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© Heather Mellon
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UploadedJuly 22, 2011
TakenJuly 17, 2011
Exposure1/400 sec at f/7.1
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm

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The male keeps busy feeding both the female and, most importantly, the new baby chick. It is interesting to watch.. when he has given either the female or the baby chick their food, he swoops away, head bowed down parallel to the water and circles around. A ritual possibly.. and beautiful to watch.

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  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (22 Jul 2011):

    Ducks are the most family oriented animals there are I think. Them and penguins. A precious capture.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (22 Jul 2011):

    I hope this little one does well. Its nice you can keep an eye on them :-) Well done !!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (23 Jul 2011):

    Perfect! This is really stunning! I think it is remarkable how these creatures of nature are so responsible in feeding their young ...It is heart warming.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (29 Jul 2011):

    Superb shot!!!

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