Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

The Duck



The reeds at the edges of the Lower Nihotupu Reservoir are a beautiful mess at present, with remnants of last season’s growth and new shoots coming up. Through all this, and in direct backlight of the midday sun, a mallard duck finds its way – appealing to my sense of mischief.

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  1. HansHB

    Nice B&W composition!

  2. Dragonstar

    Fun! Small duck, bright water, and scribbled reeds. You did well to see the duck.

  3. Gemma Wiseman

    Great silhouette duck shape quietly appearing in the tangle of plant lines.

  4. Prairie Jill

    Great shot!

  5. Birgitta

    What a cool, great and special b&w photo!

  6. gerald

    the reeds appear like a fine mess of wires

  7. LonettA

    Wonderful and very interesting shot. I like it so much!

  8. Carver

    I like the way you captured the shot of the duck through the growth.

  9. Stefan Jansson

    Good one.

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