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One Giant leap

By SteveMoulding    
I was undecided on the title. I had thought,
'One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Duckling' but decided it was too long. Then I thought of 'Left Behind' but as he did eventually pluck up the courage to take the plunge and follow mummy he wasn't really left behind. Anyway, that aside I thought he was really cute calling for his mummy and the look of shock horror as she swam away.
Many thanks for all the comments and votes on my last upload the Lilac Breasted Roller and all my other photos.
If anyboby's interested I intend to go to the BWC (British Wildlife Centre) tomorrow, Thursday and would love to meet anyone.

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: Alan_Baseley, barbarahirst, GillyB and 78 more

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12 Aug 2009 9:26AM
That is so cute
Lovely reflection as well

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GillyB Plus
12 317 8 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 9:28AM
Love the low angle and the perfect reflection Steve.

sable 9 9 7 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 9:28AM
These are brilliant what must be going through that little chappies mind!! -great colour and detail love the replacetions - well captured and presented - Elizabeth
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 9:31AM
what a little cutie brilliant detail cracking reflections steve a little gem
Sampics 8 6 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 9:32AM
Great shot and reflection! They're so cute arent they.
12 Aug 2009 9:32AM
What a beautiful set, lovely details, and the reflection is superb.
12 Aug 2009 9:47AM
Wow..Awesome and a cute one...excellent shot with the reflection...Nagaraj
RTDS 8 Cyprus
12 Aug 2009 9:58AM
Excellent captures my friend.
Super details.
Very very cute...!
goso 11 2 1 Australia
12 Aug 2009 9:59AM
Top shot Steve - the crop for me I think...Bill
12 Aug 2009 10:41AM
Stunning shot, i like the croped vesion better.
Richsr 10 91 223 England
12 Aug 2009 10:50AM
Like the details and tones in this, good crop to focus on the details and reflection.
Regards Richard.
8 10 10 England
12 Aug 2009 11:30AM
Cute subject very well captured. Cropped version wins.
Mikelane 10 1 Wales
12 Aug 2009 12:28PM
Two excellent captures steve,love the reflectiopns too,regards
12 Aug 2009 12:59PM
Gets my ah vote anytime, great shot.
bayleaf 10 8 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 1:03PM
...and my ahhhh vote too.
Stace 9 2 2 England
12 Aug 2009 1:31PM
Great images

trissie 11 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 2:00PM
Two great images, and lovely reflection.

fentiger 16 916 23 England
12 Aug 2009 2:01PM
Delightful images with great reflections.

shandoor 8 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 2:13PM
Beautiful image wonderful colours and detail love the reflection superb
12 Aug 2009 2:38PM
12 Aug 2009 2:47PM
Super composition
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 11 Canada
12 Aug 2009 3:14PM
Very adorable Steve. A lovely capture........Sandy
12 Aug 2009 4:14PM
Brilliant image Steve, love the reflection too, love it!!!


redshank 8 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 4:24PM
What a super detailed image Steve,well done.
fossilized 12 79 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 4:45PM
What a cute shot... love the reflection.
franken Plus
14 4.3k 4 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 5:16PM
These are lovely, I like the reflections.

susanbarton 9 11 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 5:42PM
You have captured onderful golden light here and a superb reflection the sort of shot you have to be ready for! Wonderful detail too

BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
12 Aug 2009 6:01PM
Two lovely captures of the little cutie.
Well done.

Maiwand 10 3 72 England
12 Aug 2009 7:19PM
Got the title just about right there Steve. Cute little fella.
VidB 8 11 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 7:52PM
Great image with a nice reflection, well captured
12 Aug 2009 8:14PM
Amazing capture.
janty66 10 3 England
12 Aug 2009 8:16PM
sooooooo cute, great shot, great reflection, great title so all in all GREAT !!!
12 Aug 2009 9:53PM
Terrific shot - seriously cute with the beak just open
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 9:56PM
cracking reflection

EamonnM 8 1 1 Ireland
12 Aug 2009 10:00PM
V2 for me Steve, I think it gives the image more prespective, lovely image.
Herge88 Plus
10 40 4 England
12 Aug 2009 10:28PM
Version one for me, the reflection and pov are superb.

Best Matt
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
12 Aug 2009 10:42PM
I like them both, lovely shots. - gary
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
12 Aug 2009 11:04PM
One totally adorable little fellow; 2 totally lovely images! Apart from him/her being the cutest, there's some lovely composition here and the reflections are superb.

12 Aug 2009 11:17PM
A beautiful shot well taken.
12 Aug 2009 11:23PM
That is so sweet. Wonderful reflections, v.1 for me. Love it.
12 Aug 2009 11:45PM
Very very cute capture wonderful reflection. Gary
Ray42 9 3 England
13 Aug 2009 6:57AM
A nice duo - like the pov and reflections, also the look on its face - bill slightly open - a little quackers I think!!!! lol
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
13 Aug 2009 9:00AM
Awww...such a sweet write-up and Love it.

A Smile
m3lem 11 England
13 Aug 2009 6:14PM
Superb images and very cute, nice write up too Steve
superb image steve.ray
13 Aug 2009 8:37PM
two bril images well captured and composed.
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2009 9:41PM
Great images Steve, nice reflections
13 Aug 2009 9:51PM
Great shot Steve.
Pegon 12 78 1 England
13 Aug 2009 10:00PM
A superb capture, very cute.
14 Aug 2009 10:33AM
Love very much,my friend
15 Aug 2009 1:29PM
Love the low angle and the compsoition in #1
teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
15 Aug 2009 5:53PM
Two superb captures Steve and wonderful title. Lovely clarity and reflections.
lovely cute image
like the reflection
well captured
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
16 Aug 2009 8:17PM
v2 for me, nice reflection.lesley
Gezina 10 3 6 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2009 10:33PM
Very cute indeed and a good reflection too - Ina
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
17 Aug 2009 1:06AM
Great title to a cute picture.
31 Aug 2009 5:26PM
a delightful image

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