Sunday, July 06, 2008

CRITTERS SUNDAY- DUCKING OUT OF RAMSEY WEEK

Ramsey Week started today. It rained of course. I had my schedule ready, my planned set of places and events to photograph, but it just didn't happen. So had to resort to plan B. Just wait and hope it stops, even for a little while. In the meantime I caught up with the emails and sifting through the latest images, like this adorable little fellow above.

I don't know what is was he was trying to tell me, but he didn't stop quacking. Maybe I wasn't getting his best side, or he just wanted to let me know how delicious that mouthful of mud and blade of grass were. As I snapped away he kept quacking, until he made his excuses and and waddled away, still with the muddy mouth and blade of grass he seemed so fond of.

I did manage to snap a few photos, very late in the day. Not the successful camera day it should have been, but it need give me the opportunity to take a closer look at a set of photos that may not have seen the light of day, well not for a while. As for tomorrow and the other outdoor events in Ramsey, guess what it's forecast rain again, a lot of rain.

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44 comments:

Raven said...

That's a wonderful photo. He really does seem engaged with you and the camera in some way, less like bird as object and like a fellow being if that makes sense. I love it. Mud and grass, though. Glad I'm not a bird.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

This is awesome! What a great shot... I totally love it!
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Joy said...

Seems like the duck has plenty to say :-)

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Tash said...

He's a very charismatic duck! Seems to be smiling for the camera. Bummer about the rain. Hope you get at least some clearing in the weather!

Ken said...

I wonder if he was saying I'm not very tasty.
Hope the weather improves so you can get more of those amazing photos you take.

frozen moments said...

Adorable he is. Look at the winning smile he has!

Snapper said...

This is a photo that you can almost hear! Well done.

Christy said...

Cute shot. I think it is just the nature of duck's to quack while you are photographing them. I know the ones that I took pictures of the other day did the same thing to me as yours did to you.

Carletta said...

He is adorable and so soft looking!

It rained here too - hope you have clear skies on the way!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

i think she's laughing!

LeenaM said...

Hopefully your rainy days are over, at least for a while!
Even this funny duck does not care about rains, I think. Iou got about him a warm photo :)
Have a nice Sunday and thank you for your visits my blog!

Blue said...

Yet another terrific birdy photograph - he's great.

Hope the rain blows over.

Aileni said...

Ducks are always smiling and cheer a wet day. Brilliant shot... have you got him under contract ?

Steven (Cavite Daily Photo) said...

Thank you again for droppping by my blg. I am so sorry that I haven't visited yours this past few days because school has been so bugging this past week. i hope you do understand.

Mabuhay and God Bless^^

Steven^^

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

I like the "expression" on that face ... Sometimes I wonder, what if we could understand animals' language ... What would we hear them say? :)

BTW, what's Ramsey Day?

Sandy Kessler said...

This photo just makes me laugh a lot . I can imagine what she is talking about or squawking about

Reader Wil said...

Lovely duck as if he is pulling your leg and laughing out loud! My daughter has some funny ducks which I shall write about later.

Isadora said...

I swear this little one is smiling :)

Lake Lady said...

This one made me laugh out loud! You really captured his/her essence! And your description is so vivid that I could swear I could hear the quacking.
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B. Roan said...

Your duck trumps my geese. At least Mr. Ducky hung around for his close up. Great shot!

Willard said...

I love that shot and I know what you mean about the rain! We are in one of those periods here too and if it isn't raining, the skies are mostly overcast with a lot of humidity!

Kelly said...

Charming photo of the duck! I love how close you are!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Fantastic shot - I love the grass hanging from his mouth!

Müge Tekil said...

This is a super shot! Every detail is beautiful on this photo!

Have a nice Sunday!

Denise said...

Yes a wet day here too. We did manage to get out on the bike though so I mustn't complain! Jo, our goose loves the rain!

Dragonstar said...

I love ducks, they always look happy. This young fellow seems to have taken to you. It's a perfect photo.

Jim said...

quack quack quack, he is saying Happy Sunday Babooska.

Old Wom Tigley said...

The ducklings a stunner.. unlike the weather.. we have had a lot of rain in between bright warm sunshine. I hope the clouds clear for you and bright sun with now lens glare awaits you for the rest of the week.. :O)

Misty Dawn said...

I love this shot! I know exactly what he's saying... "I am cute and I am funny. I should be the Camera-Critters Spokesman... err, I mean Spokesduck. That Aflac duck ain't got nuthin on me!"

Gretchen said...

That's a really great shot! Love the grass hanging out of his mouth. :)

sal said...

He looks happy enough anyway.

ratmammy said...

that is a great photo!!!

Jackie said...

Oh, he's very handsome isn't he!

marley said...

All I can say is QUACK! Great photo.

I thought what happened to the swan in Cheltenham may have made you angery and upset. It was not nice :(

Marcos Santos said...

Duck is my favorite bird.
I had many ducks in my childhood

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

OOOOH Babooska,
I like this Duck Close-up, photo so much! I almost can smel the duck or see her swimming...

Thanks also from Ios, she is a good dog and therefore her portraits looks good I/JoAnn have done nothing for that...

Greetings from JoAnn

Knoxville Girl said...

This shot quacks me up.
Well, someone had to say it.

the teach said...

Hey babooshka, great duck! :)

Chuck Pefley said...

A lot of personality here! I'll bet your partner could use this guy effectively as a comic model. Just Ducky :)

Jennifer Robin said...

I love ducks! What a great portrait!

John said...

What a great close-up shot!

The D in D & T said...

Wow this little guy is just adorable!

Ioanna said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Professor said...

This is such a wonderful photograph- can you give me advise on how to get the birds to smile? The turkeys I photograph just frown...

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