Thanks for your ever welcome critique/comments.
I slipped to mention to Janice just now that the both of you have a handful of exceptional postings on Mr. & Ms. Mandarin. I too have some Ms. Mandarin shots that I still might share in the future.
I almost tramped in the trap of thinking she was a different he, as she is so colourful that I never stopped for a moment to think that it might not be a drake but a duck. Until I saw your photos a couple of days ago and you unknowingly cleared the matter for me.
Chi-Ling Mandarin Duck (41) *