Monday, May 26, 2008

Odd Shots: Duck Tipping

Three mallard drakes were swimming side by side yesterday. Perfectly synchronized, they all oddly tipped and rose at the same time. I always enjoy watching duck (and geese) feet wave in the air when they tip. But I noticed a couple of other things in these photos . . .

. . . the feet should be held underwater for balance . . .

. . . and just before they tip over, they look as if they are capsizing!

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10 comments:

  1. Very funny photos! I love that first one with the three bums in the air!

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  2. Now that is odd! Great capture too.

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  3. Very cute shots! You had to be quick to get those! My odd shot is HERE

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  4. I usually don't comment on memes I haven't participated in, but I just HAD to comment on this! It just cracked me up, and it was such GREAT timing on your part to capture this!!! I LOVE it! Besides, since I'm one of your biggest fans, I'm allowed to comment on ANY of your posts, even if I'm not a member of the meme... which I probably should be, huh? Yeah I guess I should. Am I rambling? Oh yeah, I'm rambling - sorry!
    Luv ya!

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  5. These gave me a great chuckle as I pictured them all going under together.

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  6. I'm late but I'm finally here. I have never witnessed such duck antics -- thanks for sharing! Fits odd shots perfectly!

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  7. That "capsized" photo is great!

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  8. Cool captures! How fun! I absolutely LOVE watching ducks, geese and swans tip! It's particularly funny with swans who look so graceful--sticking their butts up in the air.

    We're back from our trip to the Pinery.

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  9. The ducks looks funny. Great photos !

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  10. And they blend right in with the stumps. I suppose they are grateful to the beavers for this camouflage!

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