Saturday, January 2, 2010

Don't you know you're floating with the King? III

On December 28th, after I shot the sunrise over Thacher Island, I drove over to Bass Rocks and found the King Eider biding his time. Here he is in the morning light. He is looking dapper after completing the molt that he was going through last November.

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse



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21 comments:

madcobug said...

A beautiful shot of a beautiful duck. Helen

Kelly said...

He is gorgeous!! I love his colorful bill--that would be fun to paint!!

Kelly said...

p.s. I loved your Harlequin duck photos. They are so beautiful--a great end to 2009. Happy New Year!

Chris said...

Hi Steve,
Happy new year to you too... This king is a real king, the shots are beautiful and the light is sumptuous....
Just answering your comment on my blog, remember this is not a early morning light, the shots were taken at 2PM!!! We have early morning light all around the day nowadays ;-)

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful shots of the King Eider, It would be a newbie for me, great sighting. Are they regular visitors in your area?

i beati said...

regal beauty

Pamela said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!!

I wish I knew how to get my pics that big on my blog.

GREAT JOB!

Pam

Craig Glenn said...

What beautiful ducks Steve. Well captured also.

Craig

Joops said...

Cool shots!

My first time joining this meme,hope you can take a peek on my first CC entry. Have a great weekend!

Kerri said...

He's a beauty!

Teena in Toronto said...

Nice shots!

Happy new year!

I played too :)

Michael said...

Great duck shots.

ellen said...

What a great entry you have! Wishing you all the best this year. God Bless you and your family.

Mine is up! Hope to see you. Your comment is much appreciated.

Indrani said...

Fantastic captures!

I wish you and all your loved ones a Very Happy and Safe 2010! :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

LOL!! I am glad we dont have to molt as I think it must itch. :)

rinelle said...

awesome! wishing you all the best in 2010! mine is up. see yah.

rinzo said...

happy camera critters! visit my 2nd entry! happy new year!

Eve said...

Well, there's another duck I would love to see.

Hilke Breder said...

Wonderful shot! I am really envious. As soon as the weather clears I am going to out there looking for it.

Stine in Ontario said...

I very much like the light in these shots!

Mojo said...

Still trying to catch up with everybody from being down on the water here for a few days with limited time for internet activities. But this is an impressive guy here. If I remember, Eider down used to be the fluff of choice in high end cold-weather gear. Guess he doesn't mind the cold much does he?

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