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Rubber Duck Race

By TyChee    
I wanted to do something a little different and maybe a bit fun tonight! On Memorial day here in my little town in New Jersey, they have the annual rubber duck race. Weeks before the event, the local Boy Scouts sell tickets for a dollar to sponsor a duck. (all of the money is given to charity) Each duck has a number that corresponds to a number on the tickets. There is a small river that runs through our town, and on the big day, thousands of rubber ducks are dumped from huge containers from a bridge over the river. The ducks are driven by the currents down the river as they are cheered on by the spectators on the river bank. The person who has the winning duck's number wins a prize. It all makes for great family fun.

The same ducks are reused year after year and if you look closely you can tell that some of them are more experienced than others. Smile I liked the one big duck that seemed to be leading on all of the others. The red and green colors in the water on the upper right of the frame are reflections of flowers that were growing on the side of the river. I hope you guys enjoy this.

I had a very late day at work so I will be around to visit everyone tomorrow. Thanks for all your support and comments.



Tags: General Ducks Rubber duck Humour and fun

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marcel 15
31 May 2007 5:36AM
Great colour - we do the same thing in my city in Canada - quite the spectacle to see all of the thousands of ducks floating together!
31 May 2007 6:01AM
great Smile
but I think the big one should be disqualified... clearly not competing in his weight class
LisaRose 16 172 4 United States
31 May 2007 6:12AM
LOL Very cute! I like the way you have composed the shot, and the format, nicely done.
chrissd 17 304 United Kingdom
31 May 2007 6:15AM
hahahah just superb, bet that was an amazing sight
chensuriashi Plus
16 336 18 England
31 May 2007 6:20AM
Nice Shot Ty great idea so different, I hope that you kept one for the bathtub... do you have another one for another day for a rainy day...
GPTek 16 461 1 England
31 May 2007 7:02AM
Well composed - I like the inclusion of the large duck, it gives your eye a focal point, along with the diagonal across the frame. Good one

Glynn 16 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
31 May 2007 7:46AM
Hi Ty,

Where can i get a ticket??.
Great image Ty with wonderful colours and a great narrative.
Great use of the ducks for the lead.
All in all a superb image - hope that your duck won.

DolphinLady 16 54 1 Wales
31 May 2007 8:18AM
Absolutely fantastic....
I love the way they're all facing every whichwaySmile
A wonderful capture & I hope you had a really good time.
jaspernina 15 1.0k Wales
31 May 2007 8:22AM
Hello Ty

Love this one, made me laugh. Has to been seen in large view. Well done.

MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
31 May 2007 8:22AM
Wot - no skyscraper!!! LOL

Gr8 shot Ty - - love it - very well composed Smile


Fran x
User_Removed 18 386 2 United Kingdom
31 May 2007 8:29AM
Love it, great shot. Smile
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
31 May 2007 11:19AM
A container ship full of these sank off the coast of Alaska, are these the remnants Ty ? Colourful with impact. Ron.
woolybill1 Plus
16 39 79 United Kingdom
31 May 2007 12:07PM
Excellent duck family portrait - the big one is mother, of course! This is good reportage and with a good report to accompany it.
A Booth 20 11 4 United Kingdom
31 May 2007 12:23PM
wonderful - image and storyline - good colours and composition (Isn't the big fat one - cheating?)
User_Removed 16 16 England
31 May 2007 1:10PM
Great bit of journalism, lovely colourful shot and an excellent composition too!
dianah 16 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
31 May 2007 1:13PM
VERY CLEVER!! and what fun! Love the great big one and the way you have left water in the shot on the right hand side..excellent in every way.
brayzo 15 England
31 May 2007 1:20PM
I love it Ty. Nice fun pic nice shot I think this will look nice on my bathroom wall.

angryrebel 16 16
31 May 2007 1:31PM
Make sure you duck when you go to work Smile
Seriously a great shot
Maiwand 16 3 73 England
31 May 2007 3:45PM
It sounds like the most terrific fun-- and what a great way to raise charity money. Great fun shot.
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
31 May 2007 4:31PM
Oh, very cool! You do find the most interesting subjects!

