Sunday, May 10, 2009

Listen to your mama, child

In honor of mothers everywhere on this Mother's Day! I know exactly what that mama duck is telling her little one --- "Wash behind your ears, don't talk with your mouth full, be nice to your brothers and sisters, if you can't say something nice don't say anything at all, make sure you don't leave the house without clean underwear, etc etc" This mother duck must have blown into our subdivision pond with Hurricane Ike because I discovered these ducklings about 3 weeks afterwards. There were 7 when I first saw them, but sadly one by one the law of nature (and humans --- unnaturally) prevailed and only 1 survived, which is typical. I loved to see them everyday when I walked.

Camera info: Nikon D200, 70 - 200mm 2.8 VR lens with 1.7 teleconverter at f6.3, 1/160th, cloudy white balance, ISO 100, at 8:30 am
Post processing: set white and black points in ACR, ran a "boost" action by Pioneer Woman, sharpened


  1. Nice capture of the moment. Great exposure, color, and Bokeh as well.

    I like your other post as well. For some reason when I save you blog on my favorites it kep pointing to your original post. This made me think you were stuck-on-high-center :), and caused me to miss you new postings. Should be all straight now. Keep up the good work

  2. Almost a LJP Bird shot, but you need more butt to be a real LJP Bird shot. I like how simple the colors and composition are. That makes you focus on the subject.

    Good job.