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© jude mcconkey
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UploadedJune 8, 2008
TakenJune 5, 2008
ModelCanon EOS 20D
Exposure1/500 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length135 mm
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sometimes when I'm out looking for a photo for the newspaper it just comes to me. Not the technically best photo, but a damn funny one..

141 responses

  • Kevin Kabuki

    Kevin Kabuki gave props (7 Jun 2008):

    excellent capture. Right place, right time for sure.

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (7 Jun 2008):

    Really great shot. Your timing was impeccable....What a riot!

  • Anne Mcginn

    Anne Mcginn gave props (7 Jun 2008):

    this is great . hope the poor dear makes it...

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    duckling that can't fly yet not enough feathers but floats well...I name him BoB ;)

  • JoAnn Jurgens

    JoAnn Jurgens gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    I agree with Warren..impeccable timing - love the title too

  • Debby Adler

    Debby Adler gave props (10 Jun 2008):

    This rocks.

  • Roberto Ferraris

    Roberto Ferraris said (11 Jun 2008):

    : )

  • Ray Chiarello

    Ray Chiarello (Deleted) gave props (14 Jun 2008):

    Awesome shot.

  • Jesse Nicole

    Jesse Nicole gave props (16 Jun 2008):

    haha! cute moment! you're surely one of my favorite new finds!

  • herman vandecauter

    herman vandecauter (Deleted) said (17 Jun 2008):

    I am so sorry! I can't stop laughing when I look at it.

  • Chris Whitney

    Chris Whitney said (22 Jun 2008):

    Wonderful wildlife shot and very humorous.

  • Scott Eagle

    Scott Eagle gave props (30 Jun 2008):

    what a moment, GREAT capture, it remind me of the pig jumping off a wharf... anyone know that painting?

  • Josh Adams

    Josh Adams gave props (1 Jul 2008):

    I love it.

  • Christopher Long

    Christopher Long gave props (1 Aug 2008):

    Fantastic capture!

  • Will Mitchell

    Will Mitchell said (26 Aug 2008):

    leap of faith in action.

  • James Spicer

    James Spicer said (28 Sep 2008):

    Wow! You were in the right place at the right time!

  • jude mcconkey

    jude mcconkey said (4 Oct 2008):

    thanks to everyone who loves this photo. I think I laughed for an hour after seeing this,

  • James Leocadi

    James Leocadi (Deleted) gave props (5 Oct 2008):

    this shot is just wonderful!

  • Scott Derryberry

    Scott Derryberry gave props (7 Oct 2008):


  • simone teixeira

    simone teixeira said (21 Oct 2008):

    °º° awmmm - how cute! hahaha great shot!

  • James Walsh

    James Walsh gave props (19 Nov 2008):

    This is just a great photo. It should be published somewhere.

  • jude mcconkey

    jude mcconkey said (19 Nov 2008):

    thanks James... It was published in the newspaper I do photography for. People loved it.. it's just not sharp enough and it makes me

  • Nancy Charter Kechnie Goatbe

    Nancy Charter Kechnie Goatbe said (26 Nov 2008):

    so funny.. ha ha. lol.. ha ha.. great shot! got a real laugh.. this is adorable!

  • Camil Seisanu

    Camil Seisanu gave props (2 Dec 2008):

    wonderful for the 'the moment' theme ! excellent photo.

  • Dallas Pridgen

    Dallas Pridgen gave props (10 Dec 2008):

    Made me smile :)

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (10 Dec 2008):

    fantastic capture!

  • Amy

    Amy said (10 Dec 2008):

    ahh HAHA! that is too cute!

  • nathalie cheadle

    nathalie cheadle said (11 Dec 2008):


  • :) L P

    :) L P gave props (11 Dec 2008):

    that is such an awesome catch! love this! what perfect timing!

  • Hayley Faulkner

    Hayley Faulkner gave props (11 Dec 2008):


  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (11 Dec 2008):

    So cute!

  • Aelica

    Aelica (Deleted) gave props (11 Dec 2008):

    you really get the moment! amazing shot!

  • Bentzion Elisha

    Bentzion Elisha gave props (11 Dec 2008):


  • Angelo Narciso

    Angelo Narciso gave props (11 Dec 2008):

    adorable shot!

  • spin360

    spin360 gave props (11 Dec 2008):

    big big fav

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (11 Dec 2008):


  • Kathryn Yue

    Kathryn Yue said (11 Dec 2008):

    HOW ADORABLE!!!!! :D

  • Balaji Devaraju

    Balaji Devaraju gave props (12 Dec 2008):

    wow! lovely!

