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Mandarin Duck watching out for the ladies.....and in V2 two males after the one girl...

Thank You all for the votes on the Blue Tit, and to
Lynne (Lynnejoyce) for the mod..great job there Lynne.

Continueing with the Arundel birds, as some of us off to Wetlands there on Saturday...want to join us?
Thanks for stopping By

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:150-500mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:12 Mar 2011 - 3:03 PM
Focal Length:213mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Where's the girls?
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:12 Apr 2011 - 1:07 PM
Tags:Mandarin duck, Wetlands arundel, Wildlife / nature
Votes:75
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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digital_boi
12 Apr 2011 - 1:09 PM

Wow! such colours great capture Lillian click GrinGrinGrinWink

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 1:11 PM

He is so stunningly handsome that the girls won't be able to resist him! Lovely portrait.

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 12 Apr 2011 - 1:13 PM
gingerdelight
12 Apr 2011 - 1:12 PM

Two superb images Lillian - the detail and colour in V1 is beyond belief! Well captured!
Carol

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 1:13 PM

Great shots ... I am suddenly seeing these birds everywhere.... ?????
Havent got a good shot yet Sad

Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 1:26 PM

Two great shots V1 shows him in all his splendour

Brian............................................................

JackieB
JackieB  4 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 1:26 PM

V1 for me today Lillian, the detail and vibrant colours in the plumage are spot on.......brilliant.

Jackie

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 1:33 PM

Excellent colours and details Lillian, well captured.
Regards Richard

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 1:36 PM

You can't get much better than this, Lillian! Carol

saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 1:40 PM

Beautiful and lovely set of images,V1 is my favorite,
saeid

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 1:48 PM

They should be coming by to visit this stunning fellow-- Both images--grand!

JEnnnn

Adrian_Reynolds
12 Apr 2011 - 1:50 PM

These are stunners Lillian, excellent captures both,
Adrian

achieverswales
12 Apr 2011 - 1:55 PM

Beautiful Lillian, V2 for me today, keep them comming.

Regards

Trev.

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 2:02 PM

Both superb shots Lillian, V1 for me,
Geoff.

Imagephotographics

Two wonderful captures Lillian

Chris

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64368 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 2:28 PM

Beautifully coloured plumage, but the water's a bit muddy. Ah, V2, now I see why. Smile
Chris

jackitec
jackitec  6 Spain
12 Apr 2011 - 2:36 PM

Lovely shots Lillian, super colours,

Jack.

Last Modified By jackitec at 12 Apr 2011 - 2:47 PM
PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 2:41 PM

Lovely capture of this beautiful bird, Patti

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 2:50 PM

Two lovely shots Lillian - V2 made me smile.Smile The mandarin on my river bank seems to have disappeared - hope he is OK.
Joan.

Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42310 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
12 Apr 2011 - 2:53 PM

V1 for me today Lillian - he really is a handsome chappie! Beautiful detail and colours. Louise

baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 3:05 PM

Lovely colours and details Lillian, V2 tickled me, all in a row and heading in the same direction!
Barbara

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 3:12 PM

These are such lovely birds, beautifully captured shots Lillian.........Sandy

tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 3:31 PM

Beautiful with #1 and love #2 - "No, no, I don't want either of you!"

See on Saturday then Lillian - 10.30am in the car park

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 4:09 PM

I am always fascinated by the plumage on the Mandarins Lillian. Are'nt they just the most handsome birds?? Great shots. V1 for me I think.
Ron

darrensmithgbr
12 Apr 2011 - 4:10 PM

great capture, full of detail

stokesy
stokesy  3 Scotland
12 Apr 2011 - 4:55 PM

thats just the business, super, ronnie

TonyWatson
12 Apr 2011 - 4:56 PM

Кровавый чудесное

Regards
Doc

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 5:24 PM

Hello Doc...
you on your pills again?Tongue

Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
12 Apr 2011 - 5:30 PM

Hi Lillian top notch gray.

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 5:33 PM

Just have to admire these wonderful creatures Lillian, and of course, take great pic's like these.

John Smile

Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 5:59 PM

Really wonderful shot Lillian !!!
Alvar

twelvemegs
12 Apr 2011 - 6:23 PM

V1, What a beauty, excellent capture Lillian.

David

VidB
VidB  5 United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 7:29 PM

Two nicely presented and colourful images, well done
Dave

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 7:32 PM

Two super captures, Lillian, but has to be V1 for me - what beautiful plumage he has, and this shows it off to its best Smile

OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2011 - 8:10 PM

Cracking captures Lillian and love the pose in V1, very well timmed capture.
Shaun

BarbAnna
BarbAnna  4 England
12 Apr 2011 - 8:24 PM

Two lovely shots here Lillian. Hoping to make it to Arundel too on Saturday Smile

acousticmist
12 Apr 2011 - 8:31 PM

These are two stunning shots Lillian of some very pretty Mandarins. Great detail too................Martin

Ruthannette
Ruthannette e2 Member 7Ruthannette vcard England
12 Apr 2011 - 9:13 PM

I love V1 but V2 made me smile, look like they are moving pretty fast... Hope all is well Lillian.

Ruth

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
12 Apr 2011 - 9:40 PM

2 beautiful captures Lillian. Such beautifully coloured ducks. My vote tonight has to be for V2, just a little bit different from the usual mandarin shot. Moira

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 9:46 PM

Two brilliant shots Lillian.Well done..Lin

Peagreen
Peagreen  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 9:47 PM

Two superb images, Lillian. The colours in V1 are fantastic. Tell he's after the ladies, his orange sails are upWink Love both and both so well captured, but V1 for my choice.
Take care
Pauline

pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2011 - 10:25 PM

Superb captures Lillian, certainly beautiful ducks.. Peter

Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 11:01 PM

Two super images Lillian, so clear and sharp.
Colin

EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 11:07 PM

Two cracking shots, so full of lovely detail and colours. Looks a dangerous business being the only female around!!

Ann

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 11:29 PM

Well detailed and coloured shots Lillian.
I would like to join you on Saturday,but got back home late from the pub last night.
My wife has grounded me for a month with no pocket money !!
Mick.

rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 11:37 PM

Wonderful detail & colour.
Rob.

RajaSidambaram
13 Apr 2011 - 9:31 AM

The sight of two male mandarins at the less colorful female mandarin is so well recorded in V2. I would like to brand it as an "Eye catching picture" - Raja.

PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2011 - 7:33 PM

Wonderful capture of a mandarin. Brilliant detail. A cracker Lillian. paul

jujupops
jujupops  4 England
13 Apr 2011 - 8:23 PM

Superb images Lillian......V2 really made me smile as she certainly looks like she is giving them a run for their money! Wink
Julie

LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2011 - 10:30 PM

'Two marvelous Mandarin Duck images'>...LEx Wink

Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2011 - 2:49 AM

Beautifully detailed shots,

Aidan,,

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2011 - 5:12 PM

V1 is fantastic, such fabulous detail and colours in his plumage

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