Smile! The world is a beautiful place (^_^)


I haven’t yet found the #1 on my “duck wish list” (yes, I have such a list), but supposedly there are a few Mandarin ducks in The Netherlands so hopefully I’ll be able to post some pictures of those some time in the future… In the meantime, here are some other floating birds in Amsterdam.



24 responses

  1. Great photos Calee!

    May 27, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    • Thanks so much, Felix! I was happy to see a new post by you, it’s been a while πŸ˜€ And hope to see more soon!

      May 27, 2013 at 5:54 PM

  2. Graceful and elegant!

    May 27, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    • Thanks Rebecca! They look so clumsy when they walk on the ground, and so graceful and elegant in water πŸ™‚

      May 27, 2013 at 5:55 PM

  3. Nice collection! Did you have a good trip? πŸ™‚

    May 27, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    • Thanks so much, John! πŸ˜€ I had a wonderful time with friends, family and lots of sunshine!

      May 27, 2013 at 6:24 PM

  4. If a mandarin has turned up here in Norway I’m pretty sure they can survive somewhere in the Netherlands. Good Luck finding them. πŸ˜€

    May 27, 2013 at 6:27 PM

  5. Calee, the picture of the two dunking ducks are delightful!

    Blessings ~ Wendy

    May 27, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    • Thanks so much, Wendy! It always puts a smile on my face when I see them “diving” like that πŸ˜€

      May 27, 2013 at 6:49 PM

  6. Funny pictures πŸ™‚ especially the last one!

    May 27, 2013 at 7:23 PM

  7. Very nice. My favorite is the one with the brown eye patch and reflection. Waterfowl can be a lot fun – keep shooting and good luck!

    May 28, 2013 at 12:06 AM

  8. I understand the “duck list.” I still hope to see a wood duck someday. Your A,stream ducks are so different from our usual Mallard pond ducks here in the states. They have beautiful coloration.

    May 28, 2013 at 1:37 AM

    • Thanks Janet! Mallards are the most common ducks over here as well (they are the ones “diving” in the last frame), I was happy to find some more unusual species that day. πŸ™‚

      May 30, 2013 at 4:21 PM

  9. Always love the tails up!

    May 28, 2013 at 2:12 AM

  10. I love these, esepecially the last one. πŸ˜€

    May 28, 2013 at 3:03 AM

    • Thanks Dolce! I like the last one best too, it always makes me smile when I see them doing that πŸ™‚

      May 30, 2013 at 4:22 PM

  11. Great shots!!!

    May 28, 2013 at 4:27 PM

  12. Love this series Calee – beautiful shots. Aren’t the ducks fun to watch?

    May 29, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    • Thanks Mary! Yes, they are πŸ™‚ especially when they practice “synchronized diving”!

      May 30, 2013 at 4:23 PM

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