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Seeing as it is belting it down with rain again in Gloucestershire this morning, I thought it rather apt that I uploaded a duck. This is a handsome mandarin drake I saw on the stream close to the picnic area at WWT Slimbridge in Gloucestershire on my last visit back in April. One of my Uncle Adie's epzer "Tomcat" favourite subjects is the Great British weather, seeing as it is a frivolous Friday I thought it would be a bit of fun if we counted how many times he mentions it in his posts from this morning up until midnight!Wink At the end of the day or first thing tomorrow morning I shall reveal the number of mentions I manage to find on here and any other interesting statistics or memorable quotes he makes, I trust you will not disappoint us Mr Tomcat!WinkGrin If anyone spots any classic Tomcat quotes or rants in the galleries or forums feel free to post any gems you find on here!Wink

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:150.0 - 500.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 234.4 - 781.2 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:13 Apr 2012 - 11:31 AM
Focal Length:198mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Landscape
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Mandarin Drake
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:6 Jul 2012 - 8:31 AM
Tags:Drake, Glos, Mandarin duck, Slimbridge, Wildfowl & wetlands trust, Wildlife / nature
Votes:61
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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2012 - 8:46 AM

A colourful upload to bright up a wet dark morning here.

Regards Richard

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
6 Jul 2012 - 8:50 AM

Excellent colour and detail captured Ed,
Fred.

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CaroleS
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6 Jul 2012 - 8:53 AM

A lovely bright image Ed.
Carole

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2012 - 9:03 AM

Fantastic and colourful capture,ED,very well done,
saeid

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2012 - 9:09 AM

That's what I call making the most of the weather!
A duck and a real beauty Ed with lovely ripples
and reflections.
KateGrin

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2012 - 9:16 AM

Not too sure ven the bravest Ducks would have chosen to be outdoors in this morning's weather here! Beautiful image though.

Ann

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2012 - 9:22 AM

Nice one Ed.

Gerry

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achieverswales
6 Jul 2012 - 12:29 PM

Excellent colourful capture Ed, the exposure has been controlled very well mate!

Regards

Trev.

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Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2012 - 1:35 PM

Lovely pose and colours and I really like the colour of the waterGrin
Great image.
Diane

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Mavis
Mavis Plus Member 13143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2012 - 2:48 PM

Lovely Ed . He just looks like a carved duck WinkWinkWink xx

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2012 - 2:53 PM

A super capture, Ed, and no doubt you will find a tomcat comment on my upload today, we have a daily banter about the weather Smile Carol

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2012 - 2:58 PM

I always love the colour of these Mandarins Ed.
Super colours here.
Mick.

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2012 - 4:00 PM

does he know about your plans... ? I'm intrigued1
a fine duck it is too.

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Brian65
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6 Jul 2012 - 4:03 PM

Lovely shot Ed, i think im getting web feetSmileSmileTongueWink
Brian

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Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2012 - 5:01 PM

A great capture Ed - just the weather for ducks here at the moment!!!!WinkWink

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2012 - 6:21 PM

Someone once threw a mandarin orange at my head. Someone else yelled, "Duck!", but I wasn't quick enough. Had to see the doctor but he turned out to be a right quack. Slapped me with a big bill, though. Bah.

Incredible colours and fine capture here, Ed.

Andrew

Last Modified By ChiliMan at 6 Jul 2012 - 6:21 PM

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lifesnapper
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6 Jul 2012 - 6:21 PM

Glad to be 40 on this one Ed', I remember being 40, and wondering how I ever managed to get there? Goodness knows how by some quirk of Fate, I got to 63 ???

John Smile

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91976 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2012 - 8:22 PM

I like the ruffle look Ed - must have the wind behind it.Smile
Brian.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2012 - 8:38 PM

Colourful Ed and he looks almost too good to be true. Great shot.
Joan.

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2012 - 8:59 PM

Great colours and reflections Ed SmileSmile
Helen

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Glostopcat
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6 Jul 2012 - 10:45 PM

Only one mention of the weather from the Tomcat tonight, he really must be under the weather,

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Glostopcat
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7 Jul 2012 - 12:56 AM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks folks, they are much appreciated. Nothing much from the Tomcat tonight regarding the weather, i spoke to him earlier and he is so cheesed off with it that he has almost lost the will to live and can't be bothered to mention it anymore! So only one mention on Carol G's upload, Ed

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ElmsArt
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7 Jul 2012 - 2:42 AM

Super capture.

I even checked "The Grumpy Group". Not a word from TC there either.

Jackie

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Tibetan
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7 Jul 2012 - 2:25 PM

Nice colours these I really like them a very good photo, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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tonyng
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7 Jul 2012 - 2:30 PM

Love to photograph one of these one day. They are so colourful and photogenic. Top capture.

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danbrann
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7 Jul 2012 - 10:24 PM

An absolute beauty Ed.

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accipiter
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8 Jul 2012 - 6:54 AM

A handsome chap here Ed. Well captured. A

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NeilWigan
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8 Jul 2012 - 9:03 AM

Good shot of a lovely bird ,great colours.

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sweetpea62
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9 Jul 2012 - 11:16 PM

Great shot excellent details Ed..Lin

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