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Male shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) reflected in ice, Slimbridge WWT

By Skate
I took this shot one cold February day after watching some of the Slimbridge ducks walk around on a frozen lake. I followed a pair of shelduck for a while before this one began to touch his beak to the ice. I was sure from the symmetry created and the matching colour of his plumage with the reflected branches, that I would keep this shot - a decision I normally leave until I get home...

Tags: Ice Reflection Male Wwt Slimbridge Shelduck Wildlife and nature

Voters: luceombra, eviemay, Growmore and 23 more

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7 Dec 2011 1:09PM
A very colourful and beautiful capture here, and the added bonus of a perfect reflection. Gary

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saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
7 Dec 2011 2:22PM
Excellent and lovely capture with stunning reflection too,
rajasekar 9 2 India
7 Dec 2011 2:50PM
1+ Growmore!!

What a clear reflection? beautiful
Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
7 Dec 2011 4:09PM
Good composition.
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
7 Dec 2011 4:23PM
what a fine reflection

(thanks for the bird id Grin )
A well-composed image. Beautiful.
A fabulous image wll done.
7 Dec 2011 8:14PM
Well taken.
bzbee Plus
14 102 3 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2011 10:40AM
lovely, clear, saturated and vibrant image!!!
I particularly like the highlight in the eye.
Welcome to epz, Kate!!
Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2011 3:14PM
Spot on, very well done
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
4 Feb 2012 11:33AM
A fine shot and reflection, the colours you've captured are superb. Hope some of mine from yesterday on the ice are this good
12 Feb 2012 3:42PM
Great reflection

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