Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Wood Duck

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I think the Wood Duck is one of the prettiest ducks. Their colors almost seem to be painted on them. This duck was seen at the National Zoo in DC during my last visit there.






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43 comments:

  1. yes, wood ducks are quite beautiful and your photos show their artful beauty!

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  2. Exactly like the three duck sculptures my mother had hanging on her hallway wall, when I was a child.
    Sydney - City and Suburbs

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  3. I agree ... the coloring of Wood Ducks is extraordinary! Lovely photos as always ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  4. Truly a beauty! And greatly captured!

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  5. Oh, he's so beautiful. I've photographed wood ducks but I've never gotten shots as good as yours.

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  6. Great photo of the wood duck. Nice pictures.

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  7. They are gorgeous ducks! Lovely photos.

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  8. What a lovely series of WW shots. The duck is beautiful. Thanks for sharing E.

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  9. wonderful shots of a gorgeous bird.

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  10. It's very pretty Eileen.

    Reminds of my lantern when I was young. I was so proud of it... but I don't remember what happened to it.

    Thanks for sharing :)

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  11. Love these shots!
    That duck has one amazing colourful plumage!

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  12. Oh yes ducks are very beautiful and very interesting to watch. I only see wooden ducks in crafts store as wood carvings and I never thought that there are really wood ducks. Thanks for sharing Eileen.

    AL

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  13. It's a fancy little thing! The tufts on its head are great.

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  14. Gorgeous shots! :)
    Have a great day

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  15. I especially like the last shot with his tucked in eye. The red eye is so striking. Wood Ducks live in the slough and creek by out property, but they are shy. Usually we have a chance to say "Look there's a..." and they're gone. lol

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  16. Nice capture, have you been waiting there for long time to get these shots?

    Beautiful header display too.

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    All Little Things I Like

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  17. your right, this bird is a real beauty. Among all birds I would say. Have not seen it....but who knows, maybe I will.

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  18. wood duck have to find out if it has a Swedish name or not, really beautiful in colors.
    MB

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  19. You're absolutely right, the colors really do look painted on - I've always thought that! Great shots, Eileen!

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  20. Nice shot, Eileen. I hope to see a wood duck myself one day. No luck yet...but hey! There's always next year. :)

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  21. wow....i agree..wood ducks are so lovely with all the colors that seem to be painted on their feathers...although i haven't seen one in real life

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  22. It's a beautiful bird! I've never heard of wood ducks and I don't know if we have the species in Sweden.

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  23. Very beautiful duck, indeed! Have a wonderful week and holiday, Eileen :)

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  24. what a cute duck, we could not find it here...in Thailand.

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  25. Nice shot, I like this picture of ducks.
    Thanks for the visit as well.

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  26. I love your duck picture, yes I agree it's pretty.

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  27. I agree, woodies are spectacular little ducks. Photographing them in the wild can be quite a challenge. You did a great job on these close-ups, really shows off their colors.

    I enjoyed your snow geese photos as well. It is simply amazing when the snow geese take to the air in unison and you captured it well.

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  28. These are beautiful photos! I love bird photography. These wood ducks are so pretty! Happy Thanksgiving. Kathy

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  29. What beautiful colors. Your photos are wonderful. Have a great Outdoor Wednesday and enjoy Thanksgiving Day.

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  30. Beautiful photos, and these ducks are so colorful.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  31. Beautiful photos, aren't ducks wonderful? I love photographing wildlife. Thank you for visiting my blog, and for leaving a sweet comment. Hugs, Cindy S.

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  32. He is beautiful. You captured his varied colors well.

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  33. Beautiful!!

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday too!

    Blessing to you,
    Kay Ellen

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  34. Lovely photos of a very nice bird!
    Thank you for a nice comment on my photo.

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  35. Nice shots! And I like your blogs :o)

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  36. The beautiful Wood Duck. I have several that visit my pond in the early summer and then they are gone. They stay only a day or two. Poof!! MB

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  37. I agree - the wood ducks are beautiful. And the open ponds at the zoo are so nice, because you can get a good look at them.

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  38. Great photos of a very beautiful bird.

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  39. Beautiful colours on the duck.

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  40. Great shots of the Wood Duck Eileen. He's got his eye on you all the time doesn't he?

    I love Wood Ducks and their story is a great conservation come back story. My favorite thing about them is that they nest high up in trees and when the chicks hatch and take their first leap into life, it can be a 50 foot leap!

    I thought your readers might want to see the coolest Wood Duck video I've ever seen (National Geographic) of the baby chicks taking that leap here.

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Hello, Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is my blog about the birds I see, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. They might not always be the best of photos because I like to keep photos as a record of where and when I see them.
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