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I’ve been knee-deep in inventory (gotta love tax season), so I am forced to dig into the photo archives. Since it has been raining for two days straight (with no end in sight), a duck image seemed appropriate. They are the only ones who would favor this kind of weather! ūüôā¬†

Though these birds are native to Australia and the near-by islands, I didn’t have to travel that far to snap this shot. Luckily, a small tribe make their home on Discovery Island¬†at Disney’s Animal Kingdom (a favorite place¬†of mine to visit).

Unlike our local Mallards, this species prefers the grasslands but will congregate during the day with other waterfowl on the margins of rivers, swamps, marshes and lagoons.

“Duck √† l’Orange” (Plumed Whistling Duck, Dendrocygna eytoni) Nikon D300, 170mm, F/9, 1/320s, -0.3EV, ISO 400

Looking back, I am not sure¬†why I photographed the bird at such an irregular angle. But somehow,¬†I think it works! ūüôā


Ever since a family of Mallards spent a summer with us a few years back, we seem to have developed a unique bond with the web-footed fowl. It is as if they can sense¬†we are “duck-friendly!”

For these two females casually strolling the sands at Disney’s Beach Club resort,¬†this is¬†no doubt the¬†closest they will ever come to anything¬†resembling “snow.”

"Girls on the Beach" (Mallard Ducks, Female) Nikon D300, 200mm, F/5.6, 1/320s, ISO 200, Built-in Flash, -1.0EV

Lucky them!

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