Friday, 24 October 2014

Female Tufted Duck.


Most ducks usually head for the safety of the water if you get too close but this female Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) decided the lens wasn't a real threat.

She constantly kept her beady little yellow eye on the 'watcher'.

For a brief moment some action on the water caught her attention but she very quickly settled down again.

All images taken handheld with the 450D and 70-300mm lens. FAB.

Linking to Camera Critters, Saturday's Critters and I'D-Rather-B-Birdin'.

20 comments:

  1. Those yellow eyes are gorgeous!

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  2. Look at those beautiful yellow eyes! I had no idea you have another blog. Love the background image on this blog.

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  3. This is a duck I would love to see and photograph! They look so alert.

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  4. Wonderful series of photos of this gorgeous and attentive duck!

    Happy Weekend to you
    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  5. great series of shots. Have a great weekend.

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  6. She's lovely! Her eyes are very pretty.

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  7. Brilliant! If only all birds were like this. Life would be so much easier. Well captured.

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  8. I love the yellow eyes, gorgeous duck. Great shots! Thank you for linking up, have a happy weekend!

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  9. She's so pretty! I love her dark brown feathers with that yellow eye! Great shots!

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  10. Stunning!!! Seriously, these images are absolutely stunning.

    Thanks for linking up this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

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  11. Great photos of the cute tufted duck, I can see a little of the tuft on the last photo.

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  12. She does have beautiful bright eyes. Good to see she didn't identify you as a threat.

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  13. Beautiful series of photographs of this duck.
    Beautiful bright and beautiful details.

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  14. Beautiful close-ups! The yellow eyes are so striking.

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  15. Stunning yellow eyes and wonderful feathers. Great !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  16. Nice work Frank. Tufted Ducks can be very wary and unapproachable.

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