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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday ~ Mr. & Mrs. Mallard (for now!)

This lovely couple of Mallard ducks is on one of the canal banks in Phoenix. They will remain a couple until the female lays her eggs, then he will desert her. What a cad!! The Mallard Duck is the ancestor of all domesticated ducks.

When I took these photos I was trying to capture the shadow shot. I think it is interesting the way the shadow also transferred to the reflection.

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31 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Love the Mallards -- well, Mr Mallard is a cad, but that's often the way of the good looking guy! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Jen said...

Happy SSS to you Cassie.
I'm glad I didn't marry a duck. ;) Nice shot.

Ralph said...

Just like a male of any species! But at least they are in domestic bliss under y=the warm Arizona sun. They look at peace on the concrete banks, no need to work under a blazing sky, anyway...

Dorothy said...

Nice shadow shot of the ducks! I learned a bit about ducks from your post!

Daisy said...

I like the duck shadows, Cassie! Nice pictures. Happy weekend to you. :D

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a great capture Cassie.
I cant believe he is such a cad. I will never ever look at mallard males the same way again. We should call them "Tiger"
:)

LDH said...

I agree...The reflection is interesting! Nice stopping by!

Kindly, ldh

Lindy MacDuff said...

Great shadows and reflections!

Quilt Works said...

What a nice catch! Nice reflection, and you post gave me a chuckle. A cad indeed.

Hey Harriet said...

Oh what a cad indeed! I just hope the girl duck will then fall for another cute boy duck who is more worthy of her affection :)

That's a lovely shot!

My shot wasn't of some whacky cool pod thingie but just a dried up old leaf I'm afraid!

Have yourself a super week!

Birgitta said...

Lovely shot! Nice shadows!

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Rajesh said...

Fantastic shot.

Rosebud Collection said...

What a cute shot..I enjoy seeing ducks around and you were lucky to get this nice picture.. Once I had a couple of Mallards in my back yard. Our yard flooded after winter and there they were. Sad, I didn't have a camera then.
Happy SSS.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

In grade school I did a report on Mallards...I was always put off that the male ducks were prettier than the females - so, two strikes against Mr. Mallard!!
Have a nice week Cassie!

ADonald466 said...

Excellent shadow/reflection shots!

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Mumsy said...

Great photos, and the reflections are awesome to see.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

A lovely shadow & reflections shots, Cassie...

Have a super nice Sunday & week ahead.

xoxo

Elizabeth said...

Love your ducks! seem to be the bird of the day.
All best wishes from New York.

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Mirror images, shadows, reflections - what a capture! Perhaps she's better off without him.

Jacqui said...

Didn't know that about mallard dads - still, they make a great couple for your wonderful picture.

Eric said...

Happy Bloggoversary! Hope Mr Mallard pays maintance...!

Wiry wags Eric x

Lorenza said...

Happy 2nd Blogoversary!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Eden said...

Great shadow shots, Cassie and the reflections are awesome.

sunnymama said...

Great shot of the ducks. The reflections are cool. :)

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful reflection and shot! Really lovely:-)
Wish you a great week!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Happy Blogiversary - we'll be celebrating our first one later in the week.

xo
Lynn

Amber and Nala said...

Hi, thought I would check out the blog....I like all your shadow shots and the food pics...YUM!

Nala

The Japanese Redneck said...

I hope she doesn't lay them right there.

Stine in Ontario said...

Cool reflections and shadows!

Johnny Nutcase said...

mmm, garlic! I can't get enough of that stuff! I'm mildly addicted, ha! Fun photos and i like the mallards too :)

texassky said...

Cute Shadow shot!! I am not a bird fan...too many in Texas, but this is a sweet pic.