Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Snow Ducks

Tired of paddling in the frigid pond
the ducks are on the move.


Spring has tickled the earth beneath the snow
and they forage for the vegetation that begins to grow.


They're funny
these forest ducks,

wiggling their way
around branch and tree,
maneuvering over root and snag.

With bright orange snowshoes
they waddle along

With an occasional stumble and flap
when one foot sinks too deep.

They look at home,
snuggled
in their warm brown
feathers.

Of course they'd like the snow.
It's nothing more than frozen water :)


26 comments:

  1. Hello Rosemary!
    Pictures of ducks, lovely.
    I wish you Happy Easter.
    I send kisses.
    Lucia

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  2. Myślę, że kaczki mimo iż sobie dają radę, chciałyby też już wiosny. Zdjęcia są wspaniałe. Pozdrawiam cieplutko.
    I think that even though the ducks give advice, or would like to have spring. The photos are great. Regards warm.

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  3. Merci ils sont telleme,t beaux et dans ce décor encotre plus
    J'adore tes photos elles sont si belles et très calires aussi
    UN grand bravo pour ce post
    BONNE soirée
    COIN COIN

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  4. Great pieces of photography, the Mallard Ducks are my favourite Rosemary.

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  5. Lovely duck pictures Rosemary....specially that first one.

    Greetings, Joop

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  6. These are such perfection they almost don't look real!

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  7. Oi amiga, achei seu blog lindo, já estou seguindo e sempre que puder passarei por aqui, trabalho com artesanato em eva, venha conhecer meu cantinho ficarei muito feliz.

    valartesdigitais.blogspot.com

    Val

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  8. The colors of these Mallards contrast beautifully against the crisp white snow! I bet they are looking forward to the spring as well:)

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  9. Aren't they sweet? And the jewel-toned green on the mallards is just gorgeous. I remember them at my university campus; I'd feed them and even carry them -- they were quite sociable really lol!

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  10. Oh my, these pictures are stunning!

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  11. These poor ducks. Wish better days are coming for you and them.
    I love all the pictures. Did you get to catch them stumbling?
    They sure love the attention you giving them.
    See their eyes :)

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  12. Rosemary, great photos! The wood ducks and white snow, poor things!
    Have a nice week!

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  13. Wau - where some great pictures you took of some beautiful ducks. Wish you a happy Easter :) Hanne Bente

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  14. Those ducks look so adorable and so do your pictures! Have a great Thursday, Rosemary!

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  15. What a great photo Rosemary, they are all very good, sharp and well exposed.
    Greetings Irma

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  16. heel mooi om ze zo in de sneeuw te fotograferen.

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  17. Rosemary, I've long seen painters and carvers try mightily to portray the beauty and elegance and knowingness of ducks. Some come close. But you and your camera make them live.

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  18. I love the contrast of ducks and snow in these pics - believe it or not I don't think I've ever seen it before!

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  19. What stunning photos--The ducks could not be more beautiful. I just wish they weren't standing on snow--Will warmer weather ever come and stay?

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  20. Realmente preciosas todas las tomas, espectaculares!!
    Un abrazo grande.

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  21. Lovely pictures Rosemary, but I feel for those ducks, it must be cold on their feet! I hope you see an end to the snow soon and get warmer weather. Here in London we don't have to battle with snow but we still have winter temperatures, with well below minus Celsius at night and not much more during the day. Coldest March since 1962! I wish you a great Easter!

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  22. Hallo Rosemarie
    I adore ducks, we call them in Italian "Germano Reale". The pictures 1, 2 and the last one are my favorites, their sweet expression is alwass impressing!!

    Happy Easter to you and your family, hoping, without snow!
    Dany

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  23. Ohhh I love them and you have captured them so beautiful, Rosemary!
    Happy Easter and warm greetings,
    Anna

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  24. Wonderful photos, Rosemary!
    Hahaha... did you lie in the snow to get down at their level???!!
    The result is stunning! ;-)

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  25. You make very clear how beautiful wild ducks are.
    Beautiful series Rosemary!

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Thank you so much for your kind words :)

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