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Smiling Ducks


Smiling Ducks
Photo Information
Copyright: John Reasbeck (ubc64) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 25 N: 122] (555)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-11
Categories: Humorous, Nature
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-300 AF-S VR 4.5-5.6 IF ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-15 10:12
Viewed: 1519
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It's SATURDAY, at least, it is in North America. So, I thought that a happy shot would be appropriate. I was walking down by one of the local ponds, when I saw a pair of Mallards. There was a second male Mallard steaming towards them from the right, off the picture. The pair of Mallards was starting to get a little concerned that the new guy was getting a little too close -- in breeding season, it's never good when another male tries to get too friendly. There was much quacking, as the maverick male drew closer. I focused on the pair, because it was clear that there was going to be a little action here. In fact, they abruptly flew away when the second male was right on top of them, and I got my action shot. I also got a bonus shot; as I was going over my photos later, I saw this one with both ducks seemingly smiling, as they quacked their concern.

So, for all TL members who could use some cheering up, I offer these "Smiling Ducks". HAPPY SATURDAY, or HAPPY SUNDAY, as the case may be!

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To naturelover: Thanks, Janice!ubc64 1 06-02 23:49
To gaillarde: Merci!ubc64 1 05-19 21:26
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Bonjour John
Image bien sympathique avec ce couple qui a l'air de se raconter une histoire bien drôle... Ça manque un peu de netteté mais c'est tellement rafraîchissant!!!
Merci pour le partage.Catherine

Hello John,

ÔÔ!!! J'aime beaucoup cette image, l'eau qui se trouve sous ce merveilleux couple de canard, donne une jolie impression de peinture.
Juste une lumière douce sur leurs plumes.
Tendre capture paisible. Merci pour ce partage.
Belle semaine à vous.
Yolande

Hi John
What a cute portrait of these two mallards with their mouths open. They seem to be in sync, maybe that's why they are a couple. Thanks for making me smile today.
Janice

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