Friday, May 24, 2013

Gadwall Reflections

A subtle-colored duck showing off the colors of the pond.







116 comments:

Icy BC said...

They are just adorable looking, and the reflection is fantastic..

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa,
Wonderful contrast of colors of reflection with Gadwall (subtle-colored duck)♡♡♡ I'll try reflection someday, if I could p;)

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American photographer friend, xoxo Miyako*

Dianna said...

Wow - he's really camouflaged!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Definitely a subtly coloured focal point...but I must admit I was captured by that lively turtle in the background.

Kerri said...

Gorgeous!

Frank said...

Just a grey Duck in the distance but get up close and appreciate its delicate feather pattern. Lovely reflections. Have a great weekend Theresa.

Primitive Stars said...

Love the way you capture the sweet duck`s reflection, great pictures, Francine.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Such a variety of ducks! The turtle in the last shot is saying 'me, me, focus on me!'

Pam ;) said...

Lonely duck cursing Monet's pond.. nicely done T.

Donna said...

Lovely reflections! I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Lindos reflexos com belas cores.
seu rancho é encantador.

ag

Sandra said...

this time the pond is outshining the ducks... love the colors and the ripples and reflections.

Andee said...

Lovely duck.

Steve Gravano said...

Beautiful! The colors of the duck and the colors in the background echo each other.

Tanya Breese said...

he looks quite content!

Margie said...

Loving those lime green reflections. Nice contrast and makes the captures POP!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Tex Loved all the shots. They were nearly like an impressionistic paintings. Have a great weekend. Margaret

DJan said...

Nice quacker! I like the subtle colors. :-)

Paula Fraker said...

Love love love it! So peaceful... *sigh*

eileeninmd said...

Pretty shots of the gadwall and reflections.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

That duck could completely disappear into the wood!

parker said...

Rippling reflections from the pond. Nice take!

Muffy's Marks said...

looks like he has camouflage feathers!

Cranberry Morning said...

Love the reflections!

Molly The Wally said...

Love the ripples and reflections. Have a fabulous Friday Tex.
Best wishes Molly

Julia said...

I love how the reflection shows in the rippled water. Just another happy duck in the water posing for you. Nice.

Hugs,
JB

Sharon Wagner said...

He blends into those reflections. Very pretty.

Jan n Jer said...

Nice capture...Happy Memorial weekend to you n Hubs!

Judy said...

Pretty duck and pond :)

polkadotpeticoat said...

He looks like he's having a peaceful day! Heidi

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful picture series you show with reflections :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
The pond looks very clear and beautiful...
Hugs,
Mariette

georgettesullins said...

Swimmingly lovely and peaceful. Love the clear, clear greens in the reflections.

Une Angevine said...

j'aime beaucoup les couleurs qui se reflètent dans l'eau par rapport à l'oiseau

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

You did a lovely job capturing those reflections and colors of the pond--such a nice contrast with the duck. And the duck looks so peaceful and content.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!

edenhills said...

That looks like one happy bird floating around out there!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Like the reflections. Oh how

relaxing they look floating about.

Wish we could do that.

No care in the world.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

a gorgeous blend of subtle beauty...

Karen S. said...

Oh this is very nice, and just the kind of reflection my soul enjoys this morning!

barbara l. hale said...

Nice series of pics! Do you know what kind of duck he/she is? A beautiful subtle duck, to be sure.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Looks like a duck decoy out there. You're not messing with us are you?

Susan said...

cute little thing, looks like there are two with the reflection.

Brian King said...

Beautiful reflections!

Farm Girl said...

I love the reflections and the stillness and the peacefulness of it all. In the images I love that I can see the sound of silence.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What great reflections!

Linda said...

The duck is probably more colorful than it appears, but the colors in the water almost cause the duck to disappear.

Leovi said...

Yes, I like the richness of color in the reflections, some wonderful photos!

grammie g said...

Hi Teresa...Some wild and crazy reflection on the water ...ducky almost got lost in there ; )!!
Grace

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love these shots and I love the ripples and the reflections :)
Have a great holiday weekend :)

nic.b van es said...

bijzonder mooi moment .

Patty Woodland said...

So peaceful

eViL pOp TaRt said...

The Gadwall has muted colors, but definitely an elegant profile. Nice scenes, with the ripples on the water and all.

Leave It To Davis said...

I guess that's a log in the background in the water in that last picture, but it almost looks like a gator on the hunt for duck.

Karen said...

Beautifully coloured reflections!

Paula said...

The colors are very pretty. The two Whistlers were back at the stock tank this morning. They aren't as tame as your's and they were on the side where I feed the trutles so I think they are finding bread chunks.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

The duck is cute, but I love the colored reflections on the pond!

RedPat said...

Great shots! An elegant looking duck.

Robin Lamb said...

T, nice! I love the Gadwalls. They have such intricate feather patterns!
Great reflections!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love these ducks and the water/reflections look like some of our favorite places here.

