais, Parede.

27 comments:

Tanya said...

Beautiful JM! Aren't those colors fabulous?!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful shot. I love the iridescence of the bird’s feathers.

Lois said...

Yes, we have both posted birds today, but yours are definitely more beautiful than mine!

nobu said...

I have never seen the bird.
They have really beautiful colour.

Jarart said...

This is a great shot of ducks. I like the way they are looking different directions.

Marc said...

Our ducks have the same colours, but in different patterns. Nice pic!

Boise Diva said...

And based on what our local ducks look like, those don't look like ducks. They're beautiful and the perfectly posed for you.

willow said...

What a handsome pair! I like the way the water echos their colors. Nice shot, JM.

Julie said...

From the portal I thought this was a pair of shoes of some sort!

Lovely image, JM. I like the pose of the ducks and I like the texture of the water.

rob said...

That's a really unusual point of view! Great!

Marie-Noyale said...

Did they have a fight?...
they look like an old couple avoiding each others eyes... ;~)))

Mo said...

Are those ducks real?

lisasarsfield said...

Great timing. Such beautiful birds too, I've never seen ducks like these before!

Nancy said...

They are so perfect, they don't look real! The beauty of nature...

Eki Akhwan said...

JM, Thanks for the explanation and the YT link. My internet connection is being very slow and annoying, so I can't check it out yet ... but I will.

BTW, these are two beautiful birds. And angle and moment are perfect ... Nearly symmetrical.

Louis la Vache said...

Mme la Vache is fond of birds. She liked this image very much.

USelaine said...

I like how you framed these two. Lovely!

magiceye said...

wow! fantastic capture!

jill said...

These are so magnificent. At times, they look carved and painted. Wonderful that you got such a good clear shot.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I love ducks. They are usually cooperative in letting you get close enough for photo. But is it either luck or patience that has them perfectly posed like this.

angela said...

It looks like they're posing for you..I guess they're having a winter break in Portugal.

J ..de Santa Fe said...

Great capture... . really love the simplicity and symmetry ..

Virginia said...

Well trained ducks you have there. They are lovely and the water is spectacular. I am laughing at Julie's comment. They might just make a very chic pair of pumps! HA
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Jackie said...

What fine looking fellows!

Nonna said...

STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL-

Tash said...

What an incredably lovely pair. It seems that the same bird is posing twice.

humanobserver said...

fabulous...fantabulous...wow...