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Another shot of my riverside mandarin; I just think his colours are so striking. Thanks to everyone for c/c on Fly Away Peter, really do appreciate the help and advice. Attempting to upload a V2 showing this little fella in agressive mood to make sure he gets his share of the food on offer. Hope it appears! Little late today but it's been a busy one. Going to relax when I get through the next few minutes. J.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: andylea, luckybry, Badgerfred and 30 more

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7 10 10 England
7 Feb 2011 7:58PM
The lens is 55-250 - the 0 is playing up.

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andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 8:04PM
two beautys joan wonderful colours and detail nice ones Wink
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
7 Feb 2011 8:23PM
Beautiful set of image,well done,
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
7 Feb 2011 8:34PM
Can never quite believe any Duck looks like this, but aren't they just so amazing and beautiful? Two very nicely captured images.

Alvar 9 23 2 France
7 Feb 2011 8:45PM
All beautiful in detail and colour Joan
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
7 Feb 2011 9:10PM
Another view of these amazing colors!
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 10:06PM
Lovely detail and colour. Shame you missed the tip of the beak in V2 but you captured the mood beautifully.
tigertimb 8 40 66 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 11:28PM
The most beautiful of ducks in my opinion and love all the colours and patterns you've captured
Peagreen 6 1 1 England
7 Feb 2011 11:29PM
Amazing, Joan !! Fantastic colour and detail in both but really love V2. Two beautifully captured images!
take care, Pauline
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
7 Feb 2011 11:59PM
Two lovely images,great colour and detail.
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
8 Feb 2011 12:26AM
Really is a colourful chap, a nice pair of images. - gary
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
8 Feb 2011 6:43AM
Two superb images, Joan, excellent colour and detail, well captured. Carol
Ray42 8 3 England
8 Feb 2011 8:38AM
Certainly a beautiful looking duck
fudgy 6 48 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2011 8:57AM
I love v2 SmileSmile

fabulous shots and so clear and detailed .
madbilly 7 1 4 England
8 Feb 2011 10:04AM
Lovely colour and detail Joan well done. Perhaps a side on shot may have shown them off to better detail and a shame about that little bit of beak missing on V2 but ya gotta work with what you have don't you.


8 Feb 2011 11:50AM
two great images Joan, such stunning, vivid colours, V1 for me.
Anjantoo 8 7 1 England
8 Feb 2011 12:19PM
Two stunning images, I love V2 (even with tiny bit of beak missing, well that's mother nature for you! not always perfect but still beautiful)
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
8 Feb 2011 3:04PM
Equally as stunning as your recent one Joan.
8 Feb 2011 3:15PM
A beautiful bird ... never seen them agressive before
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
8 Feb 2011 7:27PM
Great shot. These do have just about the most amazing plumage colours ever.
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
9 Feb 2011 5:43AM
fab colors and detail
9 Feb 2011 7:09AM
10 Feb 2011 7:11AM
Two cracking shots, Joan, they have wonderful colouring which you have captured so well, pleased to be the 30th.

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