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 responses

  1. Blu

    Its a duck ! a nosey one at that!

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    May 9, 2010 at 08:28

  2. Very cool picture!

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    May 9, 2010 at 09:40

  3. the momma has a way of always standing in the background, huh?! :o)

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    May 9, 2010 at 11:08

  4. Di

    Quack!

    Happy Mother’s Day

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    May 9, 2010 at 11:24

  5. 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.

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    May 9, 2010 at 12:11

  6. Nice quote and beautiful picture!! I sometimes get a little bit jealous when I see a bird with metallic colours. Seriously.

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    May 9, 2010 at 12:18

  7. Stunning, vibrant colouring of this duck! Great macro!

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    May 9, 2010 at 12:18

  8. What a beautiful shot! Mallards are such handsome birds.

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    May 9, 2010 at 12:21

  9. Now, HE is a handsome fellow

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    May 9, 2010 at 13:23

  10. I love it! 🙂 Great shot!

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    May 9, 2010 at 13:35

  11. Beautiful photo. Looks like he enjoys having his picture taken.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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    May 9, 2010 at 13:40

  12. Of course ! He is the male, lol ! Beautiful picture !

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    May 9, 2010 at 14:50

  13. and what a beautiful cuck he is…
    hapy mothers day!

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    May 9, 2010 at 16:10

  14. A Garden of Threads

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

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    May 9, 2010 at 17:53

  15. oh yes he definetely loves the camera ha ha!

    Tina from
    Mummy Diaries
    Gossip Avenue
    Travel Shack
    Game FreakZ

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    May 9, 2010 at 18:38

  16. Men!

    Happy Mother’s Day, dear friend!

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    May 9, 2010 at 20:29

  17. Wow, that is one beautiful duck!

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    May 9, 2010 at 23:28

  18. Typical male!!!

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    May 10, 2010 at 02:25

  19. He’s a beauty. Don’t you just love that look in his eye?

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    May 10, 2010 at 02:50

  20. Yup! We definitely have to consider that. Very colorful!

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    May 10, 2010 at 03:17

  21. deb

    I don’t know what it is about ducks, but I love them,

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    May 10, 2010 at 03:27

  22. Why do the males get all the greens and oranges? Not fair! (But, great photo, Fi!)

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    May 10, 2010 at 04:06

  23. Ducks are not only tame, they can be down right cheeky! Nice to have them though. – Dave

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    May 10, 2010 at 11:35

  24. Great – love the interlaced-style patterns of the feathers on the back!

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    May 10, 2010 at 11:53

  25. Orange sauce. I can smell orange sauce…

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    May 10, 2010 at 12:31

  26. 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

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    May 10, 2010 at 15:44

  27. Great Looking Duck..I hope you had a marvelous Mother’s day! I am going to check out that new photoblog of Guy Jonsson’s, it sounds like something I would like to do!! 🙂

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    May 10, 2010 at 19:32

  28. That must be my cousin, Fran. She’s such a diva.

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    May 10, 2010 at 21:06

  29. 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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    May 10, 2010 at 21:08

  30. Clive

    Great shot!

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    May 11, 2010 at 00:26

  31. So cute and great color!
    Wish you a nice evening:-)

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    May 11, 2010 at 22:05

  32. Really cool pics 🙂

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    May 12, 2010 at 22:28

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