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Hooded Merganser

Hooded Merganser

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Good-looking bird...
Lisl: Very smart, Larry
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 14 Mar 2018, 00:29
Great shot of a gorgeous bird, and the water is as characterful as the main subject, Lisl.
Lisl: Yes - I was surprised at how the water came out, as I didn't twiddle
A lovely photo of this beautiful creature!
Lisl: Thank you, Elizabeth
  • Martine
  • France
  • 14 Mar 2018, 02:26
Qu'il est beau ! J'aime les détails de son plumage.
Lisl: This bird was in a collection, but I have seen a genuine wild one in the UK
It is a gorgeous creature and a lovely shot.
Lisl: Thank you very much, Michael
  • sherri
  • Arkansas, USA
  • 14 Mar 2018, 03:37
Oooo, it's markings are so perfect

gotta love the water swirls
Lisl: I always love to see these bird - they are so photogenic
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Mar 2018, 04:41
That is a very colourful 'floater', Lisl. The reflections almost shows a reversible direction. A wonderful picture.
Lisl: So it does, Astrid - I hadn't noticed
I see Astrid's point. WOW. Most interesting. You caught yourself a beauty, Lisl.
Lisl: I actually know where there is a wild one of these - but most are in collections
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 14 Mar 2018, 06:27
Beautiful plumage
Lisl: One of my favourite ducks. They are so feisty
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Mar 2018, 06:46
Hooded? A splendid image!
Lisl: Yes - that's what its called, Philine
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Mar 2018, 07:14
They are such very attractive ducks. I like the light patterns on the water, too.
Lisl: I was pleased that the water seemed set off the duck. D I wonder if you saw any of these at Slimbridge
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 14 Mar 2018, 07:52
The colours work well as a scheme Lisl.
Lisl: I was pleased with the colours
A very handsome duck Lisl
Lisl: Handsome indeed - do you remember these at Slimbridge?
  • By Marie
  • United States
  • 14 Mar 2018, 08:14
Magnificent "Harle couronné". It is a beautiful bird and the light is perfect on it.
Lisl: What a lovely French name for it, Marie
Un bien bel oiseau sur l'eau, j'aime les couleurs très classe.
Lisl: One of the best ducks for me
  • hugh soar
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Mar 2018, 09:43
A subtle blend of subject with foreground. I love the swirls.
Lisl: Thank you, Hugh - the colours do seem to meld
Apart from the lovely looking duck you have captured the movement of the water so well.
Lisl: Thank you kindly, Suzanne
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Mar 2018, 10:55
Interesting how this looker spreads its tail feathers on the water.
Lisl: He's a vain little duck, Louis. The wild one I watched was after the Tufted Duck females, and the males looked on!
What a beautiful little duck.
Lisl: One of my favourites, Brian
One of the most beautiful of the sea ducks. Sometimes in winters of thick sea ice they would come to my pond and decimate the fish population.
Lisl: I can imagine how annoying this is, Mary, but what a privilege to have these as visitors. I know of only one wild one in England
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Mar 2018, 16:54
Beautiful colouring.
Lisl: He's gorgrous
it looks quite content with itself, Lisl
Lisl: He's a resilient self-satisfied little duck, Ayush
Beautiful, here on the lake there is a pair of Mandarin Duck, when the meeting I never have a camera, I'm still not bothered to photograph it.
Lisl: I hope you get a chance to photograph them - they are such beautiful ducks, and I rarely seen wild ones

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