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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Dancing Duck

Good morning,

This series of images is more from our trip to Eden Park and images published yesterday. 
While walking near Mirror Lake, I saw a couple of Canada Geese and started in that direction to get come pictures. 
I was immediately distracted by this male Mallard performing a water ballet.
He was doing some searching for food and some preening...
 ...but would stop every once in awhile to be sure...
 ...I was still watching him.
 He would then strike another pose...
 ...while I stood there clicking away...
 ...to get more than 50 images.
 About the time my battery died...
 ...and I was ready to move on and use my baby camera for awhile...
 ...he made some final...
 ...pirouettes...
 ...made a few more splashes...
 and took...
 ...one more dive...
 ...splash...
 ...and his final bow.

Such fun to watch.

Lois

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21 comments:

KaHolly said...

Such a fun source of entertainment. Doesn't take much, does it? Aren't you glad you are you?

texwisgirl said...

I love watching the ducks bathe! they fully enjoy themselves! if we could all be so free!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

The male ducks have been quite active this Spring. I'm surprised there wasn't a female around.

Happy Days said...

What a great series of shots Lois! I can hear all the splashing now!! He was so funny!! Great post...debbie

√ Honest Abe said...

Thats more like a good Saturday night bath. I suspect he was stirring up the stuff on the bottom.

Montanagirl said...

Fun series!

Angela Häring-Christen said...

Fantastic. Super shots.
Greetings
Angela

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

That is soooo funny, Lois. You captured it perfect! The last picture in particular.
Have a lovely day xxx

Elaine said...

Mallards may be a very common duck, but I always get a lot of enjoyment watching them. This guy certainly performed for you. Very nice series of shots!

Diana said...

I love watching the ducks! You did a great job capturing Mr. Ducks show Lois. I love your header photo, it's gorgeous!
Love Di ♥

Cat said...

Great shots of the mallard, I really enjoyed them.
I found you from Tanya's blog. Great blog. I want to try your cheese bread. I also love to bake. and sew...
Expect joy, cat

EG Wow said...

I like your action shots of the duck! They truly are such fun to watch,

Lois Evensen said...

Good morning,

This guy sure was fun to watch. There was no female close, but he sure was showing off as if there was.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments.

Very best,
Lois

Indrani said...

Great series of shots, almost like a short movie.

One said...

Oh! What a lovely scene! I only get to watch the sparrows bathe in the sand in my garden.

Gary said...

He really put on a show, Lois. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Lovely - what enrgy!

chubskulit said...

Now, that is what I call beauty!

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Ms. Burrito said...

Lovely critter!


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Ms. Burrito said...

Lovely critter!


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