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Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D; Canon 55-250 telescopic zoom lens; 1/200, f/5.6, ISO 100, focal length 179.0mm; Edited in Picasa3.9 and Photoshop7
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I’ve been trying to save this not-so-well focused photo, because I love this little duck scratching its neck (I’ve never seen that before) and the ripples in the water. I hope the quirky coloring did the trick. Taken at Seminole Park in Seminole, Florida.

FEATURED in Let Animals Stay Free, July 19, 2012
FEATURED in New Creations of Beautiful Art and Photography, June 27, 2012

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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  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 2 years ago

    Oh how cute… I love those little ducklings.. Terrific capture, Dot.

  • Thanks so much, Carol. I almost threw this photo away so many times, but there was something about it that I so very much wanted to save. It happens now and then.

    – AuntDot

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

    All Around Florida Group

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 2 years ago

    So cute Dot… love your title…

  • Thanks bunches, Andrea!

    – AuntDot

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 2 years ago

    Opps!! I itching pls wait that shot…quackk…:)))

    Outstanding work, I love your idea…
    Art Quote of the Day
    The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness.
    Max Eastman mentioned…
    Best regards,

  • Thank you, Sunny. You made me smile with your comment!

    – AuntDot

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonover 2 years ago

    Its a very sweet shot! Very cute!

  • Thanks so much, Kristi!

    – AuntDot

  • Jean-Luc Rollier
    Jean-Luc Rollierover 2 years ago

    Excellent work and title.

  • Thanks Jean-Luc…much appreciated!

    – AuntDot

    JUSTARTover 2 years ago


  • Thank you, Sylvia!

    – AuntDot

  • WeeZie
    WeeZieover 2 years ago

    So cute, great capture.

  • Thank you, Carolyn. Glad you enjoyed it.

    – AuntDot

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnover 2 years ago

    i quite like this one

  • Thank you so much, Dave! Glad you like it!

    – AuntDot

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 2 years ago

    Sometimes it is the not so perfect images that are the most delightful – love this little duck and pleased that you did not throw him away !!

  • Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging comment! I love the little duck, too and something kept telling me not to delete it! :-))

    – AuntDot

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