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It was a very cold day in Belgium today. I found this precious duo in a park in Brussels. These birds were amazingly colorful and beautiful.

It made a perfect contrast with the pale frozen lake. The bird on the right is a Mandarin Duck.

According to an old woman who goes to the lake every day, the 2 animals became friends and stay together all the time. Lovely couple!

(The above photo has been shot with the Samsung NX10)
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It is Freezing

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

It is freezing
We are going nowhere
Coldness in breezing
Gathering around here
We just walk the lake
On a frozen day
Together quack quack make
On our walking way

It is dark still
Even thou its noon
And a bit more chill
Is coming in soon
We together are close
Friends indeed are we
As the bitter grows
Winter becomes breezy

It is sub-zeros
Or so men have told
All of us are heroes
That to hope must hold
And we are never lonely
If we together are
One for each here only
Below a brightly star
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:iconmadartman0817:
MadArtMan0817 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. they never leave their side? This is pretty cool and I do agree on their colorful look~
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:iconbackwardscrow:
BackwardsCrow Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
this is gorgeous!! love the colorfulness of the ducks =D
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:iconmagicbirdie:
MagicBirdie Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful shot, it's so striking
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:iconparticleinthebox:
ParticleInTheBox Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Even the ducks are blue eyes!
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:iconbevmouse:
bevmouse Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute! :3
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:iconmyronavitch:
Myronavitch Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
So nice to see this amazing pair of good friends in a world swirling in turmoil.
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:iconlavalamp-genie:
lavalamp-genie Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Beautiful picture.
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:icondaggerman2009:
Daggerman2009 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! The bird's colors remind me of a Van Gogh!
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:icongulcandevran:
gulcandevran Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
they are lovely !!!
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:icondazdn:
dazdn Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
That is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing this.
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:iconbommer29:
bommer29 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
woah, they have awesome eyes
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:iconsuhsha:
suhsha Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
..Extemely creative and aware u are..
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:iconmodoimoda:
modoimoda Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
colorful birds :D
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:iconmailde:
Mailde Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Nature Rocks!
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:iconglowworm56:
glowworm56 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
What a colorful pair--although I don't know what kind of bird the one on the left is--but it is awesome!
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:iconshizuku-uzu:
Shizuku-Uzu Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
lovely colours!! very! :iconilikeitplz:
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
hi!your work is featured in my latest journal.
hope you don't mind!
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:iconjacksl:
jacksl Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! You have been featured here...[link] :heart:
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:iconnaanya:
Naanya Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Wow amazing and beautifull animals :D <3
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:iconhouthakker:
houthakker Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
mooie mandarijneend
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:iconthehakunamatataway:
TheHakunamatataWay Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ARe these animals in Belgium?
WOW!
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:iconbandgeek9723:
BandGeek9723 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
Those are a lot brighter than the animals we get around here. Nice capture.
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:iconyerfdog5:
Yerfdog5 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Good one - yes it is a Mandarin, but I do not know what breed the goose is.
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:icontofu123:
Tofu123 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
WOWOW! This picture is amazing! The designs around the birds' eyes attract much attention, and they are both looking straight to the side... How?? :O wonderful...
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:iconmterm775:
MTERM775 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
beautiful!
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:iconmalakuko:
Malakuko Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
ah thats so nice :D there such a nice pair
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:iconrhonda-young:
Rhonda-Young Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous! The colors are so vibrant! :)
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:iconjvarriano:
JVarriano Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful colors and composition as always!
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:iconarteater1:
arteater1 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Wow, what a couple of beauties huh?? Never saw anything like them before.
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:iconcheetahsintheearth:
cheetahsintheearth Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
oh my goodness! i love how you got all that color in front of such a dull background, it gives it a nice look,
could you submit this to the group #spots-and-stripes please? it looks amazing! plus, i'd love if you'd join :D
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:iconlyghtkeepr:
lyghtkeepr Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
the colors are so striking
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:icon1spirit:
1spirit Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Very nice shot, Clear and crisp! Very cool looking subjects also!
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:iconsonicuser:
sonicuser Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
that pair is both beautiful and creepy
don't think i've ever seen a bird like that
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:icontaytonclait:
Taytonclait Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I recognized the duck, but what is that bird on the left? Some sort of coot?
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:iconskreenxxx:
skreenxxx Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
like i said in facebook : they are so perfect ! cute cuteee
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:iconwillawalo:
WillaWalo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow those ducks are beautiful! Great shot!
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:iconlunagata:
lunagata Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Oh, lovely colours! Such a shame I don't get to see birds that colourful where I live. :'(
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:iconshamelessmagic:
ShamelessMagic Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Student Filmographer
Both a very brilliantly colored birds. I especially like the eye color on the left one. :)
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:iconconworth:
conworth Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow I never saw birds like that in the Netherlands, or anywhere else in Europe for that matter.
And to think, they were just over the border....
Wonderful work as always!
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:iconbadrob0t:
badRob0t Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Cool ducks!!!

Great Shot!
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:iconinobras:
inObrAS Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
:heart::nod:
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:iconnicbell:
Nicbell Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Cute!! ^^ Really nice!!
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:iconheyhunnybunny:
HeyHunnyBunny Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
colors ale magnetic! :)
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:iconplupluche:
plupluche Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Trs belles couleurs.
gauche, a ressemble une ouette d'Egypte mais je suis pas du tout sr de moi.
Faut montrer ta photo Oiseau mag, a devrait plaire. Et puis, on serait quel est ce fichu piaf gauche comme a ![link]
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:iconh3design:
h3design Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
great! they nearly look unreal :)
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:iconrowena-silver:
Rowena-Silver Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Amazing birds!
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:iconthetaoengine:
TheTaoEngine Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
OMG this is SOOO amazing! :wow:
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:iconhopeofmysoul:
Hopeofmysoul Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Student General Artist
Gorgeous Shot!
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:iconshadowofsoulxx:
shadowofsoulxx Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
is it drawing?
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:iconantoniologic:
Antoniologic Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
COOL!
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