Watching the watcher

I was being watched carefully while taking the family portrait.

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 6th November 2007, This photo: 3:48pm


  • The Sage of Shadowdale said:
    And rightly so.
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  • David de Groot said:
    Oh I dunno, these weren't really big enough to eat... ;-)
  • said:
    One of them looks ready to charge! Great shot.
  • David de Groot said:
    Quite likely, or at least trying to look threatening.
  • pertelote1 said:
    The babies are growing up. What wonderful subjects you have here.
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed they are. This is a different brood to the last lot, but same variety. Still, all the ducklings I've seen of late seem to be about this size, so I guess they hatch at roughly the same time in this part of Queensland.
  • Misteriddles said:
    I feed a variety of ducks most mornings at Minnippi to de-stress before work. I've noticed this type of duck is quite skittish, but I do like to favour them -- helping them get to the food by distracting the more aggressive waterfowl.

    Lovely shot.
  • David de Groot said:
    Skittish is definitely a good description of them. I've managed to get quite close to Pacific Black Ducks, but these Australian Wood Ducks are very much on the skittish and wary side of things.
  • traceyisanozzy said:
    How gorgeous, were you very far away? A great shot as I like how they stand out against all the grass :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    This is cropped down a fair bit as I was somewhere between 4 and 6 m away from them.
  • Happy_Peasant said:
    What a great family portrait.