Wood Duck and Her Chicks (Four Photographs)

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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! 😄

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    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.

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    August 10, 2016 at 11:30 am

  3. Tooooo cute!!

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    August 10, 2016 at 5:42 pm

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

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    August 10, 2016 at 5:50 pm

  5. Nice one

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    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.

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    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.

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    August 21, 2016 at 3:44 pm

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