Friday, August 30, 2013

Ducks



Usually I show both the reflection and the thing reflected.  This time I thought the water carrying the reflection was the interesting thing.  I was taking pictures of gentle ripples jiggling a reflection when a raft of ducks paddled into the picture and made it even wilder.

You don't think a bunch of ducks is a "raft?"  Don't take my word for it!

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29 comments:

Malyss said...

"Be a duck, remain calm on the surface and paddle like hell underneath" (Michael Caine, one of my favorite actors)

Luis Gomez said...

These guys are always fun. Very nice shot Jack, beautiful light.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It is a good thing that you caught the photos of the ducks on the water rather than on land. Otherwise your raft would have become a safe, based on the obscure terms in the link you provided.

Birdman said...

This reminds me. I 've had a hankering for a big bowl of clam chowder... quackers and all.

Tanya Breese said...

wow, great photo and haha birdman, i just packed some clam chowder in my husband's lunch...great minds!

Cezar and Léia said...

You got beautiful interesting reflections in these images!Great work!I love these lovely critters!
Léia

Lynette said...

Serendipity! And I believe everything you post, Jack, without any doubts, ever. Thanks for the new use of a known word!

Sharon said...

I love the patterns on the water, I love the "raft" of ducks but, what I love the most is that link to the dictionary. That was fun!

Sylvia K said...

I love the ducks and their reflections as well as the "raft", and rippling water! Great, fun shots for the day, Jack!! Have a great Labor Day Weekend -- just don't LABOR!!!

RedPat said...

That's a cool link, Jack! Like both your shots.

Audrey said...

se qu ils sont beaux et l effet de l eau est tres joli ;o)

VP said...

A raft of ducks: this is a very nice term to learn. I hope I will remember it. Great photo, by the way!

Karl Demetz said...

Ducks are always fun, but in this case I prefer the 2nd photo.
The link to Oxford can be useful for me ;-)

Ruth Kelly said...

Love the movement of the water.

James said...

I learned something new and then I clicked the link and learned a lot more. Nice shots and nice post!

William Kendall said...

They're always a pleasure to watch them out on the water. Good shot, Jack!

Kay said...

Perfect timing, and isn't that just ducky?

cieldequimper said...

So are these friends of my swan?

Beautiful photo.

Fun60 said...

The golden light creates such beautiful reflections.

Halcyon said...

Nice reflections! Love the ripples. :)

Virginia said...

I love both, along with the warm sepia tones.
V

Randy said...

Looks like a ducky party!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Great reflections and tones, Jack. Will you have an obstinacy of buffalo for us next week? Bon weekend!

Bises,
Genie

Kate said...

Yup, you have a lovely raft of ducks that are showing off for your new lens.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fabulous reflections Jack and I will without doubt be bookmarking that 15th century list of group names they are splendid..a blush of boys...who knew :))

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'Tsuki said...

Great pattern... The colors are really beautiful too : it is quite hard to get so neat pictures with so little light, specially with duckies moving like that... Great challenge.

Viera said...

Beautiful photo...very nice captured...

JM said...

These are such beautiful shots, Jack! The reflections are amazing.