BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

MALLARD MAKEOVER

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This female mallard was drying off after a swim but those wayward feathers would not be tamed. She is moulting like many other birds at this point in the summer. It’s a vulnerable time as she can’t fly until her feathers are replaced. They’re excellent swimmers though and the lake provides a lot of reedy waterways to escape to.

24 thoughts on “MALLARD MAKEOVER

  1. She is gorgeous, I love all the detail you captured. Her smile put an instant smile on my face! 🙂

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  2. Great photo! I didn’t know that about the molting and not being able to fly.

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  3. Very nice! so many times Mallards are overlooked when photographing.

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  4. Beautiful and good clarity. I was not aware that she could not fly during moulting, thanks for sharing Belinda!

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  5. Nice perspective from behind and wonderful clarity, Belinda!

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  6. Lovely detail there Belinda,

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  7. I didn’t know that some birds that molt cannot fly. Impressive shot! 🙂

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  8. She looks smug, as if she has a secret.

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  9. She’s beautiful. 😌❤️🤗

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  10. Such clarity in this photograph: I could be looking at her through a window!

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