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Nick Temple-Fry 7th May 2008 07:24 PM

Ahh.........., ickle coot
But not very cute, only the attentive parents could love these.

No great merit as pictures, submitted for seasonal interest.





art frames 8th May 2008 09:26 AM

Re: Ahh.........., ickle coot

It is a real pleasure to be able to see the fascinating details in these shots. The leg and foot is especially rich in detail and very natural. I am drawn to the painterly quality of the subject as it would make superb material for a painting. Against the growing tendency for unnatural colour and sharpening these are refreshingly natural images.

I am all for natural wildlife shots which show the reality of natures more intimate moments - a privilege to get close. Where was mum?


j.baker 8th May 2008 10:00 AM

Re: Ahh.........., ickle coot
Nice shots Nick.

There are several of these ugly birds in Marlborough.

I tried to take some images, but they came out blured as they were swining down stream.

I did manage to get some shots of little ducks.




steverh 8th May 2008 11:20 AM

Re: Ahh.........., ickle coot
Definitely an "Ahh........ " for those shots, John! :)

Nick Temple-Fry 8th May 2008 12:35 PM

Re: Ahh.........., ickle coot
Thank you Peter/John.

They are 'cute' but definetly not graceful, in fact very odd with the part formed wings and the odd yellow plumage.

Mum and Dad were a bit further up the canal and summoned the youngsters later with a loud snapping of the beak.


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