Ducks ahoy

It’s not often you get to enjoy

The Manhattan skyline with ducks (and a big cruise ship).

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If you get up before the crack of dawn,

And drive to the New Jersey shoreline

(These shots are taken from Hoboken),

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You may be lucky enough

To enjoy the gold of the rising sun

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As ducks wheels in the sky

Over wooden pilings

Before honking farewell

As they fly away.

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For more sunny moments, please visit: Skywatch.

 

94 responses

  1. Wow, that is gorgeous. All that color.

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    September 15, 2016 at 15:42

  2. What amazing shots! So great to be able to see the sun over the city

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    September 15, 2016 at 15:44

  3. Love those ducks against the skyline Fiona 💜

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    September 15, 2016 at 15:58

  4. I cannot argue with you there getting up to watch the sunrise and a great setting too

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    September 15, 2016 at 16:09

  5. Such lovely views. Love the ducks.

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    September 15, 2016 at 16:12

  6. Absolutely gorgeous photos!

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    September 15, 2016 at 16:28

  7. It’s best if those ducks (or any birds) stay out of airplane engines. You must remember the magnificent landing of airline Capt. Sullenberger on the Hudson River a few years ago, now a motion picture in the States. (Movie entitled “Sully.)

    I love your ducks in flight and the play of sunlight on the water. We are enjoying ducks & geese on the lake behind our house – so serene. Thanks, Fiona.

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    September 15, 2016 at 16:30

    • I do remember that amazing landing!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      September 15, 2016 at 19:24

  8. Glorious!

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    September 15, 2016 at 16:33

  9. So beautiful! Lovely morning images.

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    September 15, 2016 at 16:53

  10. Well worth the early morning wake up ! I saw some ducks fly by last evening but they were gone before I could grab them!

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    September 15, 2016 at 17:31

  11. lovely shots!! :O)

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    September 15, 2016 at 17:44

  12. Beautiful shots! We currently have geese flying overhead here that are making their way south for the winter. 🙂

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    September 15, 2016 at 18:10

  13. Hoboken has stunning views, check out Stevens Institute of Technology

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    September 15, 2016 at 18:13

  14. Wonderful…love the birds in flight.

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    September 15, 2016 at 18:33

  15. Marvelous photos of the Manhattan skyline and skywatch too. The ducks are great !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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    September 15, 2016 at 19:35

  16. Gorgeous morning pics!!!

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    September 15, 2016 at 19:36

  17. I absolutely, positively love that first shot.

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    September 15, 2016 at 19:53

  18. What wonderful shots of the Manhattan skyline with those ducks and the gorgeous reflections. It makes me want to visit this amazing city again! I lived for two years in White Plains, New York.

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    September 15, 2016 at 20:22

  19. My very favorite city, and you have captured it so beautifully here!

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    September 15, 2016 at 20:33

  20. Absolutely stunning….each and EVERY photo. Wow.

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    September 15, 2016 at 20:33

  21. Beautiful, interesting touch with the ducks!

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    September 15, 2016 at 21:22

  22. Brilliant photographs Fi.

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    September 15, 2016 at 21:32

  23. Sandra Hangey

    Absolutely stunning got the photos and the skyline and the wonderful sky

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    September 15, 2016 at 21:35

  24. Hello, lovely view of the NYC skyline and the sunrise. The ducks are an added bonus, great captures. Happy Skywayching, have a happy weekend ahead!

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    September 15, 2016 at 22:05

  25. These photos are really magnificent!

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    September 15, 2016 at 22:06

  26. So very nice to meet you – thank you for stopping by my blog. Your photos are extraordinary. I live in north GA and I hope to join you soon with photos.

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    September 15, 2016 at 22:27

  27. What a beautiful picture! We stayed in New Jersey the last time I was in NYC, about eight years ago. It was much cheaper and there was a ferry that took us right over to the city. It was awesome! (Aside from the $50 five-minute ride from the airport to the hotel…that was a ripoff!)

