Ducks on the pond
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broncoholic
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
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These two almost landed on me as they flew in, they were not scared of me at all.

Male & Female Ducks







marklankton
Registered: May 23, 2008
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Nice portraits. It looks like your ponds are full of gunk like the ones around here at this time of year. The ducks don't seem to mind, or maybe we just can't read their expressions well enough.
Mark



morris
Registered: May 22, 2002
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great detail and the reflection in the second is a nice addition

Morris



Conrad Tan
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#2 for me



surfnron
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Both are nice Mike ~ Ron



broncoholic
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marklankton wrote:
Nice portraits. It looks like your ponds are full of gunk like the ones around here at this time of year. The ducks don't seem to mind, or maybe we just can't read their expressions well enough.
Mark


Thanks Mark! Yeah with all the leaves and pine straw things are pretty messy around here, and as you said they do not seem to mind.

great detail and the reflection in the second is a nice addition

Morris


Thanks Morris! I looked at it without the reflection and I agree it does look better with it.

#2 for me

Both are nice Mike ~ Ron


Thanks Conrad and Ron, I appreciate it!



Thanks Ron, I appreciate it!

~Mike~



eyelaser
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Two very nice shots...both fit the bill nicely You gotta love how they look like they are smiling.
Eric



KCollett
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#2 for me. A bit of a better angle.



broncoholic
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eyelaser wrote:
Two very nice shots...both fit the bill nicely You gotta love how they look like they are smiling.
Eric


, Thanks Eric! They do like they were posing! Like I said they were not afraid of me at all. Well...the female kept her eye on me but the male could have cared less.

Thanks again!

~Mike~



broncoholic
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KCollett wrote:
#2 for me. A bit of a better angle.


Thanks Ken!

The male was hard to get in a good position. He did not mind me being there but he would not work with me. He kept staying around the reeds and rocks and it was hard to get a good clear shot of him without something in the way.


The female was on "guard' duty!

Have a good one

~Mike~



birdied
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Beautiful shots! I,too, love the reflection in the last one.

Birdie



David Leask
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Fine shots, another vote for #2 from me
David



kmunroe
Registered: Feb 02, 2010
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#2 for me also



broncoholic
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
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birdied wrote:
Beautiful shots! I,too, love the reflection in the last one.

Birdie


Thanks birdie, she is a looker!


Fine shots, another vote for #2 from me
David

#2 for me also


Luck be the Lady!

Thanks David and Ken!

~Mike~



broncoholic
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
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OK I went searching and I found a better "profile" for a portrait on the Male. I feel like I need to get the Male some lovin'!

So how about this one, better than the first one?

Pretty much the same pose as the female, they are wild ducks, not much I can do about that.

Thanks everyone I appreciate all C+C!

~Mike~