Tuesday, 28 April 2009

The One That Got Away




There was something about the reflections on the water that made me take this photo when I was passing this ornamental pond.
It is quite near the sea and unfortunately, when ducklings hatch out they are seized and eaten by seagulls, so the locals tell me. However, this fine drake was one of the lucky ones, as he obviously got away with his life when he was young!


Why not visit my son Sam's blog and see the lovely photo of a duck that he took with his new camera!

33 comments:

Drowsey Monkey said...

Very cool photo and such a pretty duck.

VALKYRIEN said...

Pretty duck - and very beautiful reflections on the water! Love it!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Absolutely fantastic foto! :-) A beautiful duck! Bravo!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

The green head of the drake matches that of the reflection. Beautiful!

Stephen Baird said...

very cool. great job. thanks for visiting nikonsniper.
keep shooting!
nikonsniper steve

Kilauea Poetry said...

I love ducks..this is pretty gliding along the water. I'd like to get myself some again- Cheers-

Jeni said...

Love the picture -the glimmering and shimmering of the water is really neat. So is the duck too, by the way!

Tricia said...

I just love that deep green color on their heads!

Guy D said...

Excellent shot Maggie May, I love the reflection.

Cheers
Guy
Regina In Pictures

lakeviewer said...

I never heard that before. Seagulls tend to be quite aggressive sometimes.

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

That is such a beautiful shot. It is so peaceful looking. It looks like an awarding winning picture to me.

Hilary said...

I love the reflection which joins the Mallard.. so lovely.

Granny on the Web said...

Lucky Ducky, then!

Love Granny

Suburbia said...

I see what you mean about the reflections, you have caught them well on film :)

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

so lovely, it looks like a painting....

Tulip said...

beautiful duck enjoying her swimming. nice captured.

mimi said...

awesome picture of a duck swimming in the pond.

Bina said...

Wow. I never thought I would say this, but that is a beatiful duck! Very nice picture.

Moannie said...

I really thought it was a painting. Beautiful.

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

That is a wonderful photo!

The Girl From Cherry Blossom Street said...

Isn't she a beauty!

Granny on the Web said...

Are you feeling better, Maggie?

Love Granny

The Things We Carried said...

what is happening? No photo! Blogger is eating them perhaps?

Over to Sam's place I go.

Akelamalu said...

That's a really stunning photography!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Great photo Maggie - love the reflections - very effective - glad the seagulls did not eat it when young!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Nice photo and those reflections are nice and interesting. Too bad about the little duckies. :-(

Rose said...

Beautiful photo, Maggie May. The reflections on the pond create quite an interesting effect. So sad about the baby ducks, though.

I was going to add a comment to your last post, but there were so many I thought you might not notice. The sock question is one of those mysteries of life that I long to have answered! I'm like your daughter and keep unmatched socks for awhile in the hopes their mates return to the nest someday. I'll throw them out after awhile, only to have a few mates then reappear!

The Explorer said...

the color of this duck is so cool, and the pond...very nice

Cheryl said...

Love that shot, the reflections are beautiful. So glad he was one of the lucky ones. I really like the theme Watery Wednesday, I might add a few as I LOVE water photos (and being around water).

Have a great weekend.
XXX

Nessa said...

That's a really great shot.

The Gossamer Woman said...

You're getting quite good at taking pictures, Maggie. I will watch what I take pictures of myself from now on.

XOX

bettyl said...

Good eye you have! It's a beautiful bird and the reflections make the picture complete.

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