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Mommy Wood Duck with ducklings

Mommy Wood Duck with ducklings
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Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd, FUJINON ZOOM LENS 28-300mm Equiv.135
Exposure: f/4, 1/220 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-16 17:01
Viewed: 3933
Points: 34
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hello friends, after photos of the
male and the female Wood Ducks here
is the Mommy with 16 ducklings !

at that time that i did this photo
i posted of photo of this family
swimming on opposite side

from Hinterland Who's Who website

« After a long winter in the
relatively frost-free southern
United States, Wood Ducks migrate
north to their Canadian breeding grounds,
arriving there by April. Pair formation
may occur on the wintering grounds before
or during spring migration, or on the
breeding grounds if one of the pair is lost.
Mated pairs seek out secluded swamps or beaver
ponds that provide water, nesting sites,
brooding habitat, and feeding areas.

Females often return to the same general
area in which they were hatched, sometimes
accompanied by mates that were hatched far away.

Like other perching ducks, Wood Ducks
nest in trees. Preferred nesting sites
are holes in hollow trunks or large
branches that result from broken limbs,
fire scars, lightning and logging damage.
They also use cavities created by large
woodpeckers such as the Pileated Woodpecker.

Nests are situated from 1 to 15 m
above ground,in trees more than 40 cm
in diameter. They are usually found close
to water, although females sometimes
select trees some distance from water. »



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Hi Asbed.I must say I like the subject matter of this upload as I find wood ducks to be so very lovely to look at.I just wish you could of shown at closer in photo of these fine birds.The colour and exposure are very good and the only thing that lacks is finer details.Thanks for sharing momma woody,she and her ducklings look wonderful.


I don't personally like it when you go in too far Ashbed. Everyone else already does close in and you have made the environmental aspect so important. Keep up the great imagery.

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  • dilek Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 9] (82)
  • [2011-01-16 19:04]

I want to say something marvellous photo Thanks for sharing. Goodluck I like to much ducks. With love

16 in the line! Wow, Asbed! I have only one of those at home and complaining! Nature is amazing my friend!Great shot taken with your old Fujifilm! Impressive natural habitat and brilliant point of view indeed. Lovely natural colors as well. Bravo! Interesting image with educational value!
George Veltchev

Hallo Asbed
This is really a great picture. It is so genuine and true to nature, such a tender and family-like scene. It is beautiful to see this mommy Wood Duck and her 15 piece off-spring. I like the angle in which you have captured them from above, this way when can see the “follow my leader” scenario beautifully. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Asbed,

lovely and cute image from the mother with her ducklings.
Nice pov and fine colors.
It's always an nice meeting this.


Hallo Asbed,
a very good and interesting capture of this fantastic family, what an incredible numerous ducklings, fine detail and splendid natural colours, nice composition
Best regards

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-01-17 7:17]

Hi Asbed!
What a lovely and tender scene! Incredible number of ducklings!!
The image is very well composed, with the long line of duks crossing the image. Fine details and
beautiful light, with impressive reflections on the water.
Congratulations my friend on this very pleasant image.
Ciao! Vanda

Entrañable toma con esos 16 patitos que son todo un espectáculo para la vista.
Muy bien ambientada ya que podemos disfrutar de una buena parte del hábitat que los rodea.
Saludos Asbed: Josep Ignasi.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-17 8:56]

Hello Asbed,
Very nice scene of mother and duckies in their natural environment. Beautiful natural colours and good sharpness.

Hi Asbed,
what a nice photo. Very pleasant view!! What a large family. Great composition, nice natural colours. Also very interesting note.
Thanks for sharing

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2011-01-17 10:44]

Hi Asbed,

A beautiful shot of Mommy Wood Duck and her many babies in their natural environment, The setting is as wonderful as the family. Excellent details of the ducks and an amazing pov. This is nature at its best.


Hi Asbed
Beautiful scene with excellent composition and wonderful colours.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2011-01-17 13:34]

Hi Asbed
very nice natural habitat and how cute they are!

bonjour Asbed
cette famille carolin est vraiment adorable, j'aime cette scene avec cette cane et ses 16 canetons nageant en formation derrière elle, avec la végétation verte de chaque côté de la rivière,la lumière naturelle et les reflets dans l'eau
Passe une bonne nuit

Bonjour Asbed,

La végétation cadre bien l'étang. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du canard branchu femelle et de ses canetons. La bonne luminosité met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


How many babies have, splendid scene Asbed, nice detail and fine natural colors, very good photo performance!
regards Nasos

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