32. Ducklings All Ditches United 3


DuckfaceOn one of my bike rides, I came across one of my favorite topics: baby ducklings!
Squeaky brakes and a firm jump immediately brought me at duck level.
Moments like these must be taken advantage of as baby ducks have a busy schedule and are gone before you know it.
Indeed…not so long after my arrival they decided to move on.
Just when I was about to leave, I noticed that the departing ducks were immediately replaced with fresh new duck stuff.
With renewed enthusiasm, I slumped back into the nettles.

And so it went: whenever the duck party seemed to be over, new downy chick material was submitted.
It seemed like a kind of reverse Bermuda Triangle: Not the place where everything disappears into nothingness, but the Place Where Baby Ducks Emerge.

During this shoot, I was vaguely aware of a fairly strong present rumble.
Probably some kind of motorized farm equipment, in one of the neighbouring meadows.
At least not anything that could distract me from these adorable ducklings.
Until I looked up briefly and noticed that this sonorous hum was caused by a meters high and equally wide cloud of thousands of mosquitoes

Aaaaah, that ‘s why Ducklings of All Ditches were united here!
A true Ducktopia with an infinite source of flying snacks.
And a true Photopia with an infinite source of cuteness!

Not that I got it for free: Like consummate little Jesuses, they ran across the water to gulp insects from the air.
Just try to keep that.
Baby ducklings accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 0.01 second and are able to make a 180 degree turn, without any notice.
Which is a little too much, even for my fairly sophisticated autofocus system.

But oh what fun we had and at least I tried to perpetuate this ADHD cute overload ….

On one of my bike rides, I came across one of my favorite topics: baby ducklings!



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    Nancy

    I just love love your entire collection of photos. I discovered your work on Instagram. It was just one picture but that’s all it took for me to make a search. I have pinned some of your photos on my new Pinterest account. I have a board called Foxy and have included some of your lovely fox photos. I will definitely follow your work. Keep posting!!