BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

FALL IN (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

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With the cold weather here the reserve is pretty quiet but the mallards are a constant presence and quite a few pairs remain throughout the winter months. These two photos were taken earlier in the fall. The lake now has a sheen of ice on it but even when it freezes solid a thin stretch by the shore remains open; luckily for the ducks and other animals who inhabit the forest year round. You often hear the the ducks before you see them these days, a cheering sound that slices through the cold December air.

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21 thoughts on “FALL IN (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. Lovely composition on the 2nd photo. 🙂

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  2. Wonderful photos, Belinda. I liked hearing your description of the duck sounds cutting through the cold air.

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  3. Wonderful details in these photos. The top one is my favorite. Love the reflection. I think the female mallards are more attractive than the males.

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  4. wonderful photography …
    let me share some work from my side..though not as amazing as yours..
    Love Birds

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  5. Love your ducks! So sharp and crisp! Beautiful patterns!!
    Dwight

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  6. Wonderful images! It amazes me how resilient some cratures are as they survive the extremes of the seasons.

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  7. Interesting coloration on the beaks.

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  8. Very nice with good catch lights in the eyes on both.

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  9. Truly beautiful! 🙂

    My brother-in-law and his hunting friend spend a lot of time and effort in hunting ducks and geese. How anyone could blast these out of existence (and call it a sport) is beyond my comprehension.

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  10. These photos are so great – they show every detail of the feathers on these ducks.

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  11. You’re so lucky to have this place nearby. Lots of photo ops here.

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