Beautiful in So Many Ways

I've shown many Wood Duck pictures on this site in the last few years. You'd have to be an idiot not to recognize their beauty, after all.

In the past, it's always been the sheer beauty of their colors that has stood out for me. But I noticed a new beauty when Leslie pointed out the beautiful pattern on the back of the female wood duck. Once I'd seen that, it didn't take long to recognize the same beautiful pattern on the back of the male.

Wood Duck Pair

Small wonder so many people have been devoted in their attempts to help this threatened duck recover.

4 thoughts on “Beautiful in So Many Ways

  1. Hey, I must dig up a jpeg of a similar duck I photographed (well not so much photographed as – “took a picture” of, yeah I take pictures,) last spring on the running trail. Yes, I think I’ll post him (or her,) not sure which one is the gal and which one the guy. I’m assuming the flamboyant (and buoyant – ha,) one with the orange is the dude.

    Loren, I breathe in the beauty of your site’s nature photos and know that deep-down, all’s really well with the world. Thank you.

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