Friday, February 25, 2011

Mallards on Ice/ Camera Critters

Male mallard duck coming in for a landing

Look out! Here he comes!

Female coming in

She's coming in for a softer landing.

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44 comments:

VP said...

You got them perfectly during the final 'approach'!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Great timing in both images - love the 2nd one with the reflection in the snow.

MacDougal Street Baby said...

These are amazing!!!

Mama Zen said...

Great captures!

Birdman said...

I like these. A real Quack!

Lois Evensen said...

Fabulous! Great action and detail!

texwisgirl said...

Nice job! Beauties in the cold!

RedPat said...

Super shots! Love them both.

Coy said...

Lovely action shots! The mallards look great with the snowy background.

Farmchick said...

Love that shot of the female.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I am in awe at the beauty of these shots.Love that shadow of the female.
Blessings,Ruth

Inger-M said...

Gorgeous bird action shots!

VioletSky said...

love the shot of the female - not the most elegant of landings, is it?!

Kathy said...

Wow! I especially love the second photo. It almost looks like a painting. Good job!

Janie said...

Great action shots! The mallards are beautiful birds.

Mark said...

Great shots, you capture the landing perfectly.

H A R R Y G O A Z said...

These images are ASTOUNDING!!! Thank you for sharing.

Have a super weekend.

Harry

Randy said...

Amazing shots! I love the colors.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

As usual the guy does it the hard way and the lady does it the easy graceful way.

Incredible photos to get them at that last wingflap before landing.

Jack said...

Perfect, EG. Even after studying these pix, I don't think I am ready for my solo flight.

Kate said...

Great pics of some splendid looking birds in flight. The colours on all the birds are jewel-like! The bills, the feathers, and the feet are all fantastic...only in nature!!

stardust said...

You captured the moment of landing. Superb shots!

Ann said...

These are spot on, how long were you hiding in the freezing cold?

Small City Scenes said...

Super! Super!! Super!!!I am having visuals of slipping and sliding too. Too funny.
Nice shots. MB

Cezar and Léia said...

Wow, so much motion, impressive captures!
God bless you!
Cezar

eileeninmd said...

Wow, these are awesome captures of the ducks. I just love both shots of the incoming ducks and their pretty colors.

jams o donnell said...

Excellent photos. love the landing shot

Judy said...

Awesome shots! I love the bottom one, you captured it perfectly.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Super shots! These kind of photos are not easy to get. Everything looks so crisp and clean, too! In fact, I'd say the photos are just ducky! :-)

ladyfi said...

Fabulous shots!

George said...

I really like that first photo. It's both beautiful and dramatic.

Malyss said...

You succeeded very well to catch the right moment!
And your reflections of yesterday are amazing! a boat on a boat, i love this idea and the way you showed it! great! Have a nice week-end!

Rose said...

Great capture!

BJ Roan said...

Wonderful shots! I love the action.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Great shots and I love the way you captured the shadows.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

Camera Critter Post at my page. Have a nice weekend!

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, yes, the female looks like she's floating down, the male looks like he's attacking the ground. Fabulous shots of both!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

nprimopiano said...

The second photo is awesome!!!!

Francisca said...

Oooh for the first, aaah for the second. Great mallard shots.

imaginationlane said...

How awesome to have caught them in their landing mode...great shots!!

Lynette

Dave Ingram said...

Great image - I love how you've frozen the moment and captured really crisp details in the feathers.

Dave

Charlene: the Polarblogger said...

Amazing captures! Such perfect timing is worth-waiting for.

Viola said...

W
O
W

Absolute fantastic pictures!! =)

Marie said...

Those are just amazing photos! I love watching the ducks at our local pond :-)

Marie
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