Sunday, April 11, 2021

First Capture of Mandarin Duck;w Lucky I was♬

*Mandarin Duck Couple*

I was really happy for this unexpected first encounter♬ We have a saying called "Mandarin Duck Couple".  The Japanese name for the Mandarin Duck is "Oshidori", which means "beloved birds". I found this page which has beautiful pictures and great explanation about this bird. I will quote an explanation a little of this bird from the PC page. 

 In the Orient, there is a special story that the Buddha had once reincarnated as a Mandarin Duck and in Chinese culture there is the story of the “Pledge of the Mandarin Duck couple”. In Japan we have a special love for the Mandarin in art and culture.

Almost overjoyed (^.^)

Colorful left side is male and right side is female;






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14 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous couple! Their colors are so unique.

    It's terrific to see you at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

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  2. Dearest Miyako,
    Stunning Mandarin duck photos.
    You sure got lucky with the weather, light and all.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  3. Miyako - thanks for explaining why these ducks are so meaningful in your culture. They are spectacular, and you photographed them well! I am so happy to see these terrific creatures at Mosaic Monday!

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  4. Wow, your ducks are so pretty. Happy mosaic Monday. I am #12 on the linky today.

    Much💛love

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  5. Not only are these bright colors Mandarin ducks beautiful (I feel sorry for the females:)), but also the place where you saw them. A beautiful place. Thank you so much for sharing them with All Seasons! Also I love your comments. That gives me a wonderful connection with you. Thank you so much for taking the time! Have a beautiful week, Jesh

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  6. Miyako, you took some lovely photos there. I have never seen those ducks, they are so lovely! :)

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  7. The ducks are certainly pretty. Some very interesting pics!

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  8. Miyako, What a colorful and beautiful couple! Mandarin ducks I have not seen before. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D

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  9. Beauty is obviously a subjective judgement, but a case could be made that it is the most beautiful duck in the world.

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  10. Lovely images of a lovely looking species

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  11. Wow - stunning photos of Mandarin ducks. Never seen them live. Wishing a lovely weekend Miyako.

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  12. An exquisit coloured bird. Have a lovely weekend.

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