Monday, September 3, 2018

Australian Wood Ducks

The other day because I was expecting friends to visit, I opened the front gate and left it open. When they arrived they drove  straight around to the back.  Sarah jumped out of the car and asked me if I knew there were ducks and ducklings just outside.  I hurried inside and grabbed my camera then followed her quickly outside my yard. I wasn't  expecting anything to wait long so left the camera set on automatic. Big mistake!!  I needed to change both the speed and the depth of focus. By the time I realized that, it was too late to worry about it - so I just took multiple photos and  hoped some would be usable.
Both adult ducks were resting on the grass. The male had the ducklings around him but the female was by herself a few paces away and was stretched out with her head and neck  close to the ground,
Then they were off! The male is one the right and the female on the left.
 BTW I have done some checking now and reminded myself where to find the right buttons and dials!

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  1. Hello, they are nice surprise visitors to your yard. The ducklings are cute, wonderful family photos. Happy Monday, have a great new week ahead!

  2. At least you had the presence of mind to grab your camera. A duck family outing makes for a great photo.

  3. Oh so sweet! Lovely photos of the wood ducks family ~ ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores

  4. Oh look at that wonderful little family -- how sweet that they made themselves at home in your backyard! I love that and I love these photos.

  5. A nice surprise for you. I try to keep my camera on bird photo setting but sometimes it's easy to forget and miss an opportunity.

  6. awww it looks like you got them at just the right time.

  7. what a great find. a lovely family :)