Saturday, January 1, 2011

Duck ! (the answer)

The last 2010 What is This post proved to be an easy challenge as everyone got this one – the feedback comments were great fun too.

YES, the photo was of 2 battling mallard ducks. The combatants were photographed during our November road trip to GA. Both were vying for the attention of a certain female mallard. The shots were taken with a small digital camera, which while not great for capturing action shots, still provided some interesting effects.

Here’s a bit more of the fight . . .duck fight collage And, a more peaceful couple . . .duck couple collage

THANKS to all who had some fun with me!


Elaine said...

Nice collages! I think the blurriness works just fine in these photos, and really gives you a feel for the "action". When I was down by the river here a few days ago I saw a Mallard battle too, but they spent a lot of time underwater. My shots were not as good as yours because of the cloudy day.

grammie g said...

Hi Beatrice....I guessed right...I don't get a prize....I wasted all that brain power for lol ; }
Nice collage!!

Montanagirl said...

Wow they were really going at it! And cool collages by the way.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Elaine, yes I agree that the camera's limited ability to stop action worked to an advantage here. The blurred effects really show a struggle here.

Grammie G, sorry there were no prizes this time...maybe in the spring when Grenville grows a few too many cukes? And didn't you enjoy the challenge too :-)

Thanks Mona, yes they were going at it - what males will do to impress a female - no matter what species!

Lois Evensen said...

Ah ha, we finally are able to connect so I got here after the battle, the puzzle, and the answer. ;)

Very nice images. I'm glad I didn't miss those.

Happy New Year to you both,

John said...

sorry I missed the challenge, I do enjoy your challenges.. wishing you both a wonderful healthy happy new year. Love,Diana( this will probably sign in as John.._ Yep I knew it..

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Awww Lois and Diana, sorry you missed this one, but there will be others in 2011 as I plan to try and make this a more regular "feature" on our blog cause it is fun for me too!
Happy New Year to you too.

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