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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 9 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 8 18 5 Spain
3 Nov 2008 11:00AM
What a beautiful pair they make, a super image.
Newtman 10 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 7 142 6 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2008 11:07AM
oh thats love.....
very nice detail
3 Nov 2008 11:15AM
Very nice.
DRicherby 7 269 725 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
snappersue 7 11 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2008 11:27AM

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

Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 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
9 195 18 Greece
3 Nov 2008 11:56AM
Two beauties, Ann, well captured. Carol
DolphinLady 10 54 1 Wales
3 Nov 2008 12:00PM
They are going to have some lovely babies.......
Fantastic capture Ann.
3 Nov 2008 12:25PM
impressive details !
an excellent capture...
their heads & necks are drawing the bottom of a heart Smile
cjl47 8 4 3 England
3 Nov 2008 12:40PM
Superb detail Ann. Can this be the one who was talking of giving up.
arhb Plus
8 3.0k 68 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2008 12:45PM
Great shot - lovely couple.
AlanBW 10 20 England
3 Nov 2008 12:56PM
What a colourful pair - a very appealing capture
Herge88 9 40 4 England
3 Nov 2008 1:20PM
Superb pin sharp detail here.

Best Matt
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
3 Nov 2008 1:21PM
Pin sharp lovely image
hellsbells8868 7 151 2 Wales
3 Nov 2008 1:23PM
Stunning detail....
andy210966 8 4 119 Wales
3 Nov 2008 1:45PM
Lovely detail in this this Ann. Super sharp.

janet 13 27 England
3 Nov 2008 1:50PM
Superb capture!

helenlinda Plus
8 343 22 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2008 2:00PM
Lovely rich colouring on both birds. I like them captured partly overlapping.
3 Nov 2008 3:01PM
Superb clarity, beautiful colours.
Gezina 9 3 6 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2008 3:29PM
Great shot Ann I like the droplets on their chests, nice one Ina
RTDS 7 Cyprus
3 Nov 2008 4:51PM
Excellent capture.
Love the Mandarin duckSmile,awsome details and lovely colours.
goso 9 2 1 Australia
3 Nov 2008 5:00PM
A ripper Ann - nice job........Bill
OAKEY 8 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2008 5:03PM
Stunning capture Ann, lovely detail too. Shaun
Ray42 8 3 England
3 Nov 2008 5:14PM
Good shot Ann and good detail too.
Stace Plus
8 2 2 England
3 Nov 2008 5:27PM
Great capture, crystal clear

3 Nov 2008 6:00PM
Super shot, with exceptional detail, well done.
m3lem 10 England
3 Nov 2008 7:33PM
A superb shot - well timed, lovely detail and colour of the bird captured well too.
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 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
8 5 57 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2008 8:34PM
Great little shot...

videotec 7 8 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2008 8:58PM
Great shot and fantastic detail-Love it
sillygirl 7 9 Sweden
3 Nov 2008 9:26PM
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 9 45 6 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2008 9:49PM
Super detail and good to get a pair together....Phil
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
3 Nov 2008 10:43PM
A fine pair of lovely little ducks you've captured here, such splendid detail and colours
tigertimb 8 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
jove 7 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 6:04PM
Lovely image.
Very well done.
Beautiful image
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
6 Nov 2008 9:33AM
Lovely detail here Ann.

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