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Happy Conversation Itchy Duck

Posted by
Bettina (Los Angeles, United States) on 18 October 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Found myself on the mean streets of a Nature Conservancy and caught this rather unflattering moment of a duck. How this compromising image came about will be revealed tomorrow...

NIKON D60 1/500 second F/5.6 ISO 400 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

Super title :) .. can't wait for the big reveal tomorrow!

18 Oct 2010 7:49pm

Sally from United Kingdom

Looks like he's on his mobile phone!!! Love the blue and orange - great capture.

18 Oct 2010 7:53pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Amazing balance, he is leaning back left, yet still upright. Far better than the geese.

18 Oct 2010 8:08pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Like he is cupping his ear to hear better ! Looking forward to the sequel !

18 Oct 2010 8:09pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

Ferait il sa gymnastique du matin ou simplement un brin de toilette? J'aime les couleurs soutenues de son plumage.

18 Oct 2010 8:36pm

k@ from Paris, France

Ducks seem to be kings of balance, it seems ;) Super scratch-scratch timing !

18 Oct 2010 8:44pm

@k@: He was very itchy and gave me lots of opportunities. :)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Nice capture, with this funny posture

18 Oct 2010 8:56pm

P. Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

I hope he checked his itch and its gone. Same old itching game for people.
Wonderful capture, can't wait for next one.

18 Oct 2010 8:57pm

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Superb details!

18 Oct 2010 8:59pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful. that would be great for Silly Tuesday

18 Oct 2010 9:06pm

@john4jack: It gets even sillier! :)

Yvon from Orleans, France

wow, what a funny capture, Betty

18 Oct 2010 9:11pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

I hate when I get my foot caught in my earring. :|

18 Oct 2010 9:20pm

@Larry Lefever: You're right! It was an emo duck with body piercings. I used the long lens just in case. ;)

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Wonderful details, great picture.

18 Oct 2010 9:41pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

i should have known :)))

18 Oct 2010 10:32pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

" Huh? What's that? I can't hear ya' "
A darling creature, can't wait to see what's next!

18 Oct 2010 10:35pm

@DULCIE: LOL. Speak up, Sonny! It struck me that way, too. A Happy Conversation Hard Of Hearing Duck just didn't roll off the tongue quite as well. :)

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

He's gorgeous! Lovely shot Bettina!

18 Oct 2010 11:23pm

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Funny and cute image !

19 Oct 2010 12:02am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

When you have an itch you just have to scratch. Even when it looks slightly undignified.

19 Oct 2010 12:37am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Guess she/he is thinking!!! ; )))
Goood job. Bravooo. : )

19 Oct 2010 12:58am

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Love her legs

19 Oct 2010 1:22am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Awe! Beautiful colors and details, Bettina! I love the unique pose he made for you , even if it is an itch! Lovely!

19 Oct 2010 2:04am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

When a guy has an itch, he has to scratch it! ;-) Cool shot.

19 Oct 2010 2:10am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Superb shot!
wonderful colours and details...

19 Oct 2010 3:11am

Bishop from Houston, United States

hahaha... one of the funniest pics today! :)

19 Oct 2010 3:24am

Becky from los angeles, United States

Fantastic!! Too much fun! Itchy little darling that he is! Great capture!

19 Oct 2010 4:05am

rem_la from Villiers, France

ca le gratouille ou ca le chatouille !

19 Oct 2010 4:33am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Ha, ha, good one. Can't wait for tomorrow. Just made the drive back up to Chico. My eyes are TIRED from driving. Not going to get any ducks up for a while, but look forward to seeing more of you, Becky and San's.
Sure was fun.

19 Oct 2010 4:42am

@LauraS: Yep, it sure was! Tomorrow's picture will prove it! ;) Glad to hear you're back safely. Come back soon!

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Ha! Looks like duck Tai Chi!

19 Oct 2010 5:19am

@Stephen: Become a Duck Tai Chi instructor. That's one way to avoid the plum sauce.

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Very great capture of this rarely seen action!

19 Oct 2010 5:28am

@flyingwind风飞扬: I waited for hours to capture this moment!! ;)

roeb from rotterdam, Netherlands

having seen the cause i understand why he's scratchin' behind the ear.
silly people?!?

19 Oct 2010 8:13am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Hehe... great timing here Bettina :) Very well done. Have a nice day :)

19 Oct 2010 9:04am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom


19 Oct 2010 9:36am

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

very colorful!!!

19 Oct 2010 12:45pm

Zoltan from Toronto, Canada

fab duck.

19 Oct 2010 4:51pm

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

I can't believe ducks are using phones in 2010, what's next? Cool shot.

19 Oct 2010 7:06pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente captura!

20 Oct 2010 1:38am

steve from El Paso, United States

That quacks me up! :)

20 Oct 2010 4:10am

@steve: ROFL! :)

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Very funny moment :)

20 Oct 2010 6:54am

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

A great pose!

21 Oct 2010 3:40pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Ha ha ha...this is really very lovely and your title makes it really humorous Betty! You have captured the action and colors fabulously! Hope you are well and doing some really great work:)

3 Jun 2011 5:34am

Sarath from Bangalore, India

Perfect timing. :)

25 Sep 2011 10:09am

1/500 second
ISO 400
450 mm (35mm equiv.)