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It was a beautiful day yesterday and I decided it would be a great opportunity to take my youngest to our local ponds and feed the ducks. There have been lots of babies born this spring and they are growing very fast. So fast, most of them look like adults now. Well, expect for this juvenile wood duck, who displays plenty of down feathers still.
Here’s another wood duck, this one a little older but still not displaying all the bright colors the wood duck is famous for.
Of course, the most common duck there is the mallard. The female mallard duck features mostly plain brown feathers but I love how the early morning light reflects the bright blue sky into the dark water to give it a beautiful blue hue. A nice contrast with the bland feathers of the female mallard duck.
There were tons of mallard ducks at the pond, and of course many duck couples. If you let them, they’d overtake the place. Oh wait, they already do!
I love the reflections of the ducks in the water. Very nice effect!
Thank you, I like them too! There were so many ducks, it was a challenge to capture the whole duck and its reflection without another duck in the way. Those little guys are pretty greedy.
Sounds like the Kardashians…
I’ll trust you on that one since I don’t have cable and I don’t watch their show. 🙂
Oh, no, I’ve never seen the show, and I don’t follow them. It just seemed like a good joke to make seeing as how they’re always in the news. 🙂 No reality TV for me!
Haha, then yes, those ducks definitely all wanted the spotlight yesterday. Or maybe they just wanted more food when we ran out…
I’ve always loved the colours of the male mallard. Super shots!
Thank you! I like the metallic green of the mallard but I really need to take nice photos of wood ducks because they have beautiful color patterns.
They are nice too, I’d never seen them before.
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