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A pair of Mallard Ducks are residents here on the little farm pond.  These ducks come and go frequently between this pond and the small private community lake that is nearly across the street from my place here.  I was out with the camera this afternoon and saw the ducks flying around the pond to land at the quiet dam area.  The other area of the pond was occupied by several Canada Geese.  Ducks are especially quick in flight most of the time.  I was fortunate to be in a good spot to catch the action.  This is part 1 of 2 parts.  The second part will be tomorrow and will feature the Canada Geese.  Canada Geese are larger and are slower in flight so they are a bit easier to photograph while flying.  I took these pictures in my yard on March 18, 2012 at about 5:00 pm.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!


Comments on: "The Fly-In, Part 1: Mallard Ducks" (8)

  1. TexWisGirl said:

    love the tandem shots. 🙂

    • Hi TexWisGirl, Many thanks! Right place at the right time this afternoon. I don’t usually post twice in a day but sometimes, well, it is interesting enough to do so. Have an outstanding Monday!

  2. I sure enjoy your wing shots! Yes, Mallards can really scoot and it’s nice to see them in pairs already. Perhaps nesting season has begun.

  3. Good pictures! They ALL seem too fast for me, even with warning honks and quacks, I just can’t get my camera focused fast enough!

    • Hi Ginny, What I try to do when taking pictures of birds or waterfowl flying, is to anticipate where the bird is headed and try to stay a bit ahead of the action and track the bird’s movement. Hard with small birds and really hard with speedy ducks. Geese are easy because they are noisy, slow and large. Have a wonderful day tomorrow and thanks for your great comments here!

  4. It is a cool sight to see the ducks flying in for a landing or taking off. Great captures!

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