Water off a duck’s back

“If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.” — Douglas Adams

Talk about hogging the limelight! The duck remained modestly in the background while her mate was completely unafraid and stood posing as if to say, “Take a photo of me in my beautiful plumage!”

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32 thoughts on “Water off a duck’s back

  1. I love Douglas Adams (RIP) and ducks and so does one of our bichons. When we walk near the duckpond Poppy the rescue always wants to sit and watch them and when they quack at her she wags her tail, Misty is frightened then and runs behind us – Poppy wants to be their friend.


  2. Definitely a duck, pushy to be in the limelight all the time. I have wonderful day.


  3. Hi Lady Fi,
    Thanks for visiting my photo on SkyWatch Friday. (http://manilat.se/?p=597 )
    A friend and I, who share a passion for photography, have started a site called
    Everyday Life Around the World. (http://everydaylifeatw.com )
    This is about sharing little pieces of your everyday life with people all over the world. There will be a new theme each week. The theme will be presented on Sunday and then you have the whole following week to post your picture.
    The theme for this week is “A typical house in my village/town!”
    I look forward to see a house from the place where you live.
    Best wishes
    Guy Jonsson


  4. They are both beautiful in their own right…. I’m always amazed when you get up close to the plumage of what appears to be a plain brown bird, how varied and beautiful even “plain” brown feathers can be!

    GREAT SHOT!! 🙂


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