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Two little ducks

By franfoto
I made friends with this pair (I'm assuming they are a couple) on a visit to Dartmoor Zoological Park and managed to get very close to them by offering food from my pocket which kept them interested. I got down to their eye level for this shot using a monopod to support my camera. These two were totally in unison with each other with the one shadowing the other on every twist and turn, so cute to watch this sort of bonding going on between them.
Many thanks for your lovely comments and votes on "Scarlet Glow" and for the 'User Award' from Gracelands, I so appreciate your continued support.
Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of the week. I hope the sun is shining wherever you are.
Kindest regards
EDIT - Sunday 25th May.
Have been called away on a family emergency so won't be posting any images for a while. Not sure how long I will be but will catch up with you all when I get back.

Tags: Franfoto Birds General Ducks Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature Dartmoor zoological park

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21 May 2008 5:38PM
nice shot
Paul_cats 16 61 22 Scotland
21 May 2008 5:45PM
A fine capture of this lovely pair. Super close up (food is always a good thing to have in your pocket when photographing wildlife.) Like the square presentation too. Makes a good comp.
LuzDeNoche 14 2 France
21 May 2008 6:01PM
Your friends look wonderful viewed large. They have stunning plumage.
Smile Lucy
FujiJan 15 3 England
21 May 2008 6:05PM
lovely capture...
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
21 May 2008 6:11PM
Fantastic plumage, almost like mother-of-pearl. Carol
pascalg Plus
15 37 1 France
21 May 2008 6:12PM
colours & details superbly captured...
Bodiewil 15 46 Wales
21 May 2008 6:32PM
Great capture Fran

graceland 17 2.6k 2 United Kingdom
21 May 2008 6:43PM
Great Fran Good one
gerrymac 15 10 1 United Kingdom
21 May 2008 7:11PM
Nice one Fran,you obviously got down for this shot, a wee mention there was a well known 'act' in Scotland called ''Fran and Anna'',dont know if these two are females,but would be a cool name if they were...or Fran and whatever you fancy,nice ducks..
pluckyfilly 16 351 33 United Kingdom
21 May 2008 7:20PM
love this I have a passion for ducks and just look at the colour in the head of each
Rylands 14 1 2 United Kingdom
21 May 2008 7:43PM
Excellent image - superbly presented
Bob_V 15 1 2 United States
21 May 2008 7:54PM
What a great duck capture.
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
21 May 2008 7:59PM
A curious pair, are they cross bred? or a variety I have never seen---

You found a great way to photograph them well
piccy 16 8 Wales
21 May 2008 8:05PM
They make a fine couple - well taken. It was Buckfastleigh. Loved the otters too.
franfoto 14 2 32 England
21 May 2008 8:21PM

Quote:A curious pair, are they cross bred? or a variety I have never seen---

You found a great way to photograph them well

Thanks Jenn, I don't know what type of ducks these are, couldn't find out anything about them on the day, have to agree, I thought how unusual they looked. Perhaps someone on the site might enlighten us.
GalleryGirl 15 4 2 United Kingdom
21 May 2008 8:40PM
Well captured. Beautiful pair.
Marilyn x
bayleaf 15 8 United Kingdom
21 May 2008 8:55PM
this is a super capture.

Maiwand 15 3 73 England
21 May 2008 10:11PM
Great shot Fran.
digiray63 15 4 United Kingdom
21 May 2008 11:12PM
A lovely shot Fran, nice pov.
whiteswan01 14 13 England
21 May 2008 11:14PM
great shot bet it was fun to watch

Scaramanga 14 60 6 United Kingdom
22 May 2008 2:56PM
Great image. The feather detail and colours are superb.
nickyv32 15 135 England
22 May 2008 7:08PM
They have such beautiful colours in their feathers, lovely shot and great detail.
By the way I was lying on the chalky ground taking photos of Wild Orchids when I took my shot of "The Squid".
Thanks for the vote.

Nicky Wink
FeatherFriend 14 38 217 England
22 May 2008 8:50PM
Captured so well, glad to make it 30.
franfoto 14 2 32 England
22 May 2008 8:59PM
Thank you all for your comments and clicks and for the RC award which is most appreciated.
dianah 16 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
22 May 2008 11:01PM
Hi Fran..what a fabulous pair these majestic and proud ! Great photo and I like the frame. The site has been really slow but it is quicker for me this evening.
ChristineL 17 39 United Kingdom
23 May 2008 2:13PM
love the way they are eyeing you up Fran, a lovely shot,
lostintime 14 13 6 Germany
23 May 2008 5:23PM
Wonderful light and super detail, great capture.
norton 18 2 6 Jersey
23 May 2008 9:54PM
Nice colour and composition,well captured..............

Shroomer 15 14 167 England
23 May 2008 10:18PM
2 lovely big hybrids, they always pair for life.
Lovely shot taken at there height
Great capture Fran
rmr 15 1 Wales
24 May 2008 9:23PM
well capture ,some fine detail and colours on the couple of ducks
Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
26 May 2008 11:13PM
A lovely pair of ducks you've captured here, they look like they are half mallard by the colours in their plumage
m3lem 16 England
29 May 2008 8:54PM
A great capture - like this very much - nice one
Andrea x

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