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One little duck doing what it ought to!

Posted by
Maxine (Christchurch, New Zealand) on 4 January 2009 in Animal & Insect.

Richard and I spent a pleasant few hours in the Botanic Gardens of Christchurch,SI of NZ. The ducklings were so sweet and they were really enjoying themselves diving and playing.this one had just been underwater diving.

Canon EOS 400D 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 400 300 mm

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Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Oh what a cutie Max:-) and you caught all the little drops of water too, wonderful:-)

4 Jan 2009 5:59am

Maxine from Rangiora, New Zealand

He is so sweet. Catch up time soon.

4 Jan 2009 6:01am

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

What a little cutie. A delightful image

4 Jan 2009 8:07am

@EYES WIDE SHUT: Thanks , we had such fun watching these wee ducklings,- simple pleasures!

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Maybe a mate, for this one

4 Jan 2009 8:38am

@Calusarus: Yes indeed Calusarus, in a years time maybe!

zahai from Berlin, Germany

Beautiful detail and capture. Very nicely done, love the reflections and the drops of water on the feathers... :)

4 Jan 2009 9:39am

@zahai: Thanks Zahai!

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

a most adorable close up!

4 Jan 2009 10:39am

@Dimitrios: thanks Dimitrios!

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

So cute! Love this photo. Composition and colours are fantastic!

4 Jan 2009 2:14pm

@Giovanni: Thankyou Giovanni! from you this is praise indeed.

MaryP from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Lovely little creature, you have captured him/her well.Nice background too.

4 Jan 2009 3:37pm

@MaryP: thankyou Mary,

Veronelle from Lens, France

lovely capture

4 Jan 2009 4:38pm

@Veronelle: Merci Veronelle!

Charles from New York, United States

Nice shot Max. I love the water droplets on his/her back.

4 Jan 2009 7:22pm

@Charles: So do I , they were ducking and diving and having such fun!

manel from Girona, Spain

Ohhh!!! que patito más "tierno". Preciosa.

4 Jan 2009 7:46pm

@manel: They are truly precious Manel Thankyou!

JJ from Jersey City, United States

So cute and captured beautifully with the water drops ;)

5 Jan 2009 1:10am

@JJ: Thankyou JJ, he had been diving so hadnot yet dried off.

Kathryn from Warburton, Australia

Hey Maxine!! it's been a while but i am back! this is just gorgeous! I like how you have made the focus rest on the duckling's face.

5 Jan 2009 1:21am

@Kathryn: hey hey its Kathryn! welcome back girl! Thanks!

Kenton from Calgary, Canada

Very cute! Great detail.

5 Jan 2009 4:35am

@Kenton: Thanks kenton!

willow from Chelsea, United States

Precious! The water and the little bits of something green on his face are great details.

6 Jan 2009 5:21pm

@willow: Thankyou Willow, the green face I loved as well, sort of like a childs grubby and happy face.

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

so cute! faaaabulous shot! adorable!

23 Jan 2009 10:51pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/200 second
ISO 400
300 mm