Friday, February 13, 2015

Getting My Ducks in a Row

Mallards and Gadwalls on the pond.



 Dang! So close! :)
Linking to Weekend Reflections

123 comments:

Revrunner said...

As hopeless as herding cats methinks.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

These look like paintings, Theresa!! So beautiful. Have a wonderful day. blessings ~ tanna

DJan said...

Ha! Cute, but what are you doing up at this hour? I'm in Turkey where it's the middle of the afternoon, but really early in the morning in Texas! :-)

Jacquelineand.... said...

These are gorgeous Tex! I love the metallic gleam of the mallard's heads.

Mersad said...

Really great wildlife images.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

eileeninmd said...

Pretty ducks and reflections.. Have a happy Friday!

John's Island said...

Hi Tex, Very, Very, close! Leaves me smiling ... my luck too. Have a good day. John

EG CameraGirl said...

Close for sure!

magnoliasntea said...

Love them shiny green duck heads.
Have a great weekend!

Giga said...

I like green, shimmering August pen in men. Regards.

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Beautiful pictures Theresa!
Too bad they didn't want to play :D
Have a fine day
【ツ】Knipsa

Buttons Thoughts said...

Morning Tex oh yes you almost got it:) Hug B

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Mallards are incredibly common but I'm always impressed by their colours. Beautiful plumage!

Lynn said...

Ha, I bet you were holding your breath:@)

eViL pOp TaRt said...

A great array of ducks!

Janey and Co. said...

Maybe just maybe you could get them to line up for their food?

Molly TheWally said...

LOL and a nice job was done there. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Fjällripan said...

They really looks like paintings! Beautiful :))

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

You ALMOST got them all lined up. :)

Marit Sønstebø said...

Yes, it looks like paintings! Lovely photos :)

Georgette Sullins said...

Excellent! Where there is a will there is a way or maybe they're just minding mama. Good job.

bj said...

Such lovely photos...I agree that they look like paintings...

Sandra said...

by the last photo you had trained them well to line up for you

Karen Schurr said...

How did you do that !!! Hah-ha. Such a cute title for those shots.

Linda Kay said...

Almost got them all in a row! The green heads on those mallards really stand out in your pictures.

Gosia k said...

well organised creatures like soldiers

Frank said...

And all spruced up ready for the breeding season.

sweetdaysundertheoaks.com said...

Ha ha! They knew what you were up to!

Mary Hone said...

All lined up and ready to go.

DIMI said...

Beautiful ducks Tex!!Lovely pictures!
Dimi...

A Quiet Corner said...

You are so fortunate to have these right there!!!...:)JP

marciento said...

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Gail said...

I love the way their heads seem to shine. Great shots.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That sounds ambitious!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful shots! The RunARound has more birds than most public wildlife areas I've been to. Amazing.

John Wooldridge said...

Ahhh Mallards my favorite web footed avian friend. Fond childhood memories of fishing local farm ponds for feisty Tench and sharing my sweetcorn with the pair of Mallards each pond seemed to have.
John

Fireblossom said...

Quack quack quack quack quack!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

"Come on trooops! We need to protect our pond from the whistlers!"

"Very good, we're almost there..."

"Oh yeah. I forgot. We're ducks."
~

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Not always easy getting our ducks in a row. They are so beautiful!

Linda R said...

Love there vibrant color. Great photos.

Hugs~

Sylvia K said...

Love those shiny, green heads!!

don said...

Those green heads make these ducks very attractive. A fine series.

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely Mallards.

Jeanne said...

such gorgeous colors and you certainly have plenty of them there.... Beautiful shots

William Kendall said...

Very pretty!

joeh said...

Surprised a Whistler did not photo bomb in the background.

Rose said...

Every time I see a mallard, whether in real life or in photo, I think to myself that they have the most beautiful green head that I ever did see.

Debbie said...

i am wondering what the whistlers think of this???

thirtysevenandcounting said...

I ♥ Mallards! Nice series!

Lindy

Irma said...

What a beautiful photos of these wild ducks.
Best regards, Irma

Margaret Adamson said...

I see the troups are ganging up against the Whistlers. "Ten paddles at dawn"!

marshaleith said...

They always see to move wherever you don't want them to go!
Great photos...
Thanks for putting in the click-box...

Chandra Eswaran said...

You got that right, Theresa.
They are not just beautiful, they are in a row too!

Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful Green and Yellow combination for the ducks neck, head and beak.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Close enough! You have way more patience than I do.

Karen S. said...

Yep, you're getting there! Cute post.

Terry and Linda said...

And you did!

Linda ❤⊱彡
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
https://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/sherlock-boomer

Melissa said...

