Reflected Parenthood

Australian Wood Duck and her ducklings reflected in the pond.

More ducklings to come, this is just a teaser... ;-)

View all photos taken: Sunday, 9th September 2007, This photo: 2:33pm

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  • looby88 said:
    now isnt this just the sweetest !! Is she preening her feathers or going to sleep on the job !!
  • David de Groot said:
    Preening :) I had to get her like that because with her head up she'd not have fit in the frame with the reflection as well.
  • rumblemumbles said:
    this is such a fantastic capture...I'm a sucker for cute little balls of fluff so I'm going to have to fave it :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah well you're in luck, I have some more cute little balls of feathers to post soon :)
  • traceyisanozzy said:
    Ooooo David, what a huge cuteness factor in this one!! A beautiful shot, I'm very jealous, love that reflection and of course the cuuuuuuute ducklings! :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Tracey :) I've got some more coming, I just didn't want to flood the stream with ducklings too early ;-)
    In the meantime, there's another duck family over here.
  • pertelote1 said:
    This is a beautiful composition. So peaceful, and the subject material is pretty special too! I have raised Rouens and the ducklings are irresistible.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) Of course it was even cuter still about a minute earlier when the ducklings were all climbing in under her. They came out several minutes later, posed a bit, and then swam across the pond.