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The female Anas platyrhynchos (wild duck / Mallard) without the 'orange sauce'
Lens: DA* 300 Camera: K5 Photo Location: Sherwood Park, Alberta 
Posted By: daacon, 09-05-2013, 10:34 AM

Not much for birds this morning. I did see a muskrat however he did not surface long enough for me to grab a snap. A grebe was there as well , but that was pre-sunrise too dark to get a decent shot. You can always count on the ducks being here though.

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You can always count on the ducks being here though.
Where would we be without the ducks? They're like a gateway drug to birding.

These are fine captures, of course. I really like the smooth reflections in the last two.
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Pre sunrise, problem is Dave you are getting up way too early, even the wildlife is still in bed.
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female Anas platyrhynchos
I had to open the thread just to see what one of these were, disappointed to find out it's only a duck!

Great shots mind.

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If I didn't know how tasty they were, I probably couldn't eat duck. They are so adorable. The last two shots turned out well.
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If I didn't know how tasty they were, I probably couldn't eat duck. They are so adorable.
It's a fact of life that the cuter an animal is the better it tastes.

Rabbits, pheasants, deer etc. all make good meals and while bison may not strictly fall into the 'cute' category a buffalo burger is simply delicious.
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The duck was certainly a good model.

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How about a box of "quackers" to go with the duck? Sorry, not enough coffee this morning.
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I quite like the colors of the reflections on the water on the 3rd one. It reminds me of black olives. Hummm duck with olives...
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QuoteOriginally posted by scratchpaddy Quote
Where would we be without the ducks? They're like a gateway drug to birding.
These are fine captures, of course. I really like the smooth reflections in the last two.
Ain't the the truth thanks for the comments.

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Pre sunrise, problem is Dave you are getting up way too early, even the wildlife is still in bed.
haha thanks Bob you may have something there.

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I had to open the thread just to see what one of these were, disappointed to find out it's only a duck!
Great shots mind.
ha my plan worked at least one extra view

QuoteOriginally posted by kenafein Quote
If I didn't know how tasty they were, I probably couldn't eat duck. They are so adorable. The last two shots turned out well.
I don't eat it often - but when I do , it's tasty.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tako Kichi Quote
It's a fact of life that the cuter an animal is the better it tastes.
Rabbits, pheasants, deer etc. all make good meals and while bison may not strictly fall into the 'cute' category a buffalo burger is simply delicious.
haha have to agree with you there

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The duck was certainly a good model.
Thanks EM yep posed for a few minutes for me.

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How about a box of "quackers" to go with the duck? Sorry, not enough coffee this morning.
bada bing bada boom Susan thanks for stopping by.

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I quite like the colors of the reflections on the water on the 3rd one. It reminds me of black olives. Hummm duck with olives...
Thanks Zav not really an Olive fan but duck ...ummmmm
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