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Registered: August 2010
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Apricot wood duck with new babies; I suspect she is an escapee, but she has been living on this lake for over a year now, with her normal colored mate. She is not quite as flighty as the other wood ducks, which makes me think she may have been bred in captivity.
· Date: Wed May 25, 2011 · Views: 507 ·
Keywords: Tuscawilla,
Camera Make / Model: Nikon D7000
Lens Make / Focal Length: Nikon 70 -300mm VR
State / County / Area Image Taken: Marion County, Fl
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United States of America
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Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,711
Wed May 25, 2011 6:20pm

What a handful with 12 little ducklings... goodly contrast in the color of the little ones... a couple have the lightness of the mother's plumage while others have the darker coloring of the father. The contrast between mother and ducklings and the darker water helps to make the family stand out strongly in the image.

Phil Bolton

Registered: March 2011
Wed May 25, 2011 8:01pm

What a responsibility to have take all those kids out! And what a good job she's doing. Very nice colours especially around the mum's eye and beak.
Wed May 25, 2011 9:43pm

Superb capture! I've never seen one this color.

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,497
Thu May 26, 2011 12:33am

Fantastic details here - your focus was spot on. Especially like the individual ripples of water implying movement of these baby ducks and their mom. I'll bet having that many babies would drive a mother "QUACKERS". Sorry about that - just couldn't help myself.

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,659
Thu May 26, 2011 3:23pm

Unusual for me to comment on an image that relies solely on the "Ah" factor. However this does not rely on the ah factor.
The exposure, colour and sharpness are spot-on, in spite of the high contrast lighting.

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 62
Fri May 27, 2011 1:49pm


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