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A Waddling of Ducks

By TrevBatWCC    
Taken around the same time as my Babushka dolls in my first EPZ meet upload, I came across these wooden ducks in the open market on Parliament Street. Trying to think up a title, I wondered what the collective noun for ducks was - most websites refer to ducks in flight or on water, but one website came up with a waddle of ducks!

Techie stuff see Exif
Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Photomatix Pro and Elements 6.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism York Epz meet Wooden ducks

Voters: lonely_oryx, mikbee, mrswoolybill and 27 more

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lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
29 Nov 2011 12:20PM
Enough to drive you quackers.Grin

A super waddle

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mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
29 Nov 2011 12:30PM
It is surprising the amount of people that tell me they are having a duck for Xmas dinner this year Trev.
Perhaps a plate of ducks,or a rack of ducks might be more appropriate. !!
And if I was a duck and anyone approached me at this time of year,
I certainly would move faster than a waddle !!
Good shot.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2011 12:37PM
Good one, I remember these and I should have looked harder at them. I like the way they see puzzled and a bit lost, suddenly finding themselves in the city and surrounded by so many people.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
29 Nov 2011 12:48PM
Aren't they gorgeous, Trev, I would love one of these Smile A lovely capture. Carol
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2011 12:49PM
They look most appealing in this photo, Trev. I missed them altogether, which is unusual as ducks are my favourite, especially on a plate Smile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
29 Nov 2011 12:52PM
I'm Spartacus.... No, I'm Spartacus ........ No, I'm .........

probably a 'forest of ducks' is more appropriate in this case!

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
29 Nov 2011 1:21PM
Nice shot of a subject most of us would have walked past: they must have been standing there a while though as I see one has keeled over and is resting against his neighbour's back.
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2011 1:33PM
Was you tempted to buy one? and carry around with the camera 'gear'??? mind boggles
Great shot Trev
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2011 1:39PM
I do like that description - a Waddling! Perfect, just like your shot!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
29 Nov 2011 1:42PM
Interesting wooden ducks. They look very well made. I'm wondering if their heads turn, it looks like they might. Great capture.............Sandy
29 Nov 2011 1:49PM
Excellent wodden art work, lovely image..very well captured..

phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2011 2:56PM
Yes Trev. I never saw them either but have to agree they do look as if they are lost and great expressions on their faces ...Phil
A raft of ducks Ducks on water
A badling of ducks Ducks on the ground
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
29 Nov 2011 3:05PM
Love them Trev, would have some in my garden, but look at all the sawdust you would have to clear.


saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
29 Nov 2011 3:45PM
A Waddling is indeed very appropriate, Trev. We are always told as photographers to look upwards when in the streets, but you remembered to look the opposite way, as all who say they failed to spot these confirm.

They look like they com from Wooden Top Farm...if you are mature enough to remember Watch With MotherGrin

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
29 Nov 2011 5:08PM
Aw, aren't they cute. I'd love some of these for my garden. Smile
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2011 5:28PM
They really look as though they are just about to waddle off!! Carole
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2024 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2011 5:31PM
This is great, Trev, more like a Confusion of Ducks, all looking in different directions.
29 Nov 2011 5:52PM
Makes a super image Trevor with the heads looking all ways.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2011 6:22PM
I love these - and probably wouldn't be able to resist buying one!
User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
29 Nov 2011 6:57PM
Delightful, funny picture. The collective nouns for ducks - you get a choice of a -
brace of ducks
flock of ducks
flush of ducks
paddling of ducks
raft of ducks
team of ducks
I don't know why there are so many!
Richsr 11 91 223 England
29 Nov 2011 7:02PM
Well seen Trev, good details and tones too
Regards Richard
Suehh 11 39 6 England
29 Nov 2011 7:34PM
Good shot Trevor- love your titleGrin I am not sure they would taste good though, even if stuffed!

Gosh, isn't Christina clever!
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2011 6:20PM
Great choice of title Trev and a lovely shot. I have included the wooden ducks with shoes from the same stall on in my latest posting from the trip.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2011 9:01PM
What a really beutiful flock! They'd be the perfect match for my garden.

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