Photos that make me laugh – Ruddy Duck female

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Female Ruddy DuckFemale Ruddy Duck – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/2000, ISO 640, +0.3 EV, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

Some times when I open a photo I took I can’t help but laugh for various reasons, in this case when I opened the file the pose of this Ruddy Duck female just “quacked” me up. The duck had been resting on the shelf of ice next to the water and when she stood up she shook her whole body and I just happened to catch her with her bill pointed towards the sky.

Maybe it is just me but I half expect this Ruddy Duck female to burst into song . Or yodel.



  1. eric c11 December 7, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    hahaha it make me laugth too, wonderfull attitude, thanks mia

  2. eileen December 6, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    It is a cute pose, great capture Mia! Have a happy weekend!

  3. Sonja Ross December 6, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    It made me laugh too – great timing!

  4. Elephant's Child December 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Big, big smiles. And I vote for yodel. A yodelling duck would have the ornithologists in a twist wouldn’t it?

  5. Patty Chadwick December 6, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Mia–I hate to say this, but I think she’s laughing hysterically… YOU!!!

  6. Lois Bryan December 6, 2013 at 7:29 am

    Oh I totally agree … she’s definitely doing the me-me-me-me-meeee thing to warm up the vocal chords!!!! Tooo cute!!!! I love it!!!!

  7. Ronnie Curtis December 6, 2013 at 5:43 am

    I agree Mia. It’s very funny. Almost cartoon like. I feel the same when I photograph the pelicans especially when they are landing. I live on the coast and we have heaps of them to photograph.

  8. Montanagirl December 6, 2013 at 6:15 am

    HaHa! Great shot!

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