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Family Swim

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Duck, Duck Goose!

See those cute little black and white ducks in the front of the flock? I feel like I have a connection to them. I shot a couple of pictures of those ducks when they were only ten days old. They were very adorable little peepers! Now they are all grown up and Thursday Hazer and I spent the better part of an hour slowly cruising around an indoor arena behind them. Hazer was very quiet and steady and the ducks were very cooperative!

The Indian Runners in the back of the flock would often break away and form their own little group. Interestingly enough, this flock was made up of three different groups of ducks. Each group was fledged separately, two within days of each other. As we cruised around the arena I began to notice that every time the main group split apart, certain ducks seemed to purposelygravitate toward a specific group. Time and again this happened, so I asked about that. I was told that for some reason ducks always try to stick with their birth group.

The black and white ducks remind me of penguins. They’re not quite as upright as Indian Runners or penguins, but almost. I do love their different color, striped feet and interesting markings. The farm is home to several Border Collies. I guess the ducks are an appropriate addition to the farm, given the black and white “theme.”

Peep!

Top Photo:

Canon EOS 7D
Date: 8/25/10
Time: 10:37 AM
Shutter: 1/400
Aperture: f/3.5
Exposure: Av
ISO: 400
Focal length: 85mm

Bottom Photo:

Canon EOS 7D
Date: 7/2/10
Time: 4:04 PM
Shutter: 1/125
Aperture: f/4.5
Exposure: Manual
ISO: 1600
Focal length: 85mm