Lucky Duck by Gabrielle  Lees


Small (21.8" x 16.4")

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This shot is for you Al! :)

This is my drake Tuxedo. Today was a very good day for him, he got two new girlfriends. Blossom and Pearl. A few days ago I lost Snow White to a fox and poor Tuxedo was just lost, he was fretting.

Took me a few days to find two girls but I’m pretty sure he’s happy, there’s been a lot of rumpy pumpy going on in my duck pen today. All is well tonight, they seem to have settled down. Hopefully otherwise I’m thinking of asking the vet to see if they actually nute drakes! LOL!


duck, tuxedo

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  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 3 years ago

    Nice work Gabe..cheers.

  • Thanks Wazza, this duck is such a pain to photograph, he always ducks for cover! :) Hehhehe!

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesalmost 3 years ago

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesalmost 3 years ago

    Awww you would’nt take away the old boys manhood would you lol ! hoping he gives the girls a break soon so he gets to keep the family jewels lol, hopefully there will ducklings soon, l have names for to of them… Bow and Tie :-) Gorgeous shot and clarity Gabe, he is really handsome

  • Hehhee! Trudi you quack me up! :P Yes he’s a good looking boy but I think the girls think he aint all that??? Lucky he settle down this afternoon, he had them captive all day under the duck house and there’s feathers everywhere. Poor girls have the back of their necks a bit bare! This afternoon they were all happy swimming in the tub, unfortunately a bit small for all three, might have to get them another bathtub.

    Thanks buddy! :) xx

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • jesika
    jesikaalmost 3 years ago

    Nice duck pond, Gabe! LOL And now you’re a marriage broker too.

  • Hahahaha! No! A match maker! :) It was sad Jesika to see the poor old boy with no one and depressed. He and Snow White had been together for probably 4 years? My pond is one of those garden fibreglass ponds, a pretty expensive pond but I had a bathtub and it was too hard to clean out all the time. They just make mud, messy little critters!

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Penny Kittel
    Penny Kittelalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Gabe! love the droplets of water you’ve captured in this – and his stunning colour! the dappled light is most becoming to him!
    sorry to hear about snow white ((hugs))

  • Awwh thanks buddy! :) xx Yes we had my Dad’s 80th party on down at the bay and had to leave early, Kiri didn’t put the ducks away as they were swimming next door in the drain. We naturally forgot to check on them when we got home really late Saturday night. Sunday morning I saw Tuxedo on the driveway and I knew straight away when I saw him. He was very distressed and just standing there lost. Poor boy. He was a bit in shock I think. He and Snow White had been together for around 4 years I think.

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • KiriLees
    KiriLeesalmost 3 years ago

    Wow, I think this is the best and only good shot of this pest!! LOL!! Awesome shot mum, I love the way the shadow of the mesh on his feathers make them look very cool!!

  • Yes as you know, he’s not easy to photograph, I recon he was tired from his very busy day! Hahaha! You know what I’m saying?

    Mum xx

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alalmost 3 years ago

    I love this guy. Is he a Mallard? If he’s so horny you might be able to hire him out for stud duty. LOL. Thanks for the dedication BTW. I’d hate to see him lose his jewels. A fav Mate. xox

  • Oh Al, you only said that as YOU WISH! LOL! To be hired out for stud duty, geez buddy??? :PP

    Funny you say that, he looks like a Mallard but after checking on the net we think he is a Rouen duck.

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonalmost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture , love those water drops on his head, awww – let him have some fun, if you don’t want more ducks, eat them lol…… :o)x

  • Hahhaa! Josie, you quack me up! :PP No I couldn’t eat them, I have this cousin and every time she visits me she starts naming them Christmas, Easter and Thanks Giving but we here in OZ, don’t have Thanks Giving so I find that quite rude, my poor ducks! lOL! She not allowed to visit anymore! LOL! My poor duck got eaten by a fox on Saturday night, bit upset.

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • SUBI
    SUBIalmost 3 years ago

    lovely looking drake Gabrielle, great photo, very well done, Sue :)

  • Hi Sue, thank you my friend! :) He’s not easy to get a photo of, he ducks out of the frame all the time or just keeps ducking his head. Drives me crazy! LOL! I think after all the excitement today of his two new girls he was slow! lOL!

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 3 years ago

    magnificent capture, what a cutie

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