RINGED TEAL PAIR PREENING IN LATE SUNSHINE


This sequence shows a pair of Ringed Teal preening in late autumn sunshine. The series of images shows the movements of both birds and the marked variations in the colouring of the male over a few minutes. At one stage the vivid green sheen of the wings gave way to dark blue. I was also trying to use the water behind them to create an impressionistic effect, which has worked in a way.

Ringed Teal pair WWT 1 Ringed Teal pair WWT 2 Ringed Teal pair WWT 3 Ringed Teal pair WWT 4 Ringed Teal pair WWT 6 Ringed Teal pair WWT 7 Ringed Teal pair WWT 9 Ringed Teal pair WWT 10 Ringed Teal pair WWT 11

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6 thoughts on “RINGED TEAL PAIR PREENING IN LATE SUNSHINE

  1. I’d say, it worked very well indeed, RH! You have given the gorgeous birds a perfect background to present themselves in all their beauty. It’s hard to pick a favourite, love them all! 🙂

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  2. I like ‘green silk’. That dignifies what was a rather unattractive piece of water! And I quite see what you mean about the Chinese silk embroidery, I hadn’t looked at the ducks that way. I’m never sure if that blurry background effect is what is meant by ‘bokeh’, nor whether ‘bokeh’ implies a stylish or a disappointing photo!

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