Wood Duck and Her Chicks (Four Photographs)

Woodduck ChicksTo view more of my photography please click on www.rakmilphotography.com

This was taken at a small spill-off pond just on the outskirts of the reserve I frequent. Some Canada Geese distracted me and it took a few minutes before I saw the flotilla of wood ducks headed my way. The color of the water is just one of those things, it’s not the cleanest of water. In post I tightened up the shots by cropping, sharpening and adding a touch of tonal contrast. I made sure my main characters were well-lit and the contrast pleasing to the eye. The ducks turned in front of me and walked into the woods, what would you expect from wood ducks?

Woodduck Chicks-2

Woodduck Chicks-3

Woodduck Chicks-4

14 responses

  1. Adorable! 😄


    August 10, 2016 at 6:20 am

  2. Such tight formation! She had her eye on you the whole time and kept her babies close by. Great series, Victor. Ducklings are so winsome.


    August 10, 2016 at 11:30 am

  3. Tooooo cute!!


    August 10, 2016 at 5:42 pm

  4. And we can all let out a big AWWWWE. ❤️. Wonderful shots.


    August 10, 2016 at 5:50 pm

  5. Nice one


    August 11, 2016 at 8:35 am

  6. These are wonderful shots! I don’t think I will ever tire of looking at young animals.


    August 11, 2016 at 10:57 am

  7. What a treat to watch these ducks in a row. I saw what ducks here last year but haven’t seen them again.

    Liked by 1 person

    August 21, 2016 at 3:44 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.