Pix Under the Oaks said...

I think the reflections and ripples got better with every shot! I see turtles too!!

Min fotogen said...

Great peacefull shots !

Rose said...

Love the turtles in the background.

Betty Manousos said...

the colours and reflections are great!
love these ducks as well.

Terri said...

He's a blender! Nice reflections on the water and he looks very proud of himself for some reason. LOL

Tammy said...

Love the combination of colors in the reflections, especially the beautiful green! A pretty Gadwell to top it off:) Hope you have a great weekend!

Barb Brookbank said...

Looks like a watercolour!

Mama Zen said...

How pretty!

Ms. A said...

Ain't nothin' wrong with subtle, especially in this case.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

There is some great reflections going on in your pond, nice colours.



peter

Fjällripan said...

Very peaceful photos! Lovely! :))

Bob Bushell said...

Nice Gadwall in your pond.

Giga said...

Drzewa i kaczka świetnie się odbijają w wodzie. Pozdrawiam.
Trees and the duck had a bounce in the water. Yours.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Hi T! I am so amazed of all your visitors at the pond. What a Place you have.

ReltiH said...

MUY LINDAS IMÁGENES.
UN ABRAZO

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Subtle colored duck but so beautiful.. Nice pictures.. Congrats..

'Tsuki said...

Beautiful picture indeed, Texwisgirl ! I have quite an eye for the sort of thing, nicely done.

Chatty Crone said...

He's a real beauty. sandie

Karen said...

Lovely series of reflections.

S. J. Qualls said...

Peaceful reflections!

Michaele said...

Wonder if it is blue or grey. In either case - pretty : )

Magia da Inês said...

¸.•°❤❤⊱彡

Suas fotografias são tão bonitas, vindas diretamente da natureza.
É uma pena que não posso admirá-las com muita frequência... é por causa do meu trabalho, chego cansada e sou visito os amigos nos finais de semana.

Bom fim de semana!
彡❤❤ Beijinhos do Brasil

Debbie said...

they blend nicely!! interesting reflections all around!!

bailey-road.com said...

The lone Gadwall has only his reflection for company!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Did he not get the message that everyone was hanging out someplace else that day?

Red said...

They always seem to be very aware that we are there and watching them.

Maple Lane said...

Very peaceful and beautiful. Hope you enjoy the weekend.

Sandy Carlson said...

That's a lovely bird. Great shots!

Randy said...

Nothing like a leisurely swim.

DeniseinVA said...

Such a cute duck and I am sure he is enjoying his peaceful surroundings. The water reflections are a dream.

Stephanie said...

Hm another place to link to. Something to think about...really like your reflective images.

Madge Bloom said...

Another visitor... have you ever tried to keep count of the number of birds that visit your pond??

Carletta said...

Beautiful reflections! I like the ones that seem to pick up that brown color on his back and the blue of the sky.

Brita said...

Nice pictures on your gadwall. It is so nice with the reflections in the water. Wish you a nice weekend / brita

SweetMarie said...

He and the turtle are cuties. :) Love the green pond, so pretty!

BlueShell said...

Good Morning!
Love all the photos: well done.

SquirrelQueen said...

It looks like this little fellow is enjoying having the lake all to himself.
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Malyss said...

Alone and happy among beauty!

Laura. M said...

If you are very good :))
a kiss

Nancy Claeys said...

Serenity comes to mind when I view these images. :)

Rita said...

Perfect survival colors if you ask me. They blend in with the surroundings. :)

Wally Jones said...

I'm jealous, you have a Gadwall and I don't!

Wait a minute - you have a pond and I don't!

Now I'm really green with envy!

Love the photographs!

JM said...

He's cute!

McGuffy Ann said...

I have never seen one in the flesh! You take amazing pictures!

Pat Tillett said...

Very cute and nice photos! I don't if I've ever seen one either.

Barbara said...

So beautiful! Your pond must have a big "Welcome!" sign on it!

pattisjarrett said...

I was beginning to wonder if it ever moved...then I selected a landmark and do see its location changed. Pretty little duck.

Furry Bottoms said...

You really need to put out a book on waterfowl!

DIMI said...

Great reflection Tex!!Beautiful pictures!
Dimi..

Faye said...

Lovely silvery creature and he fits right in with the watery reflections.

Candy C. said...

The colors reflected in the pond are lovely! :)

Lynne said...

Really, really nice!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I loooove these shots! So neat how the green color is reflected in the water. Such peaceful, calming images :)

TheChieftess said...

He (or she!) really blends in to his surroundings!!!

Marie said...

Your pond is always so beautiful! Lovely photos, Theresa!

Helma said...

Special duck to me. Blue beak and slightly colored feathers. What is the nature whatsoever nice huh.

Crissi said...

Oh so wonderful wildflowers - lovely!
Great day
Crissi

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