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The ones that got away

By mrswoolybill
Two of Helenlindaís ducks have escaped and have found their way onto a mirror in a shop window display in York.
I loved the reflections. The light bulb was a bit of a problem but I couldnít avoid it so I tried to compose round it.
Iíve enabled Mods... Helen has already had a bit of fun with this , you can see her little skaters better here.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Specialist and abstract Humour and fun

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morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2010 8:04AM
Quacking set of images Moira (sorry couldn't resist that Smile ) very well taken on what looks like a difficult position.

colmar 14 42 35 Scotland
21 Feb 2010 8:15AM
Well spotted and captured round that pesky lightbulb and did you inform them they needed to clean the displays ? Wink

CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
21 Feb 2010 8:19AM
Excellent set of images, Moira, at first I thought they were very decorative miniature soaps! Lovely colours, well captured. Carol
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2462 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2010 8:40AM
Thanks folks. These were photographed through the shop window, quite late in the day so conditions were not ideal. I think I'm starting to favour V2, not sure why.
21 Feb 2010 8:42AM
I wonder if they are now sat in your bathroom somewhere Moira Smile

John Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2462 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2010 8:45AM
Sorry to disappoint you John, they'd clash horribly. Now if someone was to produce burgundy-coloured ducks...
pluckyfilly 15 351 33 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2010 8:54AM
shame about that damn lightbulb as it draws the attention but I like the reflections of the ducks
imagio 15 12 1 England
21 Feb 2010 9:08AM
Like the reflections Moira

nickyv32 14 135 England
21 Feb 2010 10:03AM
Helen gets around you know, a bit like your glove, great set, I am now in search of a burgundy duck for wen I see you in June...

Nicky Wink
maggieh 13 4 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2010 10:09AM
This is fun and imaginative too. Difficult to choose one, perhaps V2 because the ducks appear to be looking at the reflection of the light bulb. Clever.
danbrann 17 640 17
21 Feb 2010 10:22AM
It may well be better without the Highlights which do appear to distract from the rest of the image.
See mod for a quicky.
clicknimagine Plus
11 896 105 India
21 Feb 2010 10:31AM
very nicely exposed...
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2462 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2010 10:38AM
Very nicely done Danny (I'm using 'nice' in its correct sense here - fine, precise...)
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2010 10:43AM
I had a different idea this morning Moira - hope you like it!!
Have also uploaded the first idea which included a child's drawing
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2462 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2010 10:45AM
Mad and wonderful - thank you Helen! My Glove and your ducks - a meeting of true minds.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2462 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2010 10:47AM
And now we've got the Winter Olymics too!
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2010 11:04AM
True minds eh Moira .mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!
Herge88 14 40 6 England
21 Feb 2010 11:09AM
Like the angle and the light in these.

Best Matt
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
21 Feb 2010 11:12AM
I think you handled the bulb quite well, nice work. - gary
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
21 Feb 2010 11:19AM
Lovely set of compositions moira. The bulb is very well handled. I like the colours too.
davidhu 16 19 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2010 11:42AM
Mad as a box of frogs; frogs cunningly disguised as ducks, that is.
SlowSong Plus
13 9.9k 30 England
21 Feb 2010 12:05PM
Well, if Moira and Helen get their heads together like this the permutations will be endless. What fun. I love the inclusion of the gloves on Helen's mod - inspired.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
21 Feb 2010 1:12PM
A quacking set, Moira! I bet Helen will be in York searching for this shop and retrieving her ducks! Think I would have cloned out the light bulbs, but having said that, very well seen and captured, love 'em.
TrevB Smile
ChiliMan 15 135 17 Singapore
21 Feb 2010 1:13PM
These ducks are mischievous on all fronts. First they slip out the window for a wander. Then they arrange themselves around lights which preclude the possibility of a clean shot. Sighhh...just when you thought you could trust billed poultry...
AshTree 12 1.7k 6 England
21 Feb 2010 1:15PM
Lovely colourful and fun images Smile V2 I think for me, because the bulb doesn't seem to be quite so intrusive. Nicely taken.

metro074 11 8 Australia
21 Feb 2010 1:19PM
Very creative and good use of light.
Dave_Holdham 12 4 1 Wales
21 Feb 2010 1:45PM
Wonderful set of images, well captured ducks a long way from home. Smile
TyChee Plus
16 275 1 United States
21 Feb 2010 2:06PM
Love the reflections. Well taken.
21 Feb 2010 2:06PM
V3 for me, like the straight forward format in it.


gingerdelight 15 298 11 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2010 2:06PM
Superb!! Well done on some lovely images, firstly Moira, then Danny and last (but not least!) Helen!!! These have really cheered up with was fast becoming a dismal, snowy day!! I love V2, and I think it is because the light bulb is more unobtrusive, even actually seeming to be "part" of the whole scene!
Mynett 13 142 6 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2010 2:08PM

21 Feb 2010 3:09PM
Great set of images Moira - lovely reflections !

pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
21 Feb 2010 3:17PM
pleasant set Smile
MickyMc 14 8 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2010 3:47PM
Could'nt resist the mod, Hope Bill enjoys them
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2462 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2010 3:52PM
Thanks for the Mod, Mavis - now we have swimming ducks as well as skating ducks.
riprap007 17 1.6k 37 England
21 Feb 2010 3:54PM
interestingly disorientating with the angle
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2462 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2010 4:01PM
Thanks Nick, that's what I was trying to achieve and it's why V2 is V2, despite the more satisfying light-bulb reflections.
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
21 Feb 2010 4:08PM
I thought perhaps you took this in your bath Moira,and the light was the reflection of your ceiling bulb.But on reflection,you probably have strip lighting in your bathroom !!
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
21 Feb 2010 6:07PM
Great to see the ducks on vacation

Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
21 Feb 2010 8:59PM
that comp sure gets my brain buzzing, you done well with that light bulb too

not blown at all

V3 doesnt have your (nicely) wierd eye catching comp so loses interest for me

like V1 best

Roly 14 Wales
21 Feb 2010 9:25PM

Quote:Quacking set of images Moira (sorry couldn't resist that )


Wish I had thought of that one Smile.
Ayelet_A 13 11 3 Israel
21 Feb 2010 9:55PM
I think you've involved the light bulb very wisely, fun funky image showing a very "out of the pond" thinking Tongue (sorry for the bad joke).
V2's my favourite although the angle in V1 is great.

RockArea 15 18 3 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2010 10:17PM
A lovely set, much more classy than the yellow ones we get around here.

csr 14 3 England
21 Feb 2010 10:29PM
Like the reflections Moira spot on
ptitcendrier 12 25
21 Feb 2010 10:59PM
a lovely series, but definitely V2 for me; i read the above comments, wondering if i'm the only one who goes for v2; i was pleased to see it was not the case. but what surprised me was that everybody said something about the bulb, in v2; as far as i'm concerned, i vote for it because for some strange reason, it really seems those little ducklings are having a nice walk and a nice chat! (i could almost see them moving and quack-quack-ing, probably gossips)
really nice series!
tigertimb 13 40 66 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2010 12:08AM
Great fun series Moira and the mods raised a smile too - not the usual Bills that you upload
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
22 Feb 2010 7:29AM
creative Smile
RobinF 15 83 1 England
24 Feb 2010 12:28PM
Has to be V2. Well spotted!
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
7 Mar 2010 10:14PM
A quacking set Moira, if our ferret Rooney was still alive his eyes would have lit up had he spotted these. I can imagine him grabbing them and running off with them and hiding them somewhere!

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