Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture 3

Mmmmmmmmm nice texture!

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Mmmmmmm Mr. Mandarin!

For other textures visit here!

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Just Beautiful

Anyone who has seen my blog before will know that I am rather partial to ducks and that my favourite duck is the Mandarin duck!

Here’s a link to a previous post which has a picture of a mandarin duck should you want to know what one looks like!

https://elleturner4.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/wordless-wednesday-7/

But following are photos of the place where I found a flock of those aforementioned ducks-I was delirious with the discovery! No mandarins in these photos, just rather lovely reflections (in my opinion!).

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Just the One Leg Mr. Mandarin Duck?

 When walking in one of my favourite places where I know that Mr. Miyagi Mandarin lives, I found lots of wonderful things to photograph. Yesterday’s post with the ducklings were some of those wonderful things. As I have approximately loads and loads of photos of this lovely mandarin duck I thought I wouldn’t take anymore…but when I saw him a standing there, all saucy on one leg!!!!-what else could I do but take photos!

"How many legs does a mandarin have When he's standing alone by the water? Answer me now, what do you think Cos you don't know you really ought!" sang Miyagi in a willowy voice!

“How many legs does a mandarin have
When he’s standing alone by the water?
Answer me now, what do you think
Cos if you don’t know now you really oughta!” sang Miyagi in a willowy voice!

 

I needed to get closer to find the answer.....

I needed to get closer to find the answer…..

 

He even turned to the side and fanned out his tail....all still on one leg!

He even turned to the side and fanned out his tail….all still on one leg!

 

Aha! There they both are!

Aha! There they both are!

 

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I think I’m in Love!

I am totally mesmerised and captivated by this duck and whilst I have produced a post about him previously, that was before my lovely new camera!

"Oh!" said Mr. Miyagi, "I see she's back again but with a better camera and joy in her heat at seeing me!"

“Oh!” said Mr. Miyagi, “I see she’s back again but with a better camera and joy in her heart at seeing me!”

He’s not wrong you know!

Dutifully showing how his feathers fall so beautifully in this position!

Dutifully showing how his feathers fall so beautifully in this position!

I love the pattern of the blue on his feathers.

I love the pattern of the blue on his feathers.

But who’s this slightly sleazy and perhaps jealous looking chap up in the trees?

"Huh," sneered Percy, "She keeps saying she's going to do a pigeon study and feature us on her so called blog....but NO!... Mr. Bright Coloured Mandarin Face always gets the first look in! Well I'm sick of it and let my 'sick of it' face be a warning!"(To who I wonder?)

“Huh,” sneered Percy, “She keeps saying she’s going to do a pigeon study and feature us on her so called blog….but NO!… Mr. Bright Coloured Mandarin Face always gets the first look in! Well I’m sick of it and let my ‘sick of it’ face be a warning!”
(To who I wonder?)

But back to Mr. Miyagi Mandarin….

A close up of the beautiful colours on his head!

A close up of the beautiful colours on his head!

But my favourite has to be….

Ain't he gorgeous!

Ain’t he gorgeous!

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Breathtaking Bird-My Mandarin!

I am SO excited!

I found a Mandarin duck in a pond near me!!

LOOK!!!!!

Meet Miyaki the Mandarin!

So this little duck is a Mandarin duck and he took up this pose in between eating the bread I had for him. Whilst he was doing this he made a low rattling sound which seemed like a ‘keep away from me’ sort of noise.

I fended off a hungry goose and continued to feed Miyaki and he continued to pose in a most beguiling manner!

He looks so pleased and maybe a little wistful?

Look at the colours on his head….

He is a lonesome little duck as he has no mate.

Just look at his back…

His left side!

And his right side….

Wow!

Now some watery shots…

I LOVE him!

Photo to prove feistiness of Mr. M. Mandarin….

He’s the boss!

I’m sure you could see why I couldn’t stop taking photos…

Lovely!

Time for a slide show..

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And then I had to leave and so did Miyaki Mandarin…

Bye bye Beautiful!

And that’s all!

See Ya xx