Ducks

Discussion in 'Nature' started by texascbx, May 31, 2011.

  1. texascbx

    texascbx SC Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

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    Charming, Ricky! I don't know what it is...but I have a think for ducks. Believe it or not, they remind me of my dogs...well, just one dog now. I think it's the dark eyes and long "snout".:biggrin: Your second was the prefect moment!
     
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  3. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
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    Here's a couple of (well trained) wild UK Ducks, (Mallards)

    eyes right

    then

    eyes left


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  4. BBW

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    So much more circumspect, Bill. Must be those wild Texans that Ricky's got.:wink:
     
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  5. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    very conservative - they never bathe in public
     
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  6. BBW

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    I'm sure not, Bill. It's important that some of our duck friends retain a sense of propriety.
     
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  7. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    and they always "keep a look out" for each other

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  8. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    and "The King" Elvis - keeps an eye on everyone

    here he is "leaving the building"

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    He was my favourite Duck
     
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  9. summerkl

    summerkl SC Veteran

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    Hello Ricky, those Texas ducks are strangley colored. Canadian ducks look like French ducks :)

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  10. kyteflyer

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    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
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    I like ducks. The locals have been feeding this lot, she RAN toward me but paused immediately when I showed my empty hands.

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    Apologies to those who have difficulty seeing imageshack images... I have decided that I don't necessarily want to use flickr for images submitted to forums.
     
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  11. feeding the ducks

    I was at the park taking a few shots of the baby ducks

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    A family showed up and started feeding them

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  12. BBW

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    There's something so endearing about ducks - especially the babies.
     
  13. texascbx

    texascbx SC Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    I have ten of them now. Babies that is. Nine hatched under the mother. One egg got kicked out of the nest and he struggled for a couple of hours trying to get out of his shell. I read that if they are too weak to get out on their own, let God sort it out.

    I could not help it though so I brought him in the house and peeled the little quacker out of his shell. He gained his strength on a plastic bag covered heating pad and he is now out with the rest of the mob. He is bigger than the rest after a week now so I guess I did good.
     
  14. kathyh

    kathyh SC Top Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    Jul 13, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
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    Two ducks on a log

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/54936360@N04/5898011196/" title="Two ducks - b&amp;w by kh1942, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1000" height="750" alt="Two ducks - b&amp;w"></a>

    and the colour version. Couldn't make up my which I liked best.

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    Taken with the G1 and 90mm 2.8 Leica.
     
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  15. Bugleone

    Bugleone SC Regular

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    Jun 1, 2011
    England
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    NEX 3 kit zoom
     
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