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Once again at Rainton Meadows, this was a popular spot on the lake as it was not frozen over! The inhabitants also knew that this is where they would be fed, hence the "verbal" little drake centre bottom!

I am enoying viewing all the snowy scenes on here but I do wish the actual weather would now brighten up - we've had enough!

Take care and thank you for your continued support.

Carol

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:19 Jan 2013 - 3:30 PM
Focal Length:5.3mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Gathering
Username:gingerdelight gingerdelight
Uploaded:22 Jan 2013 - 11:04 AM
Tags:Birds, Cold, Ducks, Ice, Lake, Snow, Swans, Water, Waterfowl, Wildlife / nature, Winter
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 11:07 AM

A charming image, Carol, they all look so pleased to have found some water to swim around in Smile Carol

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 11:19 AM

Beautifully composed to include the white of the snow and the swans
surrounded by all those ducks.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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digital_boi
22 Jan 2013 - 11:26 AM

yes the novelty factor of snow can be short lived we tire of it so quickly now wait for the dirty slush now .sigh!!....nice capture had me reaching for the orange sauce

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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gingerdelight
gingerdelight e2 Member 8298 forum postsgingerdelight vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 11:42 AM


Quote: .....nice capture had me reaching for the orange sauce

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

Oh dear, oh dear!! Tongue

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 11:52 AM

Great capture with plenty to look at, and well exposed snow.

Best Matt

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 12:09 PM

And there does seem to be a lot more drakes than hens. A very nice capture Carol.......Sandy

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 1:06 PM

Grey dreich weather but images still to be had if you are brave enough to venture out: a nice gathering here, Carol, no doubt all expecting a freebie lunch.
Ronnie.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 1:16 PM

I like the fact that nearly all the ducks have been separated from each other and don't overlap

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 - 1:42 PM

Very well captured Carol. The ducks and swans appear to form a pattern to me
Jim

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41122 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 1:46 PM

Had duck noodles with plum sauce yesterday!!

He's probably tearing you off a strip for only bring a very unedible camera with you!!

Dave

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 2:12 PM

They really have placed themselves so neatly for you and your camera lens! Strange there are so many more Drakes than Hens. Same here, though it's Pheasants in our case. Hope for the sake of those few females there are actually a load more of them in hiding!!

Ann

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saeidNL
saeidNL e2 Member 5saeidNL vcard Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 2:33 PM

Lovely and beautiful image,very well done,
saeid

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 2:34 PM

They're lucky to have some ice free water and you have captured them so well Carol. Those swans are surrounded by the ducks - a bit like my recent postings.Smile
Joan.

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Hermanus
Hermanus e2 Member 2Hermanus vcard South Africa
22 Jan 2013 - 3:07 PM

This is a lovely photo !! A great capture SmileGrin

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10497 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 3:40 PM

5 minutes ago we had a lovely afternoon with blue skies...now it is snowing again..who would be a duck.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8530 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 3:46 PM

Like a liner surrounded by tug boats!
Moira

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 3:53 PM

Well, for a change, it's been quite sunny all day here, and has cleared a fair amount of the snow Smile I was going up into town the other day, it was freezing cold and snowy like this, and crossing over the river I noticed quite a few ducks floating about in the water like this, and thought 'how cold their feet must be, why don't they sit on the riverbank?!' Lovely capture, Carol Smile
Trev Smile

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gingerdelight
gingerdelight e2 Member 8298 forum postsgingerdelight vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 4:33 PM


Quote: Like a liner surrounded by tug boats!
Moira

That's EXACTLY what I thought Moira! I'm pleased someone else has spotted this! Smile

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 - 4:39 PM

Cracking good shot Carol, yes i had enough of snow now, roll on spring.
Brian

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 4:58 PM

Wonderful.

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 5:24 PM

great comp carol wonderful detail and colours a belter nice one Wink
andy

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 - 6:13 PM

Hard time for them too Carol. In my home town [Spain] there are lots of ducks and everybody feed them through out the year
Lovely composition, nice one.
Elena

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 6:36 PM

A lovely gathering and I agree with you the first and second day for me was great I got some lovely images but having to walk 6 miles a day to work is now getting on my nerves. I usually cycle but I won't attempt it at the moment.

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Ruthannette
Ruthannette e2 Member 7Ruthannette vcard England
22 Jan 2013 - 9:20 PM

All friends together, lovely shot Carol. Went out in the car yesterday for heavy shopping and got stuck at the bottom of my road....

Ruth

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Tibetan
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23 Jan 2013 - 9:37 AM

The slush arrived Carol, then froze, good time of the year to get shots like this with eager participants for food rewards, nice one regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2013 - 1:05 PM

Such a lovely scene, Carol. I love how they all get along Grin

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moiral
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23 Jan 2013 - 6:35 PM

Guess they need all the grub they can get just now. Well captured. Moira

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ChristineD
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24 Jan 2013 - 6:55 PM

A charming image

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JimV
JimV e2 Member 8JimV vcard Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 5:27 AM

If you don't get a let up in your weather soon Carol, they'll have quite a task finding open water, you feel so sorry for them when that happens, meantime this is a charming image with an appropriate title!
Rgds., Jim

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