Chi-Ling Mandarin Duck
It is my dream to take a photo of one of these ducks.
You beat me to it, despite MY Chinese connection. : P
What a beauty! The colors and patterns are just breathtaking.
The Maker, whoever we conceive Him or Her to be, must have had a field day creating this one. : )
Excellent exposure and focus, and wonderful POV.
I am glad you let His Beautyship "chill". TFS. : )
- goutham_ramesh (12237)
- [2006-03-11 1:29]
What a colorful bird, i have see pictures of these with my friend shop in Jurong Bird park, Singapore.
Good exposure and color !!
- pvs (14464)
- [2006-03-11 1:56]
A clourfull duck overhere with excellent details,
what I mis in the shot is a composition, when this Duck had give a look in the camera, it was much better. Personal i think it was better when you could capture him in the water, with a nice reflection. It is laying in his own dirt now. Sorry for the hard critique but I have seen much better photo's of your hand.
Thank you very much for your kindness and I love this photo!
This is a brilliant shot, excellent lighting,
sharp details and beautiful colour.
Thanks again my friend!
What a beauty Loot, the most attractive duck ever created I think. The patterns and colours are all so varied and different. In fact it doesn't look real!
You show us his amazing colours Loot, well taken and nice and sharp. But it is a pity seeing him on the dirty ground. Not always easy to get them to do what we want them to do, I know!
But still the dirt can't hide its beauty. TFS and for the notes too,
- fiyo (15161)
- [2006-03-11 4:05]
Very nice shot; sharpness, colors, light, composition, everything is excellent !
This is my favourite exotic duck. I love these guys and spent many hours researching where to find them in New Zealand. I finally, after many hours, found that a place called Ngatea, a small town 2 hours from where I live, have a pair at a water garden park. My husband and I visited and I got some wonderful shots.
You have done a wonderful job here. The depth of colour is perfect. I find his mate equally as attractive just a bit dull in colour, but her eyes are spellbinding! This is just perfect my frend. Thank you! I have added him to the theme 'Exotic Ducks Of The World' :-)
- AndyB (3982)
- [2006-03-11 9:49]
These ducks have beautiful colours which you've captured perfectly.
Nice sharp detail and very good exposure.
Yes, it would have even more impact if it were on calm water.The reflections that these give can look superb.
A great capture none the less.
- viv (3317)
- [2006-03-11 10:49]
Those ducks are so colourfull, beautifull and thatīs why they are photogenique.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2006-03-11 11:20]
What a pretty duck! It's a feast of colours and really seems to have a good time.
Hello Loot , you have a very good duck photo , beauty colours
sharpnes details and pov , this manderin ducks ar beauyiful
and sorry my engels ar not so good ,thanks for you comments
a try it nice weekend Teunie .
- SkyF (8073)
- [2006-03-13 15:29]
beautiful colors on this duck and you captured them so beautifully. The sharpness and the details are great, good POV.
- anavazao (3829)
- [2006-03-14 17:00]
good colours, composition and details!
- Etka (514)
- [2006-05-12 16:43]
Czesc Loot! Zdjecie wspaniale! "Mandarynki" zyja rowniez w moim kraju czyli w Polsce ale jeszcze nie mialam okazji zobaczyc je na wlasne oczy. To przepiekny ptak. Gratuluje!Congratulates, beautiful !
- Rehanna (18)
- [2008-07-10 15:19]
Hierdie is loshand die pragtigste en veelkleurigste eendjie onder die son. Ek gril net 'n bietjie om te sien hoe dit in die tjorts lÍ en dan besef ek maar net opnuut dat dit maar die onopgesmuktheid van die natuur is.
'n Pragtige foto wat die kleure en die besonderhede van die eend baie mooi wys. Die fokus is skerp en die beligting het verseker dat alles duidelik sigbaar is en waardeer kan word. Goeie werk nogeens.
- betsie (0)
- [2008-07-17 1:35]
Wow Loot. Ek het al baie van hierdie in lewende lywe gesien, maar kleure so helder soos hierdie, nog nie. Hierdie
eende is natuurlik volop by al die mere en damme in Denemarke - eintlik oorbevolk en baie morsig. Lekker dag vir jou
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2009-01-13 3:35]
The Mandarin Duck has so many vibrant colours, and you brought all those to its best with your camera work. Although we try to get a bird or animal in a favourable pose or surrounding, it is not always possible, and it is a pity that this one decided to be lazy the day you wanted to photograph it and stayed put on the ground. It is never the less a great capture, with lovely detail captured on the feathers. It is very interesting how the texture differs on the different feathers. Some are smooth like the copper brown ones, then the olive ones that looks like ripples of water, the ones on the belly that looks like snake skin and the "wet look" ones in the neck area. It was indeed a pleasure to look at this rainbow of feathers.
- uleko (10940)
- [2009-01-13 3:44]
This is a lovely capture of this beautiful Mandarin Duck resting on the warm ground. Excellent details of the colourful plumage from a fine POV.
We had one here in the wild for a few years in a row. He'd fallen in love with a Mallard lady and the pair were very obliging when photographed.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
- Aaltjie (0)
- [2009-01-13 4:05]
I'll join Anna and Ulla and give my comments to this lovely image. Really awesome. I just love this photograph. You chose the correct and most appropriate title and the dedication is just great. I wonder what happened to Chi as I don't see him around the site at the moment. Such a lovely combination of colours. Detail is bright and warm. Looking at this bird give me goose bumps. A truly and exceptionally good photo. Iíll add it to my favourites.
Congratulations and well done.
Aaltjie & Hettie
- irishprophet25 (1118)
- [2009-12-20 4:50]
Great picture of this wonderful duck, with great colours and fabulous detail. I have also tried to get a shot of this duck with a lot less success than you.
Great capture and TFS