didgpix 16
31 May 2007 5:49PM
What a great idea and what fun.....
Grim1 15 49 United Kingdom
31 May 2007 7:04PM
Ty, apart from the fabulous subject, I love the diagonal formed across the frame by their massed ranks!
una 19 10 United Kingdom
31 May 2007 7:38PM
Great idea, it looks like fun.
phototime 16 8 United Kingdom
31 May 2007 7:51PM
What a great shot Ty,lovely composition and colours,very well presented and well done on No 30th.

bricurtis Plus
17 2.7k 53 England
31 May 2007 8:01PM
This is brilliant Ty. Great image , great fun,great cause, just about sums this one up.
RockArea 16 18 3 United Kingdom
31 May 2007 8:40PM
What a busy little flotilla this is, brimming with colour and action!

pamelajean Plus
16 1.8k 2275 United Kingdom
31 May 2007 11:19PM
What a fun image, great description too. Reminds me of my lake at the moment, lots of little yellow ones.
BEVZED 15 1.1k United Kingdom
31 May 2007 11:33PM
Wonderful! Great image -
JohnEW 15 3
1 Jun 2007 12:14AM
Wow, that's different Smile. Very much enjoyed reading your account. Makes an effective graphic image in its own right though.
DYankee 16 6 United States
1 Jun 2007 1:06AM
Whoo hooo!! A rubber duck race! Smile
Great shot! Love all the smiles.
Dawn Smile
1 Jun 2007 2:18AM
LOL!! Smile Smile Smile Great image but... who won? Tongue

Topcat 18 3
1 Jun 2007 9:50AM
Hey I think I recognise one of them, looks very similar to one I had as a small boy. I wondered where he had gone ! : )
A good fun pic
footie 15 17 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2007 10:05AM
Hey Ty, like this one a lot. Well done!

davidhu 17 19 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2007 8:46PM
Works so well filling the frame with the ducks, Ty. The big one makes a great counterpoint.
kevski 16 14 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 7:05AM
Lol ducks everywhere.Great compo with the large duck.Great shot.
looboss 15 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 8:28AM
Excellent and a superb fun shot!
Dis I win? Wink
peter_oak 17 1 England
2 Jun 2007 9:32AM
Well done this shot has made me smile,good duck sorry I should have said luck.

2 Jun 2007 11:06AM
Really cute and you live in New Jersey - I'm just over the bridge in Westchester County, New York! =)
catnappin 15 666 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 2:17PM
Great fun, really made me smile.
mikbee 15 3 8 Scotland
2 Jun 2007 3:59PM
Terrific colours in the water.Pic there alone.
Nice one.
2 Jun 2007 6:04PM
Lol, great capture Ty, you can see who was first in the food queue, nice one, Adrian
meadowman 15 1
3 Jun 2007 9:18AM
great colour ty,like this one

User_Removed 18 16 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2007 9:35AM
what a great shot.

4 Jun 2007 11:36PM
Great shot Ty - love the big duck with all the little ducks Smile

TonyFrith 15 3 6 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2007 7:25PM
great shot & colours like the composition with the big one & good description
What a great idea our river is too wide to do it, or is it have to mention it to one of the councilors
brownsilent 15 7 2 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2007 9:36PM
Eh, Ty, that's fantastic. We have the same rubber duck race here too, with the same target, to make money for charity. Double click for this! Cheerio,
Paul_cats 16 61 22 Scotland
7 Jun 2007 8:45AM
Different but a very effective shot. Good crop and comp with nice vibrant colours.
8 Jun 2007 1:00PM
Lol! It's a great shot. Very clever! //Benjamin
Eden 18 40 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2007 5:44PM
what fun - made me smile!
limmy62 15 12 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2007 10:51PM
Wonderful stuff Ty!

13 Jun 2007 5:35AM
Feeling a little quacky Ty?
Cute image, would look wonderful on the front of a card or journal. =o)
17 Jun 2007 5:19PM
Ha ha, great stuff. Like this very much.

John (-:
helena 18 134 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2007 7:58PM
Great shot, I love it regards Tara x
Buffalo_Tom Plus
16 2.3k 29 Wales
14 Jul 2007 4:15PM
Very clever excellent spot.
tigs 18 145 3 Netherlands
15 Jul 2007 9:45PM
Love it! We used to have a similar kinda duck race when I was very young, but the ducks were all different colours. Great shot, lovely bold colours and excellent composition, really suits the format you have chosen, I like the big duck too as it gives you something to focus on.

Best wishes,
19 Aug 2007 1:54PM
Love this shot - Smile

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