Mr Mandarin by jesika2

Mr Mandarin

Seen at York Uni, West campus in one of the worst possible places with horrible light. Came out better than I dared hope.
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Fabulous - the focus on the duck is terrific - love the colors - and the background swirls work so well here
November 16th, 2021  
@milaniet thank you, it looked rubbish in camera, minor fiddling with the twiddly bits in editing and I’m surprised and happy.
November 16th, 2021  
awesome, they are truly something else, I'd just love to see one wild
November 16th, 2021  
FAV!
November 16th, 2021  
@koalagardens @ziggy77 thank you. We moved to York in 1975 and there were several species of “exotic” water birds, including Mandarin. Most eventually disappeared and this is the first Mandarin I’ve seen for at least 25 years - a delightful surprise.
November 16th, 2021  
Doesn't even look real! Beautiful!
November 16th, 2021  
@rhoing exquisite, isn’t he?
November 16th, 2021  
fabulous photo!! fav
November 17th, 2021  
Great capture
November 17th, 2021  
@lynnz @bkbinthecity thank you very much. I walked past Mr M and then brain & feet connected, went back took a few shots in the most awful light and position of the lake. Didn’t think much of them in camera and was delighted by what the laptop revealed. And now Mr M is both popular and trendy, what a delightful surprise.
November 17th, 2021  
What a beautiful duck and the reflections around him are lovely.
November 17th, 2021  
@merrelyn thank you very much. I was told today that in spring he’d been living with, and protecting, Mrs Mallard and her babies. Don’t know where Mr Mallard went!
November 17th, 2021  
A great photo; terrific focus and the background and ripples make it extra eye-catching!
November 17th, 2021  
A beautiful shot, and I love the background reflections too - fav!

Ian
November 17th, 2021  
Wonderful image!!
November 19th, 2021  
@amyk @fishers @photographycrazy thank you. Haven’t seen him for a couple of days but the Uni lake system is full of hiding places
November 22nd, 2021  
Fav!
December 6th, 2021  
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