Not this little Black Duck!

I went for a stroll through the botanic gardens today and played with fast shutter speed shots. While near the nearly refurbished second duck pond I saw this pacific black duck scratching itself and fired off a few shots.

This shot turned out pretty well.

There are more duck and bird shots to come, but I thought this one really needed posting straight away ;)

View all photos taken: Friday, 10th November 2006, This photo: 1:12pm

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  • Margot- said:
    Hehehe! From a thumbnail it looks like it was drowning but now I realized this is a freeze shot of its quacking. Such a clever shot!
  • David de Groot said:
    I wish it were quacking, but not a sound did it make (except for splash!). For some reason, when it scratched it's head it opened it mouth at the same time.
  • AlexandraPhotos said:
    Very cute. I wonder why it opened it's mouth when scratching
    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • Margot- said:
    Maybe scratching felt that good. (o^.^o)
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    Very funny - looks like it is rather miffed and angry about something.
  • David de Groot said:
    Not sure Alexandra, but it made for some fun photography :) I'm thinking it might need a tighter crop for more impact...

    Quite likely Margot :)

    David, it reminds me greatly of Daffy Duck (thus the title).