December Twelfth Photo a Day: Not Dead ~ or ~ Seen on a Walk

Not Dead ~ or ~ Seen on a Walk

The color contrasts between the pond algae and the busily-munching-algae duck were irresistible — the walk stopped as I snapped away. Not once did I manage to capture this guy sitting up, classic duck style. To be fair, he rarely stopped gobbling.

The texture and sheen of those wing and back feathers look so beautiful to me. If I were a painter, I’d paint those luscious colors, this lovely bird. Maybe sitting up, classic duck style. But maybe not.

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Comment by catch-22 on December 12, 2017 at 7:58pm

What is it like, do you think, to live with an emerald head?

Comment by moki ikom on December 12, 2017 at 9:27pm

ie, to live with a head that appears to our human eye as emerald though in fact is absorbing all else in our visible spectrum of the whole

Comment by Steel Breeze on December 13, 2017 at 5:30am

R&L..

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on December 13, 2017 at 5:34am

Gorgeous photo, Anna.

Comment by Steel Breeze on December 13, 2017 at 5:38am

thought about buying my first ever camera last week......but bought a new welder instead..

Comment by Boanerges on December 13, 2017 at 8:02am

Sure looked dead to me, until I looked more closely: Colours are too vibrant for a deceased creature. Good photo grab, JT.

Comment by Anna Herrington on December 13, 2017 at 9:45am

Thanks guys ~

yes, this photo is all about the colors....

An emerald head. Someone more clever than I might go off in verse. Like you, catch  : ) 

While my sedentary and still sleepy mind immediately thought of the Emerald Triangle and the Green Curtain that the traditional old pot growing areas like Humboldt County, Ca. near here are known...

Far too cloudy a green to be compared with emeralds, imho.

Thanks for coming by, all ~

Comment by Foolish Monkey on December 13, 2017 at 12:44pm

they are special, birds.  and that emerald head - utterly dazzling to us but so ordinary to them. 

and they can fly.

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