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A muscovy duck walking at the edge of a small pond in Ocala, Florida. I can’t decide if this kind of duck is ugly or beautiful, but I know they can be pretty pesky in a park setting and are sometimes removed and relocated because too many of them make too big a mess.

Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera
1/160s, f/5.0, ISO 100, focal length 20.6 mm
Taken through the open car window. Slight boost in Picasa3.9
Best seen in larger view

FEATURED in Animals Plus Wild BIRD Photography, Feb. 25, 2012

Tags

duck, bird, muscovy, muscovy duck, waterfowl

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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Comments

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 2 years ago

    Sort of looks as if this guy got between Jackson Pollock and a canvas! Very cool critter – like you, I’m torn between pretty and ugly, but you sure got a great photo!

  • LOL Love your description! Thanks so much, my friend!

    – AuntDot

  • Seven hours later and I’m still chuckling over your Jackson Pollock comment every time I think of this duck!

    – AuntDot

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejover 2 years ago

    really wonderful!!!

  • Many thanks, Linda!

    – AuntDot

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 2 years ago

    I do not believe that I ever seen one before!!!! A really excellent capture!!! Bill

  • Thanks, Bill. There’s always a controversy about what to do with the Moscovy ducks. They do make a mess!

    – AuntDot

  • Brenda Boisvert
    Brenda Boisvertover 2 years ago

    A fabulous capture, Dot …. I do agree with you about the question of his beauty …. as long as Mrs Muscovy loves him:-)))

  • LOL I guess beauty really is in the eye of the beholder! Thanks much, Brenda!

    – AuntDot

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 2 years ago

    I think you are pretty too… adorable capture Dot… lovely markings.

  • You are very kind to say this duck is pretty. There were several of them and they were so curious I thought they were going to fly up into the car through the open window! We had to move on, as there was traffic coming up behind us, but I would have loved to get an even closer shot. This one is cropped somewhat.

    – AuntDot

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccariover 2 years ago

    We have the muscovy’s here too Dot. Some are so beautiful and then again, some are not, but all beautiful in their own way. LOL! Great capture. :)

  • Thank you, Kathy. I was surprised they were so curious…..I thought they were going to get in the car with me. Usually wildlife turns and goes the other way when I try to photograph them.

    – AuntDot

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago

    stunning capture !

  • Thank you so much, Guendalyn.

    – AuntDot

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

    All Around Florida Group

  • NewfieKeith
    NewfieKeithover 2 years ago

    Cute Capture!! You are right!! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder :))

  • Thank you, Keith. This one isn’t too bad, but I’ve seen some VERY ugly moscovy ducks.

    – AuntDot

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 2 years ago

    Awesome Capture Dot!!!! I can’t decide either!!!! LOL :)))))

  • Thanks! They are different, that’s for sure!

    – AuntDot

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