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two of a kind

By pluckyfilly
Still at Bushy where all my images posted recently have come from, pretty amazing really when all I went for is the deer, this couple of Mandarin ducks were partnering up and I got a few shots. Thanks to all for comments on yesterdays edited squirrel, the study was cloning around the tail of which I felt worked quite well and thanks to Andy201 member for pointing out the fact I had cloned that blessed leaf in. I wasnt in the least considering the fact there was little room to the left of the image, that was not the objective - the image was taken quickly as he was moving toward me but the cloning was the all important thing as far as I am concerned. Hope you all have a good day its looking a little brighter this end.

Tags: Wildlife and nature Bushy

Voters: imander, Shroomer, jdenman and 49 more

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Shroomer 11 14 167 England
3 Nov 2008 10:58AM
Superb to get Mr and Mrs together Ann, wonderful Ducks, for colour
Great capture

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jdenman Plus
9 18 5 Spain
3 Nov 2008 11:00AM
What a beautiful pair they make, a super image.
Newtman Plus
11 2 5
3 Nov 2008 11:01AM
Nice picture of the pair together. Mandarins are reputed to mate for life, and are a sign of marital fidelity in their home range in eastern Asia.
Mynett Plus
9 142 6 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2008 11:07AM
oh thats love.....
very nice detail
Very nice.
DRicherby Plus
9 269 725 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2008 11:18AM
If you'd waited much longer before taking the photo, this would've needed an `adult' tag. Wink
3 Nov 2008 11:27AM

Quote:What a beautiful pair they make, a super image.

Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
3 Nov 2008 11:36AM
These really are beautiful birds Ann. The detail in their plumage looks almost as if it has been sprayed or painted on. Lovely capture.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
3 Nov 2008 11:56AM
Two beauties, Ann, well captured. Carol
3 Nov 2008 12:00PM
They are going to have some lovely babies.......
Fantastic capture Ann.
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
3 Nov 2008 12:25PM
impressive details !
an excellent capture...
their heads & necks are drawing the bottom of a heart Smile
cjl47 Plus
10 4 3 England
3 Nov 2008 12:40PM
Superb detail Ann. Can this be the one who was talking of giving up.
arhb Plus
10 3.3k 68 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2008 12:45PM
Great shot - lovely couple.
AlanBW Plus
11 20 England
3 Nov 2008 12:56PM
What a colourful pair - a very appealing capture
Herge88 Plus
10 40 4 England
3 Nov 2008 1:20PM
Superb pin sharp detail here.

Best Matt
3 Nov 2008 1:21PM
Pin sharp lovely image
3 Nov 2008 1:23PM
Stunning detail....
andy210966 Plus
10 4 119 Wales
3 Nov 2008 1:45PM
Lovely detail in this this Ann. Super sharp.

janet Plus
15 27 England
3 Nov 2008 1:50PM
Superb capture!

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2008 2:00PM
Lovely rich colouring on both birds. I like them captured partly overlapping.
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2008 3:01PM
Superb clarity, beautiful colours.
Gezina Plus
11 3 6 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2008 3:29PM
Great shot Ann I like the droplets on their chests, nice one Ina
3 Nov 2008 4:51PM
Excellent capture.
Love the Mandarin duckSmile,awsome details and lovely colours.
goso Plus
11 2 1 Australia
3 Nov 2008 5:00PM
A ripper Ann - nice job........Bill
3 Nov 2008 5:03PM
Stunning capture Ann, lovely detail too. Shaun
3 Nov 2008 5:14PM
Good shot Ann and good detail too.
Stace Plus
9 2 2 England
3 Nov 2008 5:27PM
Great capture, crystal clear

Super shot, with exceptional detail, well done.
3 Nov 2008 7:33PM
A superb shot - well timed, lovely detail and colour of the bird captured well too.
lonely_oryx Plus
10 61 55 England
3 Nov 2008 7:43PM
Very well caught and composed. If you want to try out a bit more cloning then remove the bright leaf above the female's head and perhaps some of the other lighter leaves. It is something that I would do if it were mine
ugly Plus
9 9 57 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2008 8:34PM
Great little shot...

3 Nov 2008 8:58PM
Great shot and fantastic detail-Love it
This is so beautiful and kind of romantic Smile i didnt know that they mate for life. Itīs a beautiful photo.
3 Nov 2008 9:33PM
Super capture!
phil99 Plus
11 45 6 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2008 9:49PM
Super detail and good to get a pair together....Phil
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
3 Nov 2008 10:43PM
A fine pair of lovely little ducks you've captured here, such splendid detail and colours
tigertimb Plus
10 40 66 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 8:20AM
Great shot and lovely to see the pair of them together with the female also showing a nice bit of colour
4 Nov 2008 6:04PM
Lovely image.
Very well done.
Beautiful image
FeatherFriend Plus
10 38 217 England
6 Nov 2008 9:33AM
Lovely detail here Ann.

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