Indian spot-billed ducks

The left one just happened to cross the right one.
I was at the right place at the right time.
Nothing as romantic as it appears in the pi...
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The left one just happened to cross the right one.
I was at the right place at the right time.
Nothing as romantic as it appears in the picture.:)

The red and yellow spot at the base of the bill inspired the name of these Indian spot-billed ducks. They are usually found in pairs. In Maharashtra, they are known as Haldi kumkum.

(Just as we Hindu married women put Vemillon and turmeric dots on our foreheads as a blessing for our husband's presence.)

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Riverside, Pune, India
Winter season 2018
A bit modified trying 1 month of free --- DxO software.
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trainwoman Platinum
trainwoman December 16, 2018
Pretty girls
Aarti_Sachin_Soman December 18, 2018
haleyedge December 19, 2018
Aarti_Sachin_Soman December 19, 2018
Thank you Haley. :)
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marilynjlyon January 10, 2019
Super picture!
Aarti_Sachin_Soman January 10, 2019
Thank you Marilyn. :)
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kurtsnyder December 14, 2021
Very interesting ducks! Great sharp image!
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kurtsnyder August 28, 2022
I love the coloration of these ducks! Beautiful image Aarti! Kurt
Aarti_Sachin_Soman August 30, 2022
Thank you, Kurt. :)
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