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Whilst walking through the back streets of Ripon we came across a rather distressed duck with ducklings.
On a closer look we saw that 4 of her ducklings had fallen through a grate in the road.
Happily they were retrieved and she waddled back down to the river.. The last image (I think) is the worried father.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:10 Apr 2012 - 3:21 PM
Focal Length:34mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.9
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:The Rescue
Username:barbarahirst barbarahirst
Uploaded:11 Apr 2012 - 7:48 AM
Tags:General, Photo journalism, Street photography., Wildlife / nature
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lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
11 Apr 2012 - 7:50 AM

Very nice image Barbara great tones.
Allen, Smile

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jennialexander
jennialexander e2 Member 1045 forum postsjennialexander vcard United Kingdom
11 Apr 2012 - 7:50 AM

Only one image here Barbara
Jenni

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 7:57 AM

This series has the 'Aaaaaaah' factor in spades. Well done to the rescuers.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 437 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 8:02 AM

Well documented event, poor little scrap - Carole

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 8:04 AM

a cracking set barbara and what a happy ending nice ones Wink
andy

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 8:07 AM

What a wonderful tale - a great series illustrating the event - love v4 SmileSmileSmile
Helen

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 8:21 AM

What a wonderful tale, Barbs, and i'm so glad they were rescued. Carol

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 8:28 AM

What a great pictorial story Barb. with a happy ending. Your the Good Samaritans. Paul

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 8:32 AM

What fantastic and lovely set of images,Barbaramvery well done,
saeid

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7123 forum postsTrev_B vcard England66 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 8:42 AM

A happy eending ... mum must have been drainedWink

Well done Barbs.

Trev

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8520 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1088 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 8:46 AM

A grate with a happy ending! I'm glad you led with V1, it makes people hunt for the story.
Moira

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morpheus1955
11 Apr 2012 - 8:55 AM

Cracking set of images, so glad they are all ok Smile

Hugh

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 9:04 AM

You are getting rather good at these little reportage sequences, Barbara. Taking to it like a duck to water, in fact.
Bill

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
11 Apr 2012 - 9:21 AM

Wonderful story telling shots Barbara.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileWink
Brian

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User_Removed
11 Apr 2012 - 9:29 AM

Super set of images Barbara, love 3,4, and 5.
Alf.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64838 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 9:30 AM

Oh, what a lovely story. At first I thought, a drain cover! Oh dear. But then I saw the story unfolding and the lovely happy ending. Well done Barbs. My first smile of the day. SmileSmileSmile
Chris

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 10:12 AM

Great that they were rescued from the drain, Barbara: and you have documented the occasion so well.
Ronnie.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43651 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 10:21 AM

A great story backed up with a wonderful set of photographs.

Regards Nathan

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 10:34 AM

Good to see they made it safely back to their mother Barbara.
A good documentry capture
Regards Richard

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 456 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 11:58 AM

Very well captured (or should I say released)... make a great article for the BBC! nicely done Barbara

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digital_boi
11 Apr 2012 - 12:00 PM

V4 shows the happy mother complete with recued tribe so well i guess its a gold blue peter badge to all this should wind up Carol !!!

nice set Barbara

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 12:13 PM

A great story-- great reportage! and a happy family united!

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 12:24 PM

You never cease to amaze me with your keen eye! How sweet that you were able to rescue them for the poor distraught mother duck. Love it, Patti SmileSmileSmile

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achieverswales
11 Apr 2012 - 12:32 PM

You have made my day Barbara, as an animal nut it is great to see an happy ending, they do see unhurt after their ducking, excuse the pun.

Regards

Trev.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 12:35 PM

I hope you don't mind,but I have been on the phone to Hollywood,
and secured a deal with the Disney studios to do a remake of the
series Four Feather Falls !!
See you at the Oscars,so best get yourself a new frock !!
Mick.

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
11 Apr 2012 - 2:05 PM

A fine reortage +++++
Cor.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 2:06 PM

Well, the poor little things Sad At least the story had a happy ending! Grin A great sequence of images telling the story, Barbs, but my fave has to be V4, it definitely has the 'aaah' factor Wink
Trev Smile

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 2:21 PM

Awww, what a sweet ending. Such cute little babies. All great shots.............Sandy

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44276 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 2:43 PM

It's all very well people going "Oh, so cute" and "Aaah!" but what I want to know is where are Health & Safety? This hazard should have been cordoned off and signed to prevent exactly this kind of incident. Think of the paperwork this near-tragic accident will cause! Enquiries, hearings, witness interviews....oh dear, oh dear.Sad Someone's head will roll over this, you mark my words.
Very well done, Barbara, for obtaining photgraphic evidence that can be presented to any forthcoming enquiry.

Malc

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twelvemegs
11 Apr 2012 - 2:57 PM

Good set of images Barbara. Lovely little story with a happy ending.

I do like V1, itís grate. Grin

David

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7618 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 3:16 PM

Awww, so glad they were rescued!

Anne

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 3:35 PM

'What a Great & Happy ending to this humanistic & wildlife Mallard family Story!'~~

Superb Set of Reportage images,...for Documentation, Barbara~

This would be 'a great Image instructional Set for young Children'~~ Smile

Ciao~ Peter

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 3:43 PM

What a set to have captured and better still to of witnessed Barbara
a good ending to what could have been tragic for the little ducklings
Lillian

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gary_d
gary_d  7575 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 3:57 PM

How lucky were they you came along, a great set telling a story that could have been so different.

gary

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JohnChambersPhotography

Great story pleased you started the way you did, good spot, well captured shots , alls well that ends well.

John

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 4:42 PM

What a lovely story,great capture Barbs..LinGrin

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 5:53 PM

What a wonderful story and such lovely pictures to go along with it SmileSmileSmile

Now this is superb photojournalism, Barbara. So happy that Mother Duck got her family together. Those 4 would have got a good scolding later on, though!

Andrew

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jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 5:55 PM

Very nice indeed, superb reportage.
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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 5:58 PM

What a ghastly thing to happen to them, poor wee things! So glad the story has such a happy ending!

Ann

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DilysT
DilysT e2 Member 3DilysT vcard United Kingdom
11 Apr 2012 - 6:18 PM

Awww so glad I clicked on the grid thumbnail out of interest.... what a lovely story and so glad all ended well! Smile

Dilys

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EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 6:55 PM

Hooray for a happy ending. Love V4, mum with her babies.Smile
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gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 7:37 PM

A great story -- told through pictures. Nicely done.
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ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
11 Apr 2012 - 7:54 PM

Great set of images, write up and result.

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 9:12 PM

Happy ending, and nice images too.
regards
Yung

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pluckyfilly e2 Member 8317 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 9:34 PM

lovely set glad the babes were retrieved safely, such a great family picture

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moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
11 Apr 2012 - 10:03 PM

Glad to be reunited with it's family I should think. Well captured set of shots Barbara. Moira

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Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2012 - 2:53 AM

All's well ends well,,cute,

Aidan,,

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12 Apr 2012 - 8:29 PM

Excellent reportage Barbara, glad to hear that this story had a happy ending

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1881  2 India
27 Apr 2012 - 7:30 PM

Constractive image indeed.
Regards - SANJEEV

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