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    September 15, 2016 at 22:29

  28. Så fantastisk soloppgang !
    Spesielt flott med endene i lufta.
    Nydelige bilder.

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    September 15, 2016 at 22:52

  29. Just beautiful. Again.

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    September 15, 2016 at 23:07

  30. oh, that’s awesome! just beautiful!

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    September 16, 2016 at 01:35

  31. Al

    Beautiful – that’s a skyline angle I’ve not seen in real life as I usually approach NYC from the Long Island side.

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    September 16, 2016 at 01:44

  32. Ron

    Being someone who absolutely ADORES New York City, these photographs put a HUGE smile on my face. They are all STUNNING!

    Love how you captured the strong reflection of the sun off that building.

    I especially like the view of Manhattan from Hoboken because you get the BEST view of Lower Manhattan!

    Thanks for sharing, my friend, and have a lovely weekend!

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    September 16, 2016 at 02:11

  33. Well done … you have amazing talent my friend.

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    September 16, 2016 at 03:39

  34. yogiabb

    This is great. I can tell this is going to lead to conflict in the family when we go to NYC cuz I will have to get to Hoboken early in the morning to see this for myself.

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    September 16, 2016 at 06:26

    • Definitely worth it! I was there before 6 am!

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      September 16, 2016 at 06:31

  35. Fantastic captures.

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    September 16, 2016 at 06:28

  36. Really beautiful shots of the skyline! I like the golden glow reflected off the buildings.

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    September 16, 2016 at 06:33

  37. Jim

    Great sky

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    September 16, 2016 at 06:45

  38. Beautiful. I grew up in New York State, but rarely got to the big city.

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    September 16, 2016 at 07:34

  39. Beautiful shots!

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    September 16, 2016 at 08:37

  40. Beautiful series of photographs.
    Best regards, Irma

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    September 16, 2016 at 09:43

  41. So beautiful fotos!

    Best, Maje

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    September 16, 2016 at 09:46

  42. Hello Dear Fiona

    As usual, beautiful photos.
    I am delighted.
    I kiss and wish you a happy weekend.
    Lucja

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    September 16, 2016 at 11:49

  43. You definitely got up and were out at just the right time on this day. These photos really are pretty. Love the water in the first one. Thanks for your visit to my blog.

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    September 16, 2016 at 12:16

  44. Gorgeous!

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    September 16, 2016 at 12:52

  45. Superb captures on the magnificent rise of sun and the brilliance of light… and the cruise ship on the foreground transforms the scenario into wonderful

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    September 16, 2016 at 13:00

  46. Such beautiful light and shinning water! They are gorgeous. Especially, I like the third one.

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    September 16, 2016 at 13:03

  47. A gorgeous set of pictures!

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    September 16, 2016 at 13:35

  48. Another series of wonderful images !

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    September 16, 2016 at 13:45

  49. A stunning city skyline

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    September 16, 2016 at 14:40

  50. A view for morning people everywhere!

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    September 16, 2016 at 15:22

  51. i lived in hoboken for a year and i always said that it had the best views of the city. these are beautiful. i don’t miss living there though. or working in nyc….

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    September 16, 2016 at 15:27

  52. daryledelstein

    were they ducks or seagulls? uuummmmm, i wonder .. nevertheless these are fabulous photos/images

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    September 16, 2016 at 15:33

    • There was a big flock of ducks on the water right next to the park where we were in Hoboken and when my friend’s dog ran towards them, they flew up and that is how I got shots of the ducks.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      September 16, 2016 at 16:42

  53. So beautiful photos and what a great morning it must have been! I really like this peaceful view of the big city.

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    September 16, 2016 at 16:07

  54. How lucky are we that you got up early to take these incroyable images Fiona, merci beaucoup!

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    September 16, 2016 at 16:47

  55. Don

    A very successful series of the rising sun and a great cityscape enhanced with flying birds.

