I am still enjoying my lazy holidays on lakes and in the forests. Surprisingly, the weather is great and there are even some mushroom, not much to eat but nice for photos.
I liked here this group of birds, ducks and coot with its chick.
The Eurasian coot (Fulica atra), also known as coot, is a member of the rail and crake bird family, the Rallidae. It is found in Europe, Asia, Australia and parts of Africa. The Australian subspecies is known as the Australian coot.
he juvenile is paler than the adult, has a whitish breast, and lacks the facial shield; the adult black plumage develops when about 3–4 months old, but the white shield is only fully developed at about one year old.
This is a noisy bird with a wide repertoire of crackling, explosive, or trumpeting calls, often given at night. (from Wikipedia)
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photographer_sg (4414) 2014-08-27 1:19
This is a spectacular photograph. The colours very well rendered and superb sharpness! Your note about the birds interesting and informative.
Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
gildasjan (43654) 2014-08-27 1:38
Belle complémentarité bleu orange des couleurs pour ce groupe de canards bien de vie sur ces jolis reflets.
lousat (94684) 2014-08-27 1:59
Hi Malgo,a perfect pic for treknature too..ehehe..i seen the others on FB and i thinks that this is one of the best,the red reflections makes the difference,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
snunney (103207) 2014-08-27 2:23
The colourful reflections bring an abstract feel to this nature composition. Spot on focus on the group of ducks. Excellent rendering of the colours and detail in the plumage.
jean113 (5349) 2014-08-27 3:23
Hello Malgorzata, a very special picture of the water birds sitting amongst some beautiful reflections.The tight crop leaves us guessing as to what the surroundings are, that created such a colourful display.
dkmurphys (61977) 2014-08-27 3:53
Again a fine scene from that calm place where you have chosen to live some lazy days. Nice reflections into the water, well seen.
kasianowak (9693) 2014-08-27 4:19
Slicznie i z tymi odbiciami w wodzie bardzo nastrojowo. Ladnie oddajesz atmosfere tego miejsca.
Pozdrawiam i zycze wreszcie jakiegos wiekszego grzybobrania (no i czekam na te zdjecia grzybow, o ktorych tu wspominasz ;)
Sergiom (84371) 2014-08-27 5:47
J'aime beaucoup la couleur de l'eau du coté gauche de l'image créée par les belles couleurs de la maison. J'aime beaucoup les différentes sortes de canard qui offrent une belle variété de couleurs.
swapankumarroy (2849) 2014-08-27 9:05
Very nicely shoot the flock of swimming ducks in the lake and I think it was the time of sunset and its deep orange colored rays reflected upon the water, very charming view, well contrast and very sharped image.
photoray (13981) 2014-08-27 9:28
Fine view of the Mallards and Coots floating across the impressionistic water patterns, dominated by the sun's red glow.
PS: Yes, we travelled on the Durango to Silverton train in October for the autumn colors. It was spectacular and I would love to return. Especially since my old film camera did not do it justice almost two decades ago. Another one to add to my list of "Do overs".
Cricri (122473) 2014-08-27 9:32
Sublime les reflets bleu/ orange ou nage paisiblement le groupe de canards, très jolie réalisation
carlo62 (52014) 2014-08-27 15:24
che bello il riflesso su cui galleggiano le anatre, il colore vivo accende la foto e la rende molto attraente.
Buon proseguimento di vacanza
fabbs99 (17175) 2014-08-27 23:44
Perfect shot of the ducks.Nice colors and sharpness.Excellent POV.TFS.
Gigidusud (21191) 2014-08-28 13:13
Very nice group of duck on these beautiful colored reflections. I like it!
Happy holidays, the next is to Marseille? ;)
pili51 (1853) 2014-08-29 10:12
Hello querida amiga,
Great composition with the spectacular dance of shiny colors on the surface of the water.
a really nice close up of that ducks, "sailing" in this splendid reflected waters.
The colours and the reflections to create a perfec and dreamily environment.
The clarity of the image to be excellent.Well done my friend.
Best wishes, y un fuerte, abrazo
Have a great weekend.
mirosu (16273) 2014-08-29 10:41
The ducks are in superb light, allowing to see all the fine details. The colourful reflections are just perfect.
Very well done.
annjackman (21899) 2014-08-30 4:00
With this incredible reflected light this picture is irresistible. The ducks and coot are lovely - well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
jemaflor (100085) 2014-08-30 9:07
Very interesting result with thes ereflections and these warm tones, perfect to give an original photo with ducks.
delpeoples (59184) 2014-08-31 23:06
Cara Signora Itchy Feet
I hope you are learning to relax and stand still for at least a little while and am sure that Lazy Feet is enjoying the rest. There is always still something to photograph and you have proven this. The golden light on the water is mesmerising and so special. The little ducks happily swimming away are the icing on the cake.
mcmtanyel (25584) 2014-09-01 21:36
The colors of the reflections are most pleasant. It looks like the ducks are in cahoots with the coots!
NorthernLight (2383) 2014-10-02 8:14
this is a very unusual image of water birds. You've conjured a great color effect in the image.
This picture is very very beautiful and charming!!!
All the best