Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Dusk and ducks

I so do not like darkness falling upon us an hour earlier now.  It feels that the afternoon barely gets started and it's night time.

~sigh~

But then you get afternoon light that makes for photos like this.  So, how can I complain.


I was rummaging through my photos for World Bird Wednesday and I had forgotten that I had taken some of the wildlife in VondelPark in Amsterdam.  I have no idea the names of these lovely duckies but I loved their unusual colors and black eyes!  Anyone know their names?




 

 I think these pups also find them quite interesting ... but for different reasons, I imagine!


Hope your week is going well.  I can't believe it's only two weeks until Thanksgiving.  Seems like I was just basking in summer days.

Later friends,


53 comments:

Jill said...

Such beautiful photos! I can't help with the name of the duck but it sure is an interesting one.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, WOW!! That first shot is awesome indeed -- makes fall worthwhile doesn't it? I love these colorful ducks! Your photos are superb as always, Reena! I don't like Daylight Savings Time either! The days are so short now!! Hope your week is going well -- even with the short days!

Sylvia

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful evening photo! and love the exotic ducks! hope someone from Europe will be able to help you out with the i.d. :)

Hilary said...

Can't help you with the duck ID but they sure are beautiful as is that first image.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

*yawn* I can barely stay awake until 7:30!! How bad is that?

Love your photos and I also have no idea on the ducks. I bet someone will come up with the answer soon. I'd Google it for you but I'm just too tired with this time change:-)

Ginny said...

Your first picture is so stunning!!! I hate it when it gets dark early, too. I don't know why we can't just keep daylight savings time all year. The day IS just started and then it gets dark. Love the ducks, I have never seen any like them, let us know if you find out what they are!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

I don't know those ducks.

bill lisleman said...

I did a few minutes on google image with your duck but no duck luck. It's not a wood duck which are very pretty also.

mick said...

A great series of photos. The color is all the photos is just beautiful.

Valerie said...

Pure gold Reena. Thanks for sharing your talents.

holdingmoments said...

Egyptian Geese Reena.
An African species that was introduced to parts of Europe in the 18th century, and now breed in a lot of areas.

Lovely captures.

Bob Bushell said...

Egyptian Goose. I love 'em.

Fotokarusellen said...

A very beautiful set of pictures. The first one is stunning. Perfect light and color. Wonderful photo work.

Dianne said...

You have captured a special moment Reena - with a touch of the ethereal!

ladyfi said...

Oh, what magical light!

I too find it hard now that it is getting dark so early.

Madi and Mom said...

An absolutely breathtaking sunset.
Fall sunrises and sunsets are my favorite. I don't recognize the ducks but it appears the puppies recognize them. LOL

I was fortunate enough to capture a beautiful picture of a Great Blue Heron yesterday.
Hugs C

Liz said...

Great shots!! I love the way you have caught the sun on the water... just stunning!!

Arija said...

Those ducks look utterly unreal, like a child had painted trepans.
Great shots.

My Journey With Candida said...

What a beautiful sunset!! Your pups sure want those ducks BAD!!!

Woody said...

The 2nd duck shot with the fall colors reflection is great as is the 3rd with the floating leaves. Whoa there puppies!

Linda R. said...

That sunset is beautiful. And what cool looking ducks. Even the dogies like them..

Hugs, Linda

Springman said...

Oh Reena, the stories I could tell about hanging out in Vondel Park, Amsterdam back in 72-73. My worldly education started there!
That first shot, has the Dutch Masters written all over it, sublime light!
Yes, I am adjusting to the Fall Back and the short afternoon too and not very well. Early to bed, early to rise these days!
Cheers!

Ivanhoe said...

Fall is beautiful! Too bad that winter is just behind the corner. Brrrrrrr.... :) Have a great Wednesday!

Daryl said...

LOVE that autumnal shot .. what effect did you use?