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    September 16, 2016 at 16:57

  56. Pays to wake up early, isn’t it? Such beautiful impressions of the big city.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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    September 16, 2016 at 17:05

  57. itsallaboutpurple

    one of my favorite spots, you were there at the perfect time!! there is a ruth chris steakhouse right by there, it is my go to steak place!!!

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    September 16, 2016 at 19:04

  58. great !!!

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    September 16, 2016 at 19:27

  59. Spectacular photos. Great comp.

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    September 16, 2016 at 21:20

  60. Pat

    pictures sublime, but the city, I do not like !!

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    September 16, 2016 at 22:29

  61. Lovely that the sun shines through that spot. I do love that city.

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    September 16, 2016 at 22:39

  62. Worth getting up for – a lovely, peaceful view of a very busy place!

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    September 16, 2016 at 23:02

  63. I love every single one of those photos!

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    September 16, 2016 at 23:27

  64. these are quite unusual to be from Manhattan. Loved to see them. Thanks for sharing.

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    September 17, 2016 at 00:26

  65. jMo

    I can just hear them quaking to the lapping of the water. Excellent verbal and visual capture.

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    September 17, 2016 at 03:16

  66. Amazing shots, Fi. The ducks were a real bonus. 🙂

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    September 17, 2016 at 04:20

  67. Great skyline shots and of the ducks flying. I can almost hear them too. Today I heard the geese honking as they flew overhead. It is one of my favorite sounds.

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    September 17, 2016 at 04:26

  68. Rahul

    Lovely clicks Lady F

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    September 17, 2016 at 06:24

  69. I can’t helb being amazed at the ‘cleanness’ of these shots. Beautifully done.

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    September 17, 2016 at 08:45

    • Actually, few people helb well nowadays. Possibly meant ‘help’.

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      September 17, 2016 at 08:47

  70. Great shots – and (of course) I think the birds had so much to these shots.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    September 17, 2016 at 12:29

  71. A nice reward for getting up early…nice shots.

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    September 17, 2016 at 12:41

  72. Skyline was taken in that golden moment but the ducks flying makes the shot a perfect 10.

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    September 17, 2016 at 15:45

  73. Gorgeous! 🙂

    Greetings from London.

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    September 17, 2016 at 16:47

  74. They are all beautiful!

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    September 17, 2016 at 18:23

  75. Such great images.

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    September 17, 2016 at 19:02

  76. Todo o contexto na imagem é especial, navio, mar, aves, mas o dourado do sol, refletido nos edifícios é maravilhoso.
    Lady Fi, deixo um beijo e o desejo de dias felizes.

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    September 18, 2016 at 01:16

  77. Pat

    Gorgeous sunrise photos over Manhattan—worth the early rise and drive to New Jersey!

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    September 18, 2016 at 07:30

  78. Beautiful series, awesome light, colors and skyline photos
    The first photo is wonderful with the ducks and the cruis ship, well done

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    September 18, 2016 at 08:50

  79. agréable avec ce soleil

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    September 18, 2016 at 09:02

  80. Wonderful scenery with ducks and so warm lights, as well! So wonderful!

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    September 18, 2016 at 18:27

  81. Wonderful pics.

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    September 19, 2016 at 06:20

  82. Incredibly beautiful….images and scenery!

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    September 19, 2016 at 12:08

  83. so beautiful and a lovely moment 🙂

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    September 19, 2016 at 13:43

  84. What a beautiful photos !!!

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    September 20, 2016 at 16:25

  85. Beautiful — one of the perks for being an early riser.

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    September 21, 2016 at 03:11

  86. it seems so calm in the big city, so paradoxal…

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    September 21, 2016 at 05:09

    • Well, this was around 5 am so not that many people were up and about.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      September 21, 2016 at 05:23

  87. i sogni fioriscono all’0alba!!!!!!!!!

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    September 24, 2016 at 07:28

  88. Your photography is just stunning. I am really enjoying catching up with them all.

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    September 25, 2016 at 22:19

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