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From a distance, I saw this mother duck had some young ducklings playing around her, but by the time I came close enough to photograph, they had all disappeared under her wings… I came as close as i could without disturbing her too much, set up my tripod and tele lens, and waited….
a looong time… :) . This one is Duckling 2 :)
In the end I only got to see and photograph two of them. After my walk, on my way back I passed there again. Now again the ducklings were playing all around her. But because of the scarce light, I didn’t succeed in making any good pics any more, but I counted them… there were at least 13 !!

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and Tamron 70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens.

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Featured in The Birds (May 28, 2010)
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Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

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  • steppeland
    steppelandover 4 years ago

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesover 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much!

    – steppeland

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 4 years ago

    Beautiful, sweet image.

  • Thanks a lot for the kind comments, and for your support, my friend! (hug)

    – steppeland

  • Kristina K
    Kristina Kover 4 years ago

    cute, :)) k host of best from around the barnyard.

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 4 years ago

    May 28, 2010

  • Thank you so much for the feature, It means a lot!

    – steppeland

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 4 years ago

    You are so very welcome steppeland

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Cute capture!

  • Thank you, Ray, glad you like it! :)

    – steppeland

  • Tracy66
    Tracy66over 3 years ago

    Mother nature is so beautiful

  • That’s so true… Thank you, Tracy! :)

    – steppeland

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 3 years ago

    Such a sweet capture- congratulations on the Feature!

  • Thank you so much, dear! :)

    – steppeland

  • bobby1
    bobby1over 3 years ago

    Congrats on feature stunning capture:)

  • Thanks a lot, Bobby, most appreciated!

    – steppeland

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