Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Whistlers on Wednesday 112

A few closer views.





Digging for seeds

Bits of grass on the bill.






121 comments:

magnoliasntea said...

Those feathers are amazing in their construction. Great closeups. Love the syncs, too! Have a great Wednesday!

Dianna said...

They're so pretty. Prettier than the Canada geese that visit us occasionally (and hopefully not as "messy")!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

So, so, so enjoyed these!! They are amazingly beautiful with their subtle colors! Love 'em!! Thank you! blessings ~ tanna

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

They're so neat...and they eat red millet. Who knew!

John's Island said...

Hi Tex, I never tire of Whistlers. The close ups are neat. John

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

WOW love these close up pics. Just gorgeous details.
Happy Wednesday!!

eileeninmd said...

Awesome series on your Whistling Ducks. I love the closeups of their pretty feathers.. They are so darn cute, you gotta love them! Happy Wednesday!

Dicky Bird said...

With feathers like that - they sure do have something to "whistle" about - I know, that was bad....the first picture reminds me of clouds.

William Kendall said...

The texture of the feathers is remarkable!

Sandra said...

i like the beak that is digging for seeds and the closeup of the feathers that show all the many details it takes to make them fly and float.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Enjoying the sun and foraging for food. !

joeh said...

The close up looked like a storm cloud, then I remembered it was Wednesday.

Nancy Chan said...

The close up pictures of the feathers are really beautiful. Can see every detail. Thanks for sharing.

Rose said...

They remind me of a bunch of people doing their Saturday shopping...back in the day before malls. Don't ask me why, cause I don't know.

Barb said...

Up close, the feathers look watercolored.

John Wooldridge said...

Just to echo the previous comments Tex, lovely pictures and the feather close up are wonderful.
John

Molly TheWally said...

The first photo stumped us for a second but always great to see this fun bunch. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I like the crop of the feathers, they look so cool.

Paula said...

They look so soft.

sweetdaysundertheoaks.com said...

They are so sweet and charming!

Cranberry Morning said...

That was a surprise! I loved the closeups of the feathers. :-)

nookworm said...

Fine feathers!

Birdman said...

More of your fine 'feathered' friends. They must enjoy visiting you and your lawn in winter.

ellen abbott said...

love the close-up of the feathers.

Chandra said...

Beautiful plume and yoga poses.
Nicely photographed, Theresa.
Go Whistelers!
Have a Beautiful Day!!
Peace :)

Giga said...

Cute ducks and nice are the colors of feathers. Regards.

bas said...

prachtig.

DeniseinVA said...

There they are, as cute and as adorable as ever. Thanks for visiting. Your sister will still be able to get her eggs. They will be made over here if I read it correctly.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

He's got a little Mohawk action going on there.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love the third picture down - looks like bed head!! :)

Bob Bushell said...

Oh, I do love this one, the Whistlers are beautiful.

Sylvia K said...

Love the feather close-up and the Whistlers are so beautiful indeed! I always look forward to Wednesdays!!

don said...

A fine series with a couple of very close ups that give us good detail of the layers in the duck's feather. They are so cute...a welcome sight each Wednesday.

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

That first photo at a glance I thought was an impressionist painting of a storm over the Texas plains...seriously. Sometimes my imagination goes haywire.

Haddock said...

Their feathers are so properly stacked - colour wise.

Cloudia said...

still loving `em. I never noticed their little mohawk hairdos!





ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3

Karen S. said...

Totally delightful, I just happen to be on a computer with a mammoth screen and it's spectacular!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love these close up shots. They are so beautiful.

Terry and Linda said...

I love their color!

Linda ❤⊱彡
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
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DIMI said...

Such adorable critters Tex!!My favotite ducks!!Great closeups!!Like the color of the feathers!!
Dimi...

Julia said...

I love the first picture. It's a study in colors that go well together. Mother nature sure gave them some pretty plumage.
Hugs,
JB

Leovi Leovi said...

These pictures are gorgeous, beautiful plumage catches!

Hilary said...

Beautiful goofy babies.

messymimi said...

Feathers fascinate me! Lovely close-ups.

Ms. A said...

Do you ever draw the ducks? I don't think I've ever seen a drawing of them by you.

Black Jack's Carol said...

I love those close-ups. Maybe, even more, as my eyes age :) Just beautiful!

karmnik54 said...

:)

laura.forestdreams:) said...

they are so pretty...so cute...beautiful coloring! and i really like the pic's with the little puff on top of the head!! your whistler gang has really grown hasn't it?? didn't it start with just the 2? priscilla...and...umm...elvis??
did they start to bring more friends around...or are these their grown young?

Halcyon said...

Always love to see what these guys are up to!

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

I don't know how you get some of your photographs. Stunning. dare I say - a feather for your cap?

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely to see the close up of the feathers

Becky said...

Your blog is so colorful. i want to reach in there and touch those sweet feathers.

Helma said...

Beautiful portraits of my favorite ducks. The spring pack in macro are very well done:-)

Nancy J said...

Feathers of colours that I can see in a quilt, superb close-ups.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Very cool shots.

