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Duck Duck Goose!

Who remembers the childhood game Duck Duck Goose?

This was a fun game to play. Everyone sits in a circle while the lucky one got to tap on everyone’s head hollering “Duck Duck Goose”.  They could call “Duck” as many times as they chose but who ever was “Goose” had to chase/race the first child back to the empty space first.  The one left standing would get the chance to tag someone”Goose” and it would start   all over.  

I was thinking about those carefree times while taking pictures of this Goose Saturday.

I like how I was able to freeze the drop of water falling from his mouth.  If i was trying to freeze the drop of water it would not happen.


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A few outakes

While out yesterday taking pictures for this weeks Word Press Photo Challenge: Depth (of Field) I also took some pictures just because.  Here are a couple of outtakes from the days shoot.


Feeding Time


Feeding Time 2



Just Ducking around

In the next set of photos I wanted the DOF effect on the swing to be more pronounced like the pictures posted yesterday.  It does show slightly on the last couple of swings but not enough for what I envisioned.




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The other day I wanted to take some pictures of the local ducks. So I take a ride to one of the ponds close to my house and add soon as I pull up to the pond the Ducks start to race for my car. They were looking for some free food. 


I never went to this particular pond before so I did not realize that it was a requirement to bring food.  Needless to say I was empty handed.  Since there were so many ducks I decided that it would be best to pay for the pictures that I wanted to take. 

I go to the local convenience store and buy some crackers.

When I returned the Ducks were still waiting for me.  They must be used to this routine. 

After I fed them some crackers they allowed me to take they’re pictures. 


They even posed for me. 



I think this duck, who I affectionately will call Marvin, was flirting with me so he could get more food thrown his way.
PS. I think these are actually Canadian Geese but not positive.

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