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Off with you!

Posted by
Maxine (Christchurch, New Zealand) on 8 January 2009 in Animal & Insect.

the drake came too close to the ducklings and the mother duck promptly sent him packing. i think the wing colors are almost like beauty and defiance in the face of adversity.

Canon EOS 400D 1/125 second F/5.0 ISO 400 75 mm

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John from Nevada City, Calif, United States

Great nature photos. You were quick to get the drake.


8 Jan 2009 5:31am

@John: Hehehe I nearly dropped the camera in the rush!

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

Great shot Max. Hope you are well after a busy silly season

8 Jan 2009 6:16am

@jamesy: Thanks Deb, exhausted actually, work has been diabolical!!!!

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

a fine moment to capture!

8 Jan 2009 7:06am

@Dimitrios: thanks Dimitrios, never get between mothers and babies!

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Wow Max...brilliant capture...well done!

8 Jan 2009 9:06am

@Linerberry: Thanks C, it was just about camera in the water stuff in the rush to get this one!

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

Great! Prompt for action!!!

8 Jan 2009 12:17pm

@Rui: Yes, had to be very quick, nearly missed it.

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

An interesting composition with a sharp and a blurry bird…

8 Jan 2009 7:29pm

@Calusarus: I am so relieved the drake came out well, it was grab camera and shoot , no time to think about settings!

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

You did so well to capture this. Those colours of plumage are magnificent

8 Jan 2009 7:46pm

@EYES WIDE SHUT: Yes the plumage surprised me, you hardly ever see them from this angle!

manel from Girona, Spain

Maxine, me gusta mucho. Colorido, texturas, reflejos... Enhorabuena.

8 Jan 2009 9:07pm

@manel: Thankyou Manel!!

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

A good action shot Max, I like the reflection of all that summer greenery.

8 Jan 2009 9:33pm

@Observing: Yes that was accidental to this shot, but came out well.

Charles from New York, United States

Gorgeous colors on the wing. That is one feisty little duck!

8 Jan 2009 10:46pm

@Charles: Sure is and little is the word!

-1q5yChØt!c- from karaj, Iran

well capture and nice details :)

8 Jan 2009 11:57pm

@-1q5yChØt!c-: Thankyou karaj!

Yonatan from Bronx, United States

This one's a beauty.

30 Jan 2009 2:25am

Canon EOS 400D
1/125 second
ISO 400
75 mm