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Discussion in 'Nature' started by texascbx, May 31, 2011.
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". Your second was the prefect moment!
Here's a couple of (well trained) wild UK Ducks, (Mallards)
So much more circumspect, Bill. Must be those wild Texans that Ricky's got.
very conservative - they never bathe in public
I'm sure not, Bill. It's important that some of our duck friends retain a sense of propriety.
and they always "keep a look out" for each other
and "The King" Elvis - keeps an eye on everyone
here he is "leaving the building"
He was my favourite Duck
Hello Ricky, those Texas ducks are strangley colored. Canadian ducks look like French ducks
I like ducks. The locals have been feeding this lot, she RAN toward me but paused immediately when I showed my empty hands.
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.
feeding the ducks
I was at the park taking a few shots of the baby ducks
A family showed up and started feeding them
There's something so endearing about ducks - especially the babies.
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.
Two ducks on a log
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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.
NEX 3 kit zoom