Fight or an Argument

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There was quite a commotion and it was unclear the intention of the two ducks – were they contesting a mate, arguing over food or just having a tiff. It was certainly not clear to any of the bystanders like me. Few of the shots worked because of the depth of field and the speed of the shutter but this one did. It was the one that suggested they had come to an amicable agreement.

26 responses

  1. It seems like they are cuddling rather than fighting indeed! It is always fun to go to the park and get to see these scenes 🙂

    God photo!

    Kind regards, Tieme

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    April 20, 2015 at 1:30 am

  2. So beautiful. I love ducks.

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    April 20, 2015 at 2:03 am

  3. Sue

    Love it!

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    April 20, 2015 at 3:58 am

  4. Like another reader, my first thought when I saw this beautiful image was that they were snuggling and it was only when I read your description of the action that preceded the shot that I realized that my initial assumption was incorrect. It’s amazing how a single image can lead to such different interpretations, depending on a whole range of factors. The close interaction of the two ducks really makes this image, but the other elements, like the swirls and patterns of the water work well to enhance the impact of the shot.

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    April 20, 2015 at 6:59 am

    • You get to chose the moment you capture. The peace process/snuggle seemed best.

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      April 20, 2015 at 7:04 am

  5. I actually think love is the answer(accidentally borrowed from the John Lennon) . I believe that to be a male and a female … and it is spring, not sure where you are or if they mate in your area.

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    April 20, 2015 at 7:04 am

    • This was taken in the fall. Sorry to disappoint John.

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      April 20, 2015 at 7:21 am

  6. Mallards are violent lovers and the drake often almost drowns the female. Looks like rape to me 🙂

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    April 20, 2015 at 8:52 am

    • I have photographs of that from this spring. This was taken in the fall do they mate late in the year? Neither ended up under water they just chased each other around.

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      April 20, 2015 at 8:54 am

  7. Looks more like duck love to me 😉

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    April 20, 2015 at 8:56 am

  8. Pat

    Great capture of the interaction.

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    April 20, 2015 at 10:24 am

  9. Awww..it looks like they’re showing affection! What a cute photo.

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    April 20, 2015 at 11:57 am

  10. It looks amorous except for the churning water! Love the colors.

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    April 20, 2015 at 5:37 pm

  11. Sweet. Even the gently lapping swirls of water seem to signify a peaceful resolution.

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    April 20, 2015 at 8:43 pm

  12. AJ

    This photo represent perspective and assumptions. The beautiful ducks look like they are snuggling but then I read you comments. Interesting that this is the shot that you got and chose to share. I really enjoyed this

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    April 20, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    • Thanks. This photo tells a story. People have read much into it and that tells me it’s a good image.

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      April 20, 2015 at 10:49 pm

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