No idea what sort of ducks they are .. and I love those pups ...

Jennifer Richardson said...

yes, the glorious end-of-day light
seems to make up
for it's scarcity.
And your photos are golden:)
thanks for the beautiful share,
Jen

Ms. Becky said...

the first shot is wonderful - atmospheric and I know the feel of the day by looking at it. great capture Reena. I don't know what kind of ducks they are, but I love the rings around their eyes. and the reflections are awesome. happy day to you Reena.

NatureFootstep said...

I agree with Holdingmoments

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_Goose

Sandra said...

me thinks the beautiful pups are thinking of Thanksgiving Duck on the menu... they are amazing and beautiful, dogs and ducks.

Hilke Breder said...

Nice photo of an Egyptian Goose, a stunning bird, particularly on that coppery water. I remember the first time I saw one in Germany. I sneaked up to it to take a photo and found that it was quite tame; and later found that it wasn't a rarity at all but an introduced species. Big disappointment!

Pat Ulrich said...

Lovely shots of the goose -- the dogs are cute too!

Marilyn said...

Wonderful photo in the afternoon light. I always love your subject matter and processing.

S. Etole said...

Such deep, rich color in these.

Andrew said...

Wonderful images to see Reena..

Gary said...

Impressive aren't they? Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

EG Wow said...

The days do seem awfully short, though I DO like the longer mornings even if the afternoons have been cut.

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful photos, the reflected colours in the water are great.

Ann said...

I so agree with not liking it getting dark early. I was sitting here at 6:00 last night thinking it must be almost time to go to bed.
I don't know what kind of duck that is but it sure is pretty

latebloomerbuds said...

Those ducks are gorgeous!! Beautiful photos, all of them. Margie

heyBJK said...

Beautiful photos, Reena! That's a very different looking duck. I like it!

Pat said...

Reena , that first photo just took my breath away - so gorgeous! The ducks are beautiful, with the glittering light and reflections as are the two dogs on the bank!

Birdman said...

Ya, I have their name.... fricken UGLY! hahahaha

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

When you said it's two weeks until Thanksgiving -- I'm like "what?" No way! But it is. You are right -- where the heck is our year going?

This is an Egyptian Goose -- here's a link with a photo gallery. Looked like a duck to me too!

http://www.surfbirds.com/cgi-bin/gallery/search2.cgi?species=Egyptian+Goose

Debbie said...

i like the earlier sunrises but the evenings are long!!

your first photo is just gorgeous, the setting sun forms a perfect heart!!

very pretty "geese", they sure do look like ducks!!

Michaele said...

Well goose or duck - they are amazing! You post the neatest things! Are those your dogs?

Kamana said...

never seen a duck with dark circles around their eyes.

Tracey N. said...

Each and every one of your pictures is incredible! I have never seen these birds before. They are lovely. Your dogs are beautiful too!!

Larry said...

Beautiful shots of the goose Reena! I love that second one with the golden background!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - other people have stolen my chance to show off! Such is life. Very nice bird all the same.

Stewart M - Australia

Kanelstrand said...

Haha, I loved the dogs and their anticipating look to the water!

bobbybegood1 said...

Breathtaking shot of sunset. Nope don't know name of ducks, but they are just "ducky." You must be a "Summer" child - you seem to not be able to get over it that it's gone, but it will return, sweetie - I promise. My week is going great. And yours? Cheers!!

Suldog said...

The only thing I know about ducks, I'm afraid, is that they taste wonderful with orange sauce.

I just now noticed that you had a link for me on your sidebar. Thank you! I've reciprocated.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I, too, dislike the early darkness. Especially since I'm locked inside an office all day, only seeing the sun at lunch time. :/

Wish I could help you ID those ducks. They are so cool looking!! Great shots. :)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Reena, that is such a gorgeous shot of the sun. I love the colors. I heard someone say 2 weeks until Thanksgiving today and I was a bit surprised!