Saturday, April 4, 2009

Camera Critters #52

Camera Critters by Misty Dawn, go here to see who's participating. This post is a special week for my friend Misty as Camera Critters reaches one year. Way to go Misty as you reach one year. Thank you for your perseverance.

Yesterday I was following a female Mallard Duck as she moved along Fishcreek stream. This was a little further up the stream as I followed some other ducks. Shadows and reflections in this shot.
The male decided to head up on shore to get far from me.
He stopped on the grass and gave me a special pose. It almost looks like a stuffed animal or statue.

As I moved along some other ducks caught my attention. Wait, these are not Mallard Ducks, are they. No Mallard has a gray head with a white stripe.

Okay, i had to look it up and for certain it is a Blue Wing Teal. Since this is a new duck to me I thought it was very appropriate for one year of Camera Critters.


Way to go Misty, may you have another great year after your Meme's birthday celebration.

31 comments:

Luke Wiley said...

That mallard is brilliant

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Great mallard shots Tom. The Teal is very distinctive with those white markings on a grey head. An easy one to remember.

Willard said...

Great posts on the Mallards and The Teal, Tom.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Tom, Gorgeous pictures of the Mallards. I especially like the male since he is so colorful. He really posed nicely for you, didn't he???

Have a great day.
Betsy

imac said...

Ive got the orange sauce.lol.

Great post Tom, Duck Delight.

i beati said...

I'm going up to the pond to look for some in a few minutes Sandy

jenn said...

Such pretty ducks!

david mcmahon said...

Great colours on the plumage.

Tammy said...

Beautiful ducks!

Babooshka said...

Mr and Mrs Mallard out for a walk. The male colouring is so gorgeous.I ave always like that intense green.

Martha said...

I like ducks, and I DON'T like snakes either, so I was glad I could get the picture by just opening the car door!!!! I don't like to miss an opportunity, but you just never know about snakes!

Oskar said...

That's a very shiny green head that duck has!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great shot of that male Mallard,as well as the others.
Blessings,Ruth

Salty said...

Nice work on the Mallards Tom and congrats on the Teal! For some reason I have never encountered teal migrating through my area.

Villas Girl said...

Hi Fishing Guy! That is a great Mallard shot. I love the reflection.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Way to go, FG! Congrats on finding a new duck. I know that would make me feel pretty good to find a different type.

Arlene said...

I admire the male one -- his green head is very attractive though both are beautiful. We don't have ponds nearby so i seldom see docks in my area. :)

Happy Sunday!

George said...

Congratulations on capturing your new bird, the Blue Wing Teal. But I especially like your first and third photos. They may be the more common Mallards, but each is a wonderful photo.

Denise said...

Wonderful photos, I absolutely adore ducks. You've captured these beautifully.

Tom said...

Tom, that is a great shot of blue wings- I haven't gotten that close to them, ever.

Tom

J said...

Yummy, ducks! ;) I loved the first photo espcially.

Abe Lincoln said...

Nice shot. Really neat closeup.

Sharon said...

It's so relaxing to go somewhere to watch the wildlife. You must have had a fun time following these ducks with your camera...trying to get the perfect shot. Well, you got quite a few good shots & I'm sure you had a great time doing it!

Bruce said...

Hi Fishing Guy: In answer to your question, I could probably sneak myself into the car's cockpit & catch a ride if I wanted to, but I think I might toss my cookies cuz it will go so fast! Nice duck pictures...you know I like ducks cuz they're very fun to chase:)

Kendris said...

I love the shots of the mallard! He looks great and he obviously knows it!

Sue said...

Great pictures! I love the upclose shots! Good job getting such great shots of the ducks. I would love to see one of those Blue Wing Teal ones too.

Dianne said...

the green color is so amazing
I love ducks, they have so much personality

susieofarabia said...

Boy, you got some really great mallard photos there, Tom! Those green heads are smashing.

Happily Retired Gal said...

Nifty duck series in this post and the previous one too. I shared KOI this week at Happily Retired Gal ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Rose said...

I don't know my water birds at all--I have never seen the Blue wing Teal...

Misty Dawn said...

I LOVE the reflection in that first shot, and that third shot is amazing! Great work, my friend!