Love those green heads! And beautiful light. Looks like a painting!

Melissa said...

Love those green heads! And beautiful light. Looks like a painting!

sharon said...

Love Mallards. Those shiny heads are irresistible.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

The mallards look beautiful with their shiny green heads.

Miss Val's Creations said...

They are respecting each other's space. :)

Birdman said...

After yesterday's faux pas, I need to get out of your 'doghouse'. Wow, this is beautiful!
Better?
hahaha

Taken For Granted said...

Just when you think your ducks are in a row, they scatter in all directions. Great reflections.

Leovi Leovi said...

Very beautiful, delicious ducks! Exquisite pictures!

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

There's always the one who doesn't want to cooperate.

Stephen Hayes said...

Looks like they're practicing their synchronized swimming.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love their green heads. So pretty. Have a heart happy weekend. :)

Ms. A said...

Those shiny green heads are something else!

Phil Slade said...

What! No Whistlers?

karmnik54 said...

Prawie jak nasze krzyżówki:)

Ruth Hiebert said...

The Mallard is a common duck around here,but I always love seeing that green head.

RedPat said...

Fun, Tex!

Farm Girl said...

I love those green heads. They are a very nice grouping.

messymimi said...

Like herding cats! Love those ducks!

Pom Pom said...

So handsome, the shiny green-headed boys!

Ela said...

They are beautiful !
Greetings

nookworm said...

Floating EMERALDS! Wonderful pictures. Keep working on it. I don't see a row.

Our photos said...

Very nice. The colors of the mallards are sticking out !

Robin Lamb said...

T, Oh my! All those lovely Greenheads! I think they are my all time fav! Must be nice to have them in your back yard!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love those emerald green heads! Beautiful shots!

cieldequimper said...

What a bunch!

James said...

Not always easy to keep your ducks in a row. :-) Nice shots.

Kathy said...

You're succeeding! Something I've had problems doing lately! I'm surprised the whistlers tolerated these guys in their territory.

Red said...

We will soon start to see some of those mallards.

Margaret said...

Nothing like that emerald green head of a Mallard. Have always loved it.

Cloudia said...

Bless you for being such a reliable pal, Tex! [ am sure the ducks feel the same]



ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3

Julia said...

The ducks are so beautiful. You did a great job of lining them up.
Hugs,
JB

Primitive Stars said...

Love the Quackers all in a row, the green heads are beautiful.Francine.

Brian King said...

Handsome chaps, aren't they?

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Nice work! You almost had them!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Nice work! You almost had them!

Randy said...

Nice shots, even better title.

Munir said...

So love that green. Beautiful !

Lynne said...

Cute "almost". . .
That green has to be the best color ever . . .

Judy said...

Almost :)

Paula said...

Their coloring is so pretty.

Felicia said...

their green head feathers are so beautiful.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Getting them in a row or not; your pond brings so much joy!
Hugs and Happy Valentine's Day.
Mariette

KB Bear said...

I love the colorful Mallards!

SweetMarie said...

great title! the green on the Mallards is so pretty! great color and reflections!

Rita said...

Nice that they are friendly enough to share space. :)

Paul said...

The pond looks busy these days. Almost had your ducks in a row... Ha ha!

Ratty said...

It's good to see ducks swimming around. It reminds me of how much I miss an old pond I used to visit that was full of them.

Vanessa Morgan said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Christian Perrin said...

Haha! Almost!

DeniseinVA said...

You certainly did. Great shots Theresa :)

Filip Demuinck said...

You probably need to be patient to shoot such a picture.

Greetings,
Filip

Jeevan said...

beautiful captures... lovely and vivid ducks

michaelswoodcraft said...

those are cool! Look just like paintings!

Gert said...

Oh..my they are gorgeous!!

Wally Jones said...

A terrific selection of quackers you have there!

Don't you love the iridescent heads on those Mallard drakes?

Linda said...

Lovely ducks! I like the shiny green feathers.

Rory Bore said...

Just look at those bright green heads!! what a handsome lot they are.

Mari said...

I like their green heads, so pretty and vivid.

Stewart M said...

That bottle green on the males head is such a great colour - if mallard were rare people would travel for miles to see one I think!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Crafty Green Poet said...

How shiny the mallard drakes' heads are in the sun!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Green little heads all in a row.
Love these pics.
CM

Indrani said...

They were almost in a line, good attempt :)

Laura. M said...

Good swimmers;))

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Beautiful Emerald Heads absolutely POP out at you, Theresa!!!
Not very protected from the hunters!!

Helma said...

Also with you lot gewioene mallards. The beautiful green heads of the men colors so beautiful in the sunlight.

Bethany Carson said...

Love the bright green and blue feathers!

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