Monday, March 7, 2011

Fake decoys

Sometimes these ducks look so perfect they don't look real.

29 comments:

Sharon said...

I know, they are so clean though, dead giveaway that they are real. LOL! I remember my Dad's decoys and I always figured that ducks must be half blind.

LB @ BulletsandBiscuits said...

I've always loved mallards...they swim so regal like

Leovi said...

That preciousness of warm tones and great reflections in the water with these beautiful ducks. Greetings.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful birds.I like the turtle hiding in the background on the shore.I could only see this when I enlarged the picture.
Blessings,Ruth

Bob Bushell said...

Ah, but they do!

Inger-M said...

I love their bright green heads and the yellow beaks, they look stunning! I have to admit I didn't see the female in the back until I enlarged the photo; that's how anonymous she is, but she's also beautiful in her soft brown colors. I also love the turtle in the back. To me, that is so exotic!

AJ said...

Beautiful shot...love the reflections of the ducks in the water!

EG Wow said...

I think the same thing about mallards. :)

Sandra said...

they are so brilliant they do look like painted decoys. beautiful ducks.

Snapper II said...

I love these decoys. I could use them in the swamp area where I shoot most of my photos. I've been trying to get some shots of the wood ducks, the Malard decoys would help. But they are very expensive. Ruth has a good eye seeing the turtle on the right side I had to go back and look.

Clint said...

How long do these duckies stay when they come a'callin'? Do they just sit around on the water and rest or do they get after the bugs and such? Do they do any honkin'?

Angela said...

They are so perfect looking that they do look like fake decoys! Great picture!

Have a Great Day!
Angela

Louise said...

That's a very tranquil sight. I'm glad that Ruth pointed out the turtle, because I would have missed it otherwise. Mallards are so beautiful and stately.

I was at the feed store today and I asked about chicken scratch. It's funny, but pricing is just the opposite here, the scratch is more expensive than the cracked corn.

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

There colors are so vibrant -- just beautiful!

Millie said...

They are perfect!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I couldn't help but think it may look calm on the surface but I'll be they are paddling like crazy under the surface...Or is that me that looks calm but isn't? ;-))

I hope your week is off to a good start!!

Farmchick said...

They really are perfect looking! Love those green heads.

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

Every once in a while I'll find a patch of water nearby that doesn't have a Canada goose in it and there'll be a mallard quacking away. Love the refection!

dogsmom said...

I was enjoying the green and gold beauty, and I did notice the female, but when I read the turtle comment I had to look closer. Even though he is huge he blends in well.

I am looking forward to some nature time in coming months.

Dar said...

Awwwwww, the beauty of Mallard.....just ducky, don't you think? Love the way their colors glow in the sunshine. Have a great week 'ducking' around your ranch.
BlessYourHeart

Rural Revival said...

Their colours are so bright, and I love the reflection in the water!

Deb said...

so vibrant....great photos...I finally got to take some duck photos today...

Trisha said...

They do look so fake :) That green is beautiful...so vibrant!

Rose said...

It took me a minute to get the play on words!!!

Randy said...

Their putting on their best look in case there are any chicks around.

barbara l. hale said...

Loving their reflections...especially those bright yellow beaks.

Allison said...

Hey, your new format is so pretty! I love the green accents... just like you - nature through and through!

Alica said...

We often have to do a "double take" to see if the birds we see are real or decoys!
You have such beautiful pictures on your blog...unfortunately with my dial up connection, it takes a while to load and I can't see them all from home!! I still enjoy them when I can! Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

Joe said...

They do look like decoys. Each has almost the exact same pose.

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