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous close ups of those beautiful feathers!

RedPat said...

Wonderful shots of your little friends, Tex!

Kathy said...

These closeups really show the tip on the beak.

Stephen Hayes said...

These Whistlers could be quoting the famous Gloria Swanson line from Sunset Boulevard,"I'm ready for my close up!"

Felicia said...

they really are beautiful birds.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Love those feathery textures!

Ela said...

I love these beautiful creatures !
Great pictures !

Revrunner said...

Multi-purpose bill.

Munir said...

What a close up. Sensational indeed!

bj said...

I am just dying to see these Whistlers in person...they're so cute.

Terri B said...

Super close up- I would love to see these in person also.

Mary Kirkland said...

Such pretty birds.

Gosia k said...

I love your greedy creatures

Adam Tilt said...

Superb birds. Always enjoy Whistlers on Wednesday.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Marvelous photos of those entertaining and beautiful ducks!

Susan said...

Lovely Whistlers... always a treat and, those closeups are such a delight to see!!

Robin Lamb said...

T, they have very intricate feather patterns!

Primitive Stars said...

Love the sweet face of the Whistlers, look so beautiful.Francine.

dinascitywildlife.com said...

Still jealous of your backyard critters. Such cute shots!

Grandma C said...

Your ducks are so beautiful. Great closeup of the feathers!

EG CameraGirl said...

I LOVE seeing the close-up shots!!

Lynn said...

Still lovin' the mohawks:@)

Miss Val's Creations said...

So sweet as always!

Melissa said...

They really do have a great color scheme.

Red said...

Bonus! They cut your grass for you.

Liz Needle said...

Great series, Tex. Love the close ups of the feathers. Beautiful colour.

Brian King said...

Those are great portraits! Goofy things!

Michelle said...

Excellent details on the Whistler feathers!

Sally said...

I know you really get a kick out of watching those whistlers. Great shots, as always. :)

Lois said...

Fantastic shots, especially the closeups of the feathers!

Stephanie said...

I do love these close ups, get to see what true colors is in their feathers. Wonderful shots Teresa!

Randy said...

Maybe your should call your name Whistler Ranch.

DJan said...

I should have realized something was off today when I didn't see the Whistlers until now, late in the afternoon. I'm so glad to see them, up close and personal! :-)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The rusty color of their feathers is really pretty!

Small Kucing said...

so many of them. Lovely snaps of the feathers structures

KB Bear said...

Bird markings astound me. How they are so precisely perfect on almost every bird. Wow! I love those photos.

Linda said...

What beautiful feathers! Nice post!

Lynne said...

The close ups of the Whistlers are wonderful . . . the feathers, I loved . . .

Derek said...

You take amazing photos. Thanks for sharing them.

Have a nice day.

Linda R said...

Nice close up shots!!! They must be fun to watch!

Hugs~

Buttons said...

Good almost the next day Tex. Oh Whistlers I am smiling:):) Hug B

Paul said...

Ha ha the first picture in this post had me stumped for a second until I scrolled down and saw that everything was ducky!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Love those closeup photos!
Hugs and thanks...
Mariette

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Wonderful close-ups!

Lindy

Rita said...

They really have shimmery feathers when you get up close. :)

Ratty said...

I really like those closeups of the duck's feathers. It's something I never thought of doing before. I'm going to try it myself one of these times.

Crissi said...

I'm not tired of seeing Whistlers. Beautiful close-ups.
Have a nice day
Crissi

Irma said...

Beautiful portraits of the Whistlers.
The close-ups I find really great.

Jeevan said...

Lovely texture in first and last shot! Good series

ladyfi said...

What lovely shots - I really like their feathers.

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Un plaisir de revenir chez toi. Le talent est toujours là, la passion pour les animaux, aussi et ces canards sont si beaux.
Amitiés.

Roger

Phyllis Oller said...

I love to see the close-ups of the feathers. I often wonder about how people could ever paint a bird like that on canvas, so many intriguing colors, Phyllis

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Love the close up but do you know what, those eyes, just gorgeous! x

bailey-road.com said...

I like your closeups of these cuties. The feathers are beautiful.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

They really are beautiful birds.

Pantherka said...

Wow, this is beautiful.

bon bon said...

Makes me wish I could reach in and pet him. :)

Laura. M said...

Feathers, silk appear!!!

barbara l. hale said...

Thank you! I love getting to see these goofy, cool ducks up close.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

LOVE the feathers close-up. That color is so rich and beautiful. Happy happy post.

Bethany Carson said...

Ha! Wow, so neat to see them foraging for food! We are learning every aspect of the lives of whistlers thanks to you, Theresa!

michaelswoodcraft said...

wow, the close-up pictures are great. I guess I didn't realize how many different color feathers they have!! :)

Indrani said...

They look beautiful with their colorful beaks. :)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful close ups. I love the rusty brown colours.

Fjällripan said...

Great close ups of the whistlers! :D

ps I am 44 :) ds

Liz said...

I love your Whistlers! The close ups are lovely.
Have a great weekend.

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