Thursday, June 20, 2019

Some spring ducklings.

Though I have been spending time with, photographing and feeding the ducks & pals at King's pond,  and haven't published any photos, I finally decided to get a few pics up that I shot the other day!  I'll put up a couple posts, but thought I'd start out with some of the spring ducklings.

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This weird looking pic is of a duckling being grabbed by an adult female duck. She and another female battled all over King's pond, one grabbing the duckling, then the other.  Very dramatic!  Eventually the battle stopped and the duckling swam off  towards one mom- seemingly un-injured - and the females joined their other own groups of ducklings. The image is a bit over-sharpened, but the mums were really moving fast all around the pond.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Pics from the other day at the park - ducks being a bit mellow, and lots of browns..


By the way, no, these are not all the same ducks!  
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This pic is actually from this last February.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

A few more pics.

As long as I'm going through my pics from the other day....here are a few more.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

In the fall

Most of these pics are of Hooded Mergansers.  I know they're not ducks, but they do hang around together, and the Mergansers are SO skittish that it took some time to get their pics, especially with the light and reflections in the water just right.  Some post processing, but nothing that fakes up the images, just clarifies.

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Ducks in a row!






...and for good measure....an American Wigeon...
The only manipulation on this (and the other) photo is some brightness and contrast control, and sharpening.



Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Ducks of summer.....hanging out in the shade.


A few ducks hanging out in the shade at the park.

Looking demure...



This pic and below are the same duck, but with different reflections.....I just liked both....cute!



Wednesday, June 04, 2014

In the spring.....mostly moms & ducklings.

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Just hanging out.






Thinking about the future?


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A couple of more recent pics.



Feeling a little out of place!!!

Dropping the water levels to eventually clean out the pond.