08 March 2013

Chestnut Teal

Mr and Mrs Teal, I assume
 
A medium-large dabbling duck, i.e. they sieve through the surface water
 
 

it was very windy on the day and the water choppy,
 
 
but they soldiered on, into the little breakers
 
Location: The Entrance, N.S.W.

11 comments:

Jeanne said...

Lovely shots of these birds Carole. Great clarity!

TexWisGirl said...

VERY handsome duck! pretty pair!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Dabbling...I learned something today. Never considered why the term was used before.

Brian King said...

These are beautiful ducks! Nice colors and patterns! Love the eyes, too!

Jan Castle said...

Thought you were talking 'color' when I saw your title - LOL! Great pics Carole...I should have known you would be talking birds!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

What a beautiful pair.!!!
And great captures as always Carole.
Costas

Joop Zand said...

Lovely shots Carole.....good work again.

Greetings, Joop

the dark background in my poppy picture, the color of the water, I took this picture 2 stops underexposed.

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of the ducks swim in the water.
Well photographed Carole.
Greetings Irma

Red Nomad OZ said...

Love the male's red eye just visible in the first shot!! They're such neat looking birds with marvellous rich colours - I feel like I'm looking at the real thing!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What a pretty pair, Carole!

Judy said...

I love that image of the drake breasting through the chop!!!