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Mallard near water

Posted by
Ruthiebear (Titusville, NJ, United States) on 29 July 2013 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

I loved the way this duck looked against the patterns in the water.
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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Funny spectrum of the water and the bird's range.

29 Jul 2013 5:30am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

I agree, I love the water behind

29 Jul 2013 6:25am

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Wonderful patterns on the water. The duck seems to be in a rather uncomfortable posture.

29 Jul 2013 6:29am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

I agree... his head really stands out and his wing seems to melt into it.

29 Jul 2013 6:41am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Bravo ! Bonne journée

29 Jul 2013 6:55am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Love the swirling abstracts in the water!

29 Jul 2013 7:46am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Yes a nice combination

29 Jul 2013 7:54am

Catherine from France

Yes the lovely duck seems to be very interested !
Superb photo !
Have a nice monday.

29 Jul 2013 7:59am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

He's almost camouflaged :-)

29 Jul 2013 8:30am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A beautiful capture and he blends in perfectly with his surroundings ! Beautifully seen ! Wishing you a happy day .

29 Jul 2013 10:33am

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

The animal catch is nice, and I love the water here.

29 Jul 2013 10:45am

Luc from Belgium

Un beau gros-plan

29 Jul 2013 10:52am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Lovely pose of the mallard, Ruthie - you captured him beautifully. :-)

29 Jul 2013 11:02am

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

Excellent closeup and capture of the duck, the water is beautiful. Great shot.
Have a good week.

29 Jul 2013 11:04am

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

I agree. Wonderful image.

29 Jul 2013 11:16am

jean pierre from paris, France

belle composition!!! superbe image!! amitiés

29 Jul 2013 11:29am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Wonderful close capture..

29 Jul 2013 11:34am

Devi from Chennai, India

This is a great capture !!! The water ripples are lovely ;-)

29 Jul 2013 12:03pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent framing !

29 Jul 2013 12:57pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Magnificent composition! Great pattern on the water!

29 Jul 2013 1:02pm

Martine Libouton from bousval, Belgium

Haaaaa oui!!! beaux ces reflets dans l'eau!!! j'adore+++++

29 Jul 2013 1:53pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Lovely image, nice capture...;-)

29 Jul 2013 2:12pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great close-up !

29 Jul 2013 2:15pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

tout à fait superbe le gros plan et la texture de l'eau.

29 Jul 2013 2:29pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful colors captured in the mallard accompanied by eye-catching patterns captured on the water's surface!!

29 Jul 2013 2:44pm

Don from Spokane, United States

The duck close up fits the water background very well. Nice one.

29 Jul 2013 3:03pm

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

Whooooooooooooo... gros canard, joli :)))))

29 Jul 2013 3:04pm

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Beautiful shot.

29 Jul 2013 3:50pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nicely captured this duck.

29 Jul 2013 4:29pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A sweet and wonderful scene! Textures magnificent in the whole picture! A hug, Adela

29 Jul 2013 5:24pm

@Adela Fonts: I missed you!

helys from Paris, France

So great textures, colors, lighting

29 Jul 2013 5:27pm

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Beautiful picture, the bird knows that he is very beautiful, and that's why it flirts*****! :-))Haleja.

Happy Monday to you ,my friend Ruthie!

29 Jul 2013 5:39pm

Helene from Loire Atlantique, France

Quelles belles couleurs pour ce canard !
Et j'aime beaucoup également les reflets dans l'eau derrière lui .....

29 Jul 2013 5:40pm

Nelida De La Fuente from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Maravillosa captura de este hermoso
pato, cercano a una artística superficie
acuática... Magníficos colores y luz..Saludos.

29 Jul 2013 5:48pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

A great capture, he can try to hide but the beauty betrays him each time !~

29 Jul 2013 6:00pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I really like the bold Mallard against that 'squiggly' background. Those blue, black, white and tail feathers are so sharp!

29 Jul 2013 6:01pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow Ruthie, this looks like a painting! Just beautiful. I love the color of the mallard and the gorgeous swirls in the water! Superb!

29 Jul 2013 7:05pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Well seen, Ruthie!

29 Jul 2013 7:11pm

Frankiess from Český Těšín, Czech Republic

Perfect water reflex in this composition !!

29 Jul 2013 7:19pm

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29 Jul 2013 7:36pm

Avian Grey from London, United Kingdom

Yes, amazing patterns in that water - I often find I only see them in the images !

29 Jul 2013 7:51pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

He's kept his feathers in good condition

29 Jul 2013 9:00pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

superb. excellent gesture. exquisite blue

29 Jul 2013 9:11pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

I love the close up. Also the details of the feathers are wonderful.

29 Jul 2013 9:15pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

polish ................ lovely close up & the reflection from the water.

29 Jul 2013 9:30pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

beautiful framing and great background, ruthiebear! :-))

29 Jul 2013 10:02pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

I'm sorry I've been away and missed your beautiful photos. So glad I am able to browse back through the last two weeks. This is so beautiful.

29 Jul 2013 10:09pm

@LauraS: Missed you

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful shot of the lovely one with beautiful colors. The texture of the water is so nice.

29 Jul 2013 10:29pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Yes I love the duck looking into the magical mysterious water too.

29 Jul 2013 11:02pm

Jeremy from Ridgedale, United States

Wonderful swim-y reflections Ruthie!

29 Jul 2013 11:19pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wonderful patterns on the water. Nice shot.

29 Jul 2013 11:55pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful swirling pattern in the water ... great capture!

30 Jul 2013 12:16am

Regina G. Santaella from Mexico

The water is magical! Those shapes are really fascinating, and adding the duck's bright colours, the result is excellent.

30 Jul 2013 1:33am

Abena from Illinois, United States

I really like the textures you've caught in the water with this one Ruthiebear, I also like how cute that duck looks!

30 Jul 2013 2:38am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe vue de ce canard avec les reflets en fond génial.

30 Jul 2013 3:03am

saran from shiraz, Iran

very very nice

30 Jul 2013 4:42am

L'angevine from Angers, France

j'aime bien l'effet sur l'eau

30 Jul 2013 7:14am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

love the lines and light of the water

30 Jul 2013 10:54am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A great shot with those lovely water patterns.

30 Jul 2013 10:50pm

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Textures by Adela Fonts

Fotos Deslumbrantes by Nelida De La Fuente