Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Weekly Header Challenge -- Big Bird

It's time for the Weekly Header Challenge!

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I'm joining in the group above for this weekly challenge.
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Theme ~ Big Bird

Chosen by Tom.

These are my latest bird images; I took them just before Thomas was baptized last August, in the DuPage River.  Mallard are surprisingly large, and typically very used to humans.  After flying in, they swam right over to the shore to pose for this picture, which is my header image:

They seemed to have no qualms about us invading their space that day, though when our little crowd showed up, they swam or flew off.

I caught one of the females coming in for a landing, below; I love the crispness of the image.

They even stood there, preening away while I crept ever closer with my 24-105mm lens--no macro or telephoto lens, this was!  They didn't mind having their pictures taken at all.

Those are my big birds for the week!

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  1. Love to watch the mallards as they swim around the lake. Thanks for the mallard show Christine.

  2. Christine has gone Quackers this week, lol.
    Love the ducks perform their duties of cleaning and preening.

  3. Great color & sharp details, Christine!

  4. Nice shots of the mallards! They usually will accept a handout for their posing fee.

  5. Cool ducks. They can be fun to follow.