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Posts tagged “#ducks

Bird Portraits: Part 2

My second set of images in a series of local bird portraits I’ve taken over the past few years.

This time it’s a brown Muscovy Duck

(Please click on each photo for a larger view)

Slickhead Redface 1 blog

Red Face Duck In The Rain 1 blog

Redface Half Screen 1 blog

Red Face Duck 2 blog

Redface Slick 7 blog

Mudduck 2 blog

Mudduck 3 blog

Redface Slick 1 blog

Redface Slick 3 blog

Redface Slick 4 blog

Redface Slick 5 blog

Red Face Duck 3 blog

Redface Slick & Friend 1 blog


Bird Portraits: Part 1

The first in a series of local bird portraits I’ve taken over the past few years.

First up is the multicolored Muscovy Duck

(Please click on each photo for a larger view)

Painted Face Duck 4 blog

Painted Face Duck 3 blog

Painted Face Duck 1 blog

Geese In The Rain 15 blog

Geese In The Rain 14 blog

Colorful Mask 2 blog

Black n Red Mask 1 blog


Searching For Food

This mother and her ducklings were out searching for food so I convinced my son to purchase some of the food they have in the machine to feed them. They all rushed over and gobbled it down immediately! I wish that I would have recorded their reaction because it was quite funny. I told my kids that this picture reminds me of them when they’re hungry and looking for food! 🙂

Duck Family 1


The Gathering Part #2

I know I’m a few months late but, here are a few more shots from a shoot I entitled “The Gathering” back in October. I know these geese and ducks usually avoid human contact unless we’re feeding them but, for some reason they were attracted to this man and his granddaughter. In fact, so many started to arrive and surround them that they had to get up and walk away. I was just happy that I actually had my camera with me to capture it. This set of photos are some of my favorite from this year. It’s because of the spontaneity of the moment as well as the child’s reaction. I love genuine moments!

Watching The Ducks

Duck Watching 3

Watching The Ducks 3


The Gathering Part 1

Hello everyone! Today I want to share with you an image I captured while out walking in the park. While I stopped for a break an older gentleman and his granddaughter walked over to the area that I was standing in. Almost immediately after they sat down a group of ducks and geese began to surface from the water and walk over to them. After a few seconds the group grew larger and larger, so I decided to run back to the car and grab my camera. By the time I returned the man and little girl were completely surrounded by the birds! The child was excited and afraid, and her granddad seemed amused by the whole thing. We couldn’t figure out exactly why the animals were so attracted to them? They never fed them or even tried to call them over, but the birds really seemed drawn to the 2 people. I thought it was a very sweet moment as the grandfather tried to explain to the young child what was happening and I tried to capture as much of it as I could. This particular shot is one of the few that I would consider my favorites because the look the little gave me when she realized I was taking their picture was priceless! I’ll post more soon so please check back.

Watching The Ducks


Painting With My Camera

This is a shot that I captured in December 2010. I love how the water reflections gives this image the look of a beautiful oil painting.

Swimming On Reflections 1