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Just to be different!!

By SteveMoulding    
Just a quick upload this morning, loads of work to get through and then maybe I will have time to get out with the camera if i'm lucky. I will of course catch up with you all later.
These are not quality images but the colour variation of the mother and chick I hadn't seen before and thought worth showing. She had a brood of ten and three were this colouring and the others normal Mallard colouring. I guess the father might be a duck other than a Mallard. Who knows?
Anyway I hope you like them, the ducks not the pic's.
Thanks for all the C&C's on my Mandarin, very much appreciated and to Nishad for his GEA, a lovely surprise.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend and the glorious sunshine, off to work now.

Tags: Duck Mallard Wildfowl Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Wwt arundel

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franken Plus
14 4.2k 4 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2010 10:24AM
Lovely images, especially ver 1.


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8 10 10 England
18 Apr 2010 10:43AM
Two good images but V1 has the awwww advantage.
18 Apr 2010 10:58AM
Very cute, sharp and great detail too
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
18 Apr 2010 11:50AM
These are lovely but of course, it just has to be V1 with the Aww! factor working full time.

colmar 10 42 35 Scotland
18 Apr 2010 11:58AM
Two grand images and indeed grand to see Mum Mallard with that colouring but as has been said above the awww factor takes the day for v1 Colin
18 Apr 2010 12:18PM
Two lovely shots Steve - love V1

18 Apr 2010 12:39PM
Two good images, Steve.
Regards, Evgenya
norton 13 6 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2010 12:59PM
Cute shot Steve the detail and clarity are superb,well captured.............Nice shot of mum too!

18 Apr 2010 1:24PM
You get excellent definition in your shots, Stephen, this shows excellent focusing again, two fine captures,
PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2010 3:18PM
2 lovely images
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
18 Apr 2010 3:25PM
Two lovely captures Steve, V1 for me.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2010 4:38PM
Two lovely images, especially V1 which definitely has the cuteness factor!
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
18 Apr 2010 4:52PM
V1 is a winner !

harrattp 10 11 4 England
18 Apr 2010 5:04PM
You have to have a vote for the cute factor alone Steve. The chick is a real cutie, cropped a bit too tight maybe, but super detail on the feathers. V2 is not too bad either.

18 Apr 2010 5:05PM
Got to be V1 for me such a cutie.
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2010 5:20PM
two crackers steve got to be v1 for me today nice one Wink
fentiger 16 916 23 England
18 Apr 2010 5:29PM
Fine detailed captures.

18 Apr 2010 5:40PM
Wonderful image on V1 Steve,deffinately the Awwwwwwww factor,the detail is excellent and so is the detail and colours on V2 !! Two very well detailed captures...
Maiwand 10 3 72 England
18 Apr 2010 6:49PM
Superbly exposed and detailed Steve. Two cracking good shots.
maryg 8 66 18 Scotland
18 Apr 2010 7:58PM
Both so different , each so detailed and colourful
OAKEY 9 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2010 8:00PM
Fab detailed images Steve, love the duckling and the low pov, very nice indeed.
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2010 8:16PM
Soooooo cute Steve,not you the duckling!! thanks for sharing.
redshank 8 1 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2010 8:26PM
Two beautiful images Steve.
Wow. Lovely images.
hary60 8 2 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2010 8:43PM
Two super shots Steve
18 Apr 2010 8:52PM
great set
Techno Plus
8 2.2k 8 England
18 Apr 2010 9:22PM
Two excellent captures.
Roly 10 Wales
18 Apr 2010 9:49PM
V1 is a belter Steve.
goso 10 2 1 Australia
18 Apr 2010 10:28PM
Good detail in both Steve - vers.1 has the "awww" factor...Bill
Suehh 10 39 6 England
18 Apr 2010 10:54PM
V1 is lovely.

Aaaaaaaaww...saw quite a few of these 'special' ducklings at Arundel a couple of weeks ago but it was Mum who was the hybrid with a white belly. Unlike you, I didn't really get any great shots. Well done!!
Ray42 9 3 England
19 Apr 2010 8:06AM
Two cracking shots but v1 with the low pov is the winner
morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2010 10:35AM
Two superb images, especially V1, which has the ultra AWWW factor Smile

pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2010 11:44AM
I have only just found your PF dont know how I missed you previously as likewise I take shots of wildlife, thanks for your visit today, my only critique is in the duckling I would tone down that bottom beak its a little over exposed but otherwise 2 very good shots
19 Apr 2010 12:02PM
two well captured images
19 Apr 2010 3:42PM
wow two great images love v1 spot on
19 Apr 2010 7:53PM
lovely set of captures.
19 Apr 2010 8:54PM
Two beautiful captures, v1 for me.
19 Apr 2010 10:20PM
Two super shots.
justin c 13 4.9k 36 England
19 Apr 2010 10:31PM
A cute subject but way, way to tight in the frame.
Large isn't always best and leaving some room for your subject to move into would pay dividends and dramatically improve the composition.
The low shooting angle works very well here.
20 Apr 2010 6:35AM
Like both of them. Beautiful work. Cheers Gordon.
20 Apr 2010 8:22PM
Lovely detailed shots, Steve; love v.1 Beautiful!
DRicherby 8 269 725 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2010 8:45PM
Lovely photos but it's not a mallard. Female mallards have mottled brown and tan feathers and purple wing flashes. No idea what sort of duck it is.

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