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Feb 28 2009 05:25 GMT Londi PRO
Not the usual place to see a duck! :+) cool!
Feb 28 2009 09:06 GMT sini
Great capture!:)
Feb 28 2009 14:41 GMT Tavascarow
Are these the ones that nest in holes up trees & the ducklings plummet tro the ground?
Lovely capture.
Mar 01 2009 03:16 GMT Poulet PRO
Great find and capture!!!
Mar 01 2009 04:35 GMT larrybenedict
That's right Steve, but the duckling usually fall into water and not the ground.
Mar 01 2009 04:36 GMT larrybenedict
Wood Ducks are perching ducks Londi, so seeing them in trees is not unusual....finding them IS unusual.
Mar 01 2009 04:36 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Sini
Mar 01 2009 04:38 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Mag ☼. Yep, I'm OK.
Mar 01 2009 04:39 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Poulet.
Mar 01 2009 05:17 GMT hbla PRO
my first thought! what's that duck doing in a tree? interesting. guess we don't have wood ducks around here.
Mar 01 2009 05:30 GMT larrybenedict
My 'pond ducks' are Muscovy ducks....they are a much larger duck, but are also perching ducks. Mine do not have their flying wings yet, so I don't know if they will perch or simply sleep on the edge of the pond like they are now doing.
Mar 01 2009 06:17 GMT hbla PRO
cool how you care for your ducks. they must be in the teenager stage where all they want to do is sleep.
Mar 02 2009 03:47 GMT PhotoPro PRO
wow - what a find Larry!

I don't see these around here
Mar 02 2009 03:58 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Bill. Wood Ducks live in your part of the country too. I grew up not too far from St. Louis and I never saw them either unless my Dad brought home some from duck hunting. There was a limit of two back then, but a person could kill 6 mallards.
I don't know what it is now...I do not hunt. I can't imagine killing one of these beautiful birds.
Mar 02 2009 04:08 GMT PhotoPro PRO
I have always respected people's right to hunt, but I don't really consider it hunting unless the hunter has a bow, and the prey has one too....:-)

Growing up in Texas - I was in a minority when it came to hunting and fishing. Nothing against fishing - I'm just a little too type "A" - catching I would be ok with - the waiting and fishing - I'd rather be behind a camera..:-)
Mar 02 2009 11:57 GMT Cooler PRO
Wonderful capture and bird my friend ;-)))
Mar 03 2009 02:04 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Binni
Mar 03 2009 03:21 GMT potterjo
Great capture....the one's around here won't let you get close enough or give you time to take their pic.
Mar 03 2009 08:33 GMT senna3
Fantastic shot!
Never seen a duck in a tree!
Mar 04 2009 02:05 GMT larrybenedict
I shot this photo through my kitchen window Jo. Can't get close to them here either.
Mar 04 2009 02:09 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Peter. It's not usual for the majority of ducks, that's for sure.
Mar 04 2009 11:07 GMT otilia
Mar 05 2009 09:16 GMT Minz PRO
Excellent shot !
Mar 06 2009 02:34 GMT larrybenedict
Gracias Otilia
Mar 06 2009 02:34 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Minz.
Mar 07 2009 16:26 GMT karlbark
Beautiful bird! :-)

Best regards,
Karl Trausti from Iceland
Apr 01 2009 02:23 GMT Poulet PRO
Greatttttttttttttttttttt capture!!!
Apr 06 2009 03:21 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks HQ
Apr 19 2009 01:28 GMT gentletouch PRO
Excellent depth of field and colors. Nicely captured.
Apr 19 2009 01:39 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you 'gentle'
Apr 23 2009 20:00 GMT ForestSpirit PRO
Gorgeous! Haven't seen one of these before.
Apr 23 2009 21:22 GMT larrybenedict
I don't know if this species lives in the UK or not ForestSpirit. Lots of them in the USA
May 15 2009 18:09 GMT jilalikar
Great capture!:)