Friday, May 27, 2011

Weekend Reflections: Ducklings

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For some time now, I’ve only been seeing the male mallards swimming about in the river playing grass widowers. (Just for once, I wish I was writing this in Swedish, because the Swedish name for mallard translates “grass duck”.)

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Yesterday, however, I noticed some females were back… With their babies! (Just in time for Mother’s Day here in Sweden.)

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Not easy to catch with camera, though!  There were so many reflections in the water that they made themselves almost invisible. How many ducklings can you see in picture below?

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There are five little ones + mummy

Photography lesson learned: Even though I now have a camera with more zoom capacity, before I have zoomed in, the birds have disappeared way out of my focus!
– LOL –

10 comments:

  1. I counted them and got all five, so cute!!! I have a Super Zoom, and always loose things when I'm zoomed, I have to back out to find them.

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  2. Always good for the 'ahhhh' factor!

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  3. Oh, yes! Definitely good for the AH!!! factor! Love those little ones and it is such a serene capture, great reflections for the day! Have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  4. Beautiful captures! I love
    those lovely ducklings!!

    Trevlig helg :)

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  5. The ducklings are so sweet! I haven't seen ant mallard ducklings yet, but I have seen merganser ducklings, which I am posting tomorrow. I love the name 'grass ducks," which I will now be thinking the next time I see mallards. :)

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  6. O the ducklings are so gorgeous! Like little fluffy toys on the move!

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