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Domino the Call Duckling newly hatched

By lesley_focus
I took this photo of Domino (a Pied Call Duck) when she was just one hour old. The picture is taken through the perspex porthole of the incubator, and is quite yellow because of the light coming from inside the incubator. I don't consider it to be technically a brilliant photo, but I thought it was interesting because she was the only duckling who showed any interest in the outside world. And because she was so newly hatched she looked like a little "punk-rocker"!
We had borrowed the incubator from a friend and it was a very simple one made out of a polystyrene box with a small fan and light in the lid. But I did manage to take photos of our ducklings in various stages of hatching, which I might put up later. Our new all singing all dancing incubator has no internal light and so offers no photographic possibilities.
I also won a photographic competition with this photo, it was on an e-letter/forum that I am a member of, and they wanted photos of ducklings and chickens. I thought this would be quite unique and thought it worth a go. Bullseye!!

Tags: Duck Egg Duckling Hatching Hatched Incubator Pets and captive animals Call duck

Voters: WilliamRoar, baclark, Rio123

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Rio123 9 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2010 10:03PM
HI Lesley Smile

What a fab pic- his little face says it all Smile

Well done you ! fab shot


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