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Introduction.

Since some 10 days, I'm going around (not fast nor far!) with

a set of crutches after a severe fall in an icy outdoor stairway

that twisted my left ankle. —"That 's a good one"… said the

surgeon, "No need to operate though that will nail or slow you

down for some time, I'm afraid!"

 

Yesterday, I couldn't stand it anymore. I asked a friend to

help me put the wildlife gear in the car and drive me to 

the marsh for a couple of hours.

 

Do you remember this girl (young female Mandarin duck) who grabbed

my heart in the middle of December?

 

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Though I was hooked in a rather platonic affair, she broke my heart… but

I'm happy for her… I had the feeling that this romance had no future.

 

 

Followed in the next post…

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If personal taste is involved,           Light is free,                       Mother Nature provides the light
discussion is pointless.                   capturing it is NOT.               but talent renders the image.
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CONTINUED…

 

 

I had a big surprise as I arrived at the marsh:

 

I was, of course, looking for my baby and, as she has a quite
discrete plumage that doesn't make it easy to spot her quickly,
my eye was caught by this flamboyant individual. I knew right
then that my goose was cooked.

 

He was something to see and, as usual, she just ignored me!

 

This being the first time I had a chance to see in person and to

photograph a Mandarin drake in all it glory… as he put a definite

end to my platonic illusions.

 

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2

…a great couple that is!

 

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3

No, oh no… she's doing it in front of my eyes… and lens!

She is seducing him…

 

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4

Lucky guys!

 

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5

Doesn't she look happy?

 

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6

I hate him already… sniff!

 

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As always:

 

Have a look, have a good time

 

C&C welcomed!

 

Shot with a 600mm ƒ4 @ ƒ8 lens on a D810

 

AP was used to clean up debris and other

stuff that was not contributing positively to

the visual quality of the takes.

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If personal taste is involved,           Light is free,                       Mother Nature provides the light
discussion is pointless.                   capturing it is NOT.               but talent renders the image.
                                                                                                                        (Charlychuck)
 
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I hope your ankle is soon better :) Your love rival is a good looking guy be happy for her. It looks like there will be the pitter patter of small webbed feet soon, so I look forward to seeing some pictures of them with their family. Thanks for your effort and showing the resulting superb images. :)  :)  :)

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Gorgeous on all levels. I'm very happy for your good fortune.

 

Thanks buddy!

 

Good fortune = broken heart! ;)

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If personal taste is involved,           Light is free,                       Mother Nature provides the light
discussion is pointless.                   capturing it is NOT.               but talent renders the image.
                                                                                                                        (Charlychuck)
 
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I hope your ankle is soon better… superb images.

 

Thanks Charlychuch!

 

Your love rival is a good looking guy…

 

 

LOOKS? Nah, how can anyone want to compete with that punk!

 

…a couple more days and I'll get over both: my ankle and illusions. ;)

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If personal taste is involved,           Light is free,                       Mother Nature provides the light
discussion is pointless.                   capturing it is NOT.               but talent renders the image.
                                                                                                                        (Charlychuck)
 
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All lovely. The top two are especially beautiful. The reflections in the second one are really cool.

What a nice start to my Saturday morning. Cheers Kodiak.

 

This comment of yours ends my Sunday in a cheerful way. Thanks!

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If personal taste is involved,           Light is free,                       Mother Nature provides the light
discussion is pointless.                   capturing it is NOT.               but talent renders the image.
                                                                                                                        (Charlychuck)
 
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