Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Looking behind / Watery Wednesday

A curious mallard turns his head to check what's behind him

Can you turn your head and stretch like that? Makes me wonder how many bones he has in his neck.

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44 comments:

B SQUARED said...

Haven't been able to do that in twenty years.

BJ Roan said...

I fear my neck would break. ;) Great shot!

Kathy said...

This photo could appear in a wildlife magazine. Great shot!

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful shot! Looks like it`s painted.
Wish you a great day:-)

judi said...

Nice shot, maybe he is checking out his fancy tail feathers!

Small City Scenes said...

He's telling the ma to hurry up--quack quack!!! MB

George said...

My neck hurts just looking at this picture. But it is a great shot and I like the reflection as well.

LD said...

This is such a great photo! Love the colors and the duck looks like one of those botanical drawings.

mactheweb said...

I like the treatment of the photo. Did you use Topaz Simplify?

Jarart said...

Hmmm...Duck Yoga?

Sheri said...

Great shot!

Jacob said...

This is just ducky! And he's a beauty!

Re your comment: You couldn't embarrass my neighbors no matter what you did!

ilanadavita said...

Gorgeous; it looks like a painting.

Hood Photo Blog said...

Adorable :) Have a good rest of the week!

Hood Photo Blog

Judy said...

I love the curl in his tail! Swans have 22 bones in their necks, but I don't know about ducks.

Riet said...

What a great shot. Beautiful.

Boom Nisanart said...

Wow, Amazing photo !!!
Look like a painting...love it

Nikki-ann said...

Nope, I can't turn my head like that... though my 7 month old niece has a good go at it when there's something she wants to see and it's behind her! Great shot :)

Marie said...

What a gorgeous capture my friend.

Lyndsey said...

Nice photo! I think they sleep with their heads turned like that too!

eileeninmd said...

Maybe he just wanted you to check out his good side. Great photo!

Greyscale Territory said...

A contortionist of Nature! I love how the duck seems to do this so nonchalently! Incredible shot!

Icy BC said...

What a beautiful duck, and gorgeous scenery!

J Bar said...

Good shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

eden said...

Lovely capture of the duck!

gigi said...

You also got a reflection in that photo. Great shot.

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
«Louis» sees that things are just ducky with you, too...
;-D

Tash said...

Darling pose. And the ducktails are there in full view with all the pretty colors.

Lorac said...

Look at his cute little curly tail. Nice shot EG!

Becky and Gary said...

I'm way too old to even think of twisting my head that way, but then again the wildlife must always be on the lookout for whatever, good or bad.
B.

Arija said...

Now that is a great dreake. I wonder if my duck was bathing to impress him?

SandyCarlson said...

Now that is one flexible fellow!

April said...

A tranquil scene and a beautiful photo!

Dharma Shots said...

Ha, it looks like he's waiting for someone else to come after him. Great shot!

Carolyn Ford said...

How beautiful this guy is...so stately! No, I wish I could turn my neck like that!

Rose said...

I only wish I could do half that turn...my neck is always stiff.

wncmountainliving said...

Great flexibility!

the wild raspberry said...

their colors are so vibrant.
very lovely.

Ebie said...

My neck is not flexible, hahaha! But you have captured a great photo and I love your narrative!

Luna Miranda said...

LOL he's checking if his girlfriend is running after him.:p

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

That's quite a stretch! :)

cat said...

Makes you wonder what he did see there behind him.
Fantastic capture!

JO said...

nice shot.

~ Jo's Precious Thoughts ~

Indrani said...

Great timing, lovely capture.

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