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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.

Juvenile wood duck

Juvenile wood duck

Here’s another wood duck, this one a little older but still not displaying all the bright colors the wood duck is famous for.

Young wood duck

Young wood duck

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.

Female mallard duck

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!

Mallard duck couple

Mallard duck couple

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About Milka Pejovic

I'm a freelance writer, artist and photographer. I write mostly for business, not enough for pleasure, and I take a lot of pictures of the world around me.

10 responses »

  1. Carrie Rubin says:

    I love the reflections of the ducks in the water. Very nice effect!

  2. Catherine Johnson says:

    I’ve always loved the colours of the male mallard. Super shots!

  3. […] the other day and since I had brought my camera, I thought I’d trying taking a few pictures. Since last time I photographed ducks, I mostly managed to snap mallard ducks, I thought I’d try to focus on wood ducks this […]

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