Saturday, March 7, 2015

Coming in for a Landing

Female mallard landing - wings back

Watching  mallards land can be an  interesting study in aerodynamics!

Female mallard landing - wings back

I am linking to Saturday Critters HERE.

45 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Fantastic! Love these photos of your landing duck.

Andy said...

Awesome!!!

A Quiet Corner said...

Such crystal clear photos...awesome!!...:)JP

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Wow! Stunning pictures!
Wish I could do that, too :))
Love the second one, showing all
his colours :)
Have a beautiful weekend
【ツ】Knipsa

Malyss said...

Very colorful on the snow ! What great movement pictures !

Gill - That British Woman said...

what super captures with the movement, well done

Margaret Adamson said...

Great observation images of the Mallard landing. Have a lovely weekend.

Kate said...

Beautiful shots of those talented birds (by a talented photographer!)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

It is interesting to see a landing with the wings back or forwards. Great captures Tina.

eileeninmd said...

Great movement captures. The Mallard's wings look pretty..Thank you for linking up and sharing your post.. Have a happy weekend!

Kerri Farley said...

Beautiful flight captures!
Wings are Beautiful things.

The Furry Gnome said...

Great pix!

Shammickite said...

There's probably not a lot of clear water to land on after so many bitterly cold days and nights.

Pamela Gordon said...

So beautiful to see!

Aimeecakes said...

What incredible action shots! Fab!

William Kendall said...

Great action shots!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh nice work EG, looks like it's coming in for such a dainty landing :)

TexWisGirl said...

nice shots!

Sandra said...

super shots! i love their wings spread and those sweet landing gear

Birdman said...

I agree. Graceful.

Kathy said...

Great details on the feathers!

VP said...

Two perfect shots: you have literally frozen them!

Sylvia K said...

I love the detail of their feathers too, and as always, your captures are superb!! Wish I could take lessons from you!! Have a beautiful weekend and stay warm -- oh, camera in hand, of course!!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Landing gear down, flaps back...pull up, PULL UP!!

Linda W. said...

Great duck action shots!

George said...

I don't know about the aerodynamics, the photos are superb.

Barb said...

Great action shots! I like the shadow, too.

Breathtaking said...

Coming down for a graceful landing.Super shots,and the second capture showing the blue feathers and also the shadow on the snow is superb.

RedPat said...

It is magical that they can fly in the first place and landing seems more so! Love these shots, EG!

carolann said...

Oh awesome landing.

Kay said...

Such nice shots! I love to see wings in motion.

CountryMum said...

Stunning photos!!

cieldequimper said...

Fantastic!

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Great shots!

Rose said...

They are beautiful...

Jacquelineand.... said...

Oh my goodness Tina, these are amazing action shots... love them!

Ruth Hiebert said...

If that bird is landing on the snow,that must make it even more difficult.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love how they land. So does that momma teach them or what??

Debbie said...

WoW....gorgeous captures and perfect timing!!

Marie said...

Wow! Fabulous shots!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Nicely done! They are beautiful!!!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Fantastic shots, EGCG!
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Gunilla Bäck said...

Awesome captures of the landing ducks.

edenhills said...

Great captures! I miss that action with my domestic ducks.

kelley jensen said...

amazing shots. I'm not a photographer so I really admire the skill it takes to get shots like these and the wings aren't blurred.

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