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Seeing as it is Silly Sunday and it is good weather for ducks outside I thought this image rather apt for today. This is a male eider duck having a bath on one of the lakes at Slimbridge, he was having a great time splashing around in the water. It's been raining heavily in Gloucestershire for over 12 hours now and we've been experiencing gale force winds, luckily there is no damage or flooding locally as yet. Flood warnings have been put in place by the Environment Agency for the Rivers Avon and Severn for Gloucestershire and Worcestershire, so it is to be hoped we don't get a repeat of Black Friday in July 2007 when a large part of the county was hit by floods. Many thanks for all your comments and clicks on the tulips yesterday, I don't think there will be too many more shots of them this year the bad weather is finishing most of them off!

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 - 9:35 AM
Focal Length:150mm
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Action (High speed)
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Splish Spash I'm having a bath!
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:29 Apr 2012 - 12:38 PM
Tags:Drake, Eider duck, Glos, Humour / fun, Slimbridge, Sports / action, Wildfowl & wetlands trust, Wildlife / nature
Votes:47
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debu
debu  4 India
29 Apr 2012 - 12:39 PM

Nice capture.
debu

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 12:41 PM

Great to see them do this Ed', but not always easy to Photograph, so, well done.

John Smile

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wonkers
wonkers  5 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2012 - 1:20 PM

Nice one.

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pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
29 Apr 2012 - 1:35 PM

excellent, with the droplets

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Silverzone
29 Apr 2012 - 1:36 PM

Super action image. Thanks for taking time to comment today. Sylvia

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom967 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 1:43 PM

Not just flying water drops but flying bubbles too!
Moira

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 1:55 PM

I don't know what the world is coming to, regarding the weather, fortunately we have settled down into summer now, hot sunny days and clear skies, about time, too, after all we've experienced this winter Smile A super capture, Ed, love the flying water droplets. Carol

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Daisymaye
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29 Apr 2012 - 2:04 PM

He's having a bubble bath.............Sandy

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2146 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 2:14 PM

Nice one,there's plenty water here today,rain all daySad
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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 2:17 PM

A true moment in time shot. It hasn't stopped here either!
Ann

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 2:29 PM

Good fun shot. It is dry here in Scotland. Usually the south gets much better weather.
Anyway good weather for ducks!
KateGrin

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Michaela_Solway
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29 Apr 2012 - 3:19 PM

Great bit of splash there.. Like we need any more. Well timed capture

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 3:19 PM

now that is one happy duck ( I learned they are called dooks in yorkshire)
You have captured the splashing really well!.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 4:38 PM

Nice one Ed - perfect weather for them at the moment!!
Joan.

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 4:53 PM

We got the same conditions up here to so your not alone. Confined to barracks. Great shot by the way. At least the ducks are happy with this weather. Paul

Last Modified By PaulLiley at 29 Apr 2012 - 4:54 PM

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christinecilia
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29 Apr 2012 - 4:54 PM

looks like hes enjoying his slef great photo Grin

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1881  2 India
29 Apr 2012 - 5:38 PM

Excellent work.
SANJEEV

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 5:52 PM

Our small greenhouse has gone for a burton and I'm buggered if I'm going out to rescue it in this weather Sad getting right fed up with it at the moment, can't even put the moth traps out.......240volts and lots of water simply don't mix Wink

Think I'll invest in a wet suit at this rate and take up waterskiing! Nice image Ed, well done again, it must have been raining here 24 hours solid now Sad

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 6:10 PM

You'll need your wet suit, flippers and snorkel if you are planning on visiting the Somerset Levels this week!Wink It's finally stopped raining, the wind has died down and we've had a brief sunny interlude, however I think there is more bad weather to comeSad

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saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 7:07 PM

Excellent and great action shot,very well done,
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Brian65
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29 Apr 2012 - 7:48 PM

Nice one ED, well captured.SmileSmileSmile
Brian

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pluckyfilly
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29 Apr 2012 - 7:49 PM

I like your title, very fitting and the water splashes have come out well sharp

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Samuel_Aron
Samuel_Aron Junior Member 4 England2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 8:54 PM

Great action shot!
Pin-sharp.
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Hop-A-Long
29 Apr 2012 - 9:57 PM

Great shot, well timed.

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29 Apr 2012 - 10:48 PM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks folks, they are much appreciated, Ed

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goso
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30 Apr 2012 - 2:31 AM

Well caught Ed - he's eider having a bath or trying to give you one ...Bill

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30 Apr 2012 - 9:33 AM

Another goodun Ed.

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hattrick
hattrick  10 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2012 - 7:41 PM

Better late than neve rEd. Congrats on a great capture. Things in Cornwall have been pretty bad as well, 60 mph winds, lots of trees down and nopt a sign of a bird in my garden!!!

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JustDucky  3 Canada
30 Apr 2012 - 9:56 PM

great action shot Ed
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maggie9
maggie9  545 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2012 - 6:56 AM

lovely water droplets and action
eiders are my fave sea duck

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