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  1. Mallard cross

    Mallard cross

    Mallard cross
  2. Autumnal water colours

    Autumnal water colours

    Today I made the big jump to using fully manual settings on my first inexpensive bridge camera, bought three months ago, and to shooting purely in RAW ... it seemed like a labyrinth at first, but I had a fantastic day just experimenting with my settings on the ducks on the canal. It was only...
  3. Female mallard

    Female mallard

    A single female mallard
  4. Mallard hybrid

    Mallard hybrid

    Mallard hybrid
  5. Male mallard

    Male mallard

  6. Mallard family

    Mallard family

    Mallard family
  7. I  an stand on one leg!

    I an stand on one leg!

    A Mallard needing attention!
  8. I can do the twist!

    I can do the twist!

    Performing Mallard begging to be photographed.
  9. I can splash!

    I can splash!

    This mallard was putting on a show so I could get some pictures .
  10. Mallard on Kolleputten lake

    Mallard on Kolleputten lake

  11. Mallard and ring-necked duck

    Mallard and ring-necked duck

  12. Mother Mallard and youngsters

    Mother Mallard and youngsters

  13. Mallard (M)

    Mallard (M)

    Mallard (M)
  14. A mallard hen was escorting her brood behind a young great blue heron. The heron was oblivious.

    A mallard hen was escorting her brood behind a young great blue heron. The heron was oblivious.

    A confrontation between a young great blue heron and a mallard hen
  15. The startled heron turned on the mallard and her brood

    The startled heron turned on the mallard and her brood

    A confrontation between a young great blue heron and a mallard hen
  16. Mallard hen would have none of that stuff from the heron

    Mallard hen would have none of that stuff from the heron

    A confrontation between a young great blue heron and a mallard hen
  17. female mallard

    female mallard

  18. Mallard

    Mallard

  19. SF3 - Head doesn't work either

    SF3 - Head doesn't work either

    Neither with salt nor with snow. Offering treats, however, *that* will keep them close ... for a few minutes at any rate. Sorry I haven't browsed today. Was out on a long hike that ended at a former neighbor's flat for dinner. Will have to catch up tomorrow evening.
  20. mandarin duck & sons

    mandarin duck & sons

    A mandarine duck frome three years, every spring, arrives in a pond which is a protected area near the sea. It mates with a female mallard and together they have beautiful broods like the one in the photo. The caring father takes care of the family until the little ones become independent, then...
  21. The meeting of ducks

    The meeting of ducks

    Male northern pintail and female mallard
  22. Mallard (female)

    Mallard (female)

  23. Is it a mallard? Or is it a hippo?

    Is it a mallard? Or is it a hippo?

  24. SF Call my chiropractor

    SF Call my chiropractor

    I must have fallen asleep on the sofa, woke up with a terrible crick in my neck.
  25. Mallard and young

    Mallard and young

    A lot of foam had gathered at the bottom of a weir and these birds were feeding in it providing an interesting image.
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