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (12 Dec 2008):

    I love the one that's yelling "jummmmp" - my vote !

  • Chantal C.

    Chantal C. gave props (12 Dec 2008):

    i love how all the other ducklings are just watching as one of their friends takes a leap, perfect timing!

  • Jane Kratochvil

    Jane Kratochvil gave props (12 Dec 2008):


  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (12 Dec 2008):

    OH this is fantastic!!

  • Lill-Veronica Skoglund

    Lill-Veronica Skoglund (Deleted) said (12 Dec 2008):

    Damn funny, indeed.

  • Maria Uribe

    Maria Uribe gave props (12 Dec 2008):

    oh god!! its so cute and funny!!! excellent capture!!

  • Bonnie Blanton

    Bonnie Blanton (Deleted) gave props (12 Dec 2008):

    wow, great catch, very smileworthy:)

  • Sterling Rector

    Sterling Rector gave props (13 Dec 2008):


  • Beth Wode

    Beth Wode (Deleted) gave props (13 Dec 2008):

    Wow, what a capture! I just love the other ducks expressions! classic!!!

  • KY M................

    KY M................ said (13 Dec 2008):

    This is what I love about candid photography. This photograph is a perfect example of the moment. I would not worry about the technical aspects of this photo, you captured the spirit of the moment and that is what counts the most.

  • Liz Malone

    Liz Malone (Deleted) gave props (13 Dec 2008):

    All kinds of awesome.

  • Sarah Terokowskie

    Sarah Terokowskie gave props (13 Dec 2008):

    LOL great shot!

  • Leanna Lomanski

    Leanna Lomanski gave props (14 Dec 2008):

    Fantastic entry for the theme and wonderfully serendipitous capture!! I love it!

  • Amanda Rodriguez

    Amanda Rodriguez gave props (14 Dec 2008):

    lmao tht is so cute looks like the rest of them are like go bro! u cn dooo ittt!

  • popester007

    popester007 gave props (14 Dec 2008):

    wow!!! great shot!

  • Taylor Roberts

    Taylor Roberts gave props (14 Dec 2008):

    hahahahaha this is fantastic dude. Well done.

  • triciamary

    triciamary gave props (15 Dec 2008):

    This is a fantastic catch! The next one in line looks like he's thinking "Hell - no!"

  • ! ! ! Anice ! ! Bommerscheim

    ! ! ! Anice ! ! Bommerscheim gave props (16 Dec 2008):

    birds of a feather fall together!! lol omg love it!!

  • Alexandra Zimmer

    Alexandra Zimmer (Deleted) said (16 Dec 2008):


  • Reggie Mateo

    Reggie Mateo gave props (17 Dec 2008):

    Great moment!

  • Eric Greiff

    Eric Greiff said (17 Dec 2008):

    Perfect timing!

  • ♥ Cairenn ♥

    ♥ Cairenn ♥ gave props (17 Dec 2008):

    a Perfect Moment in Time!!

  • Terry Evans

    Terry Evans gave props (17 Dec 2008):

    Just . . . wow!

  • Scott Sturgeon

    Scott Sturgeon gave props (17 Dec 2008):

    Terrific image. Excellent!

  • Alya Al Dhaheri

    Alya Al Dhaheri gave props (18 Dec 2008):

    LOOL! Oh my god so cuutee! that duck is like: "weeeee!!!"

  • Alicia Aguirre

    Alicia Aguirre gave props (18 Dec 2008):

    OMG! I absolutely love this photograph, its so awesome!

  • Michael Hansen

    Michael Hansen gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    Awesome moment!

  • Siyad Ma

    Siyad Ma gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    Hey! Who pushed me?? ... :)

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    Excellent picture!

  • Michael Grace

    Michael Grace gave props (21 Dec 2008):

    for some reason I thought of a scene from the movie '300' "They look thirsty" "Well, let's give them something to drink! To the cliffs!"

  • James Moorehouse

    James Moorehouse said (23 Dec 2008):

    Awesome photo....klove it and passed it on to many people....

  • Morgan Glier

    Morgan Glier (Deleted) gave props (23 Dec 2008):

    love it!

  • Denzil Jennings

    Denzil Jennings (Deleted) gave props (25 Dec 2008):

    So cute!

  • travis dyer

    travis dyer said (26 Dec 2008):

    hahah i can't stop laughing

  • Justin C

    Justin C gave props (28 Dec 2008):

    Excellent capture. It almost looks like he fell lol.

  • Robert Carey

    Robert Carey gave props (29 Dec 2008):

    ...and a damn funny one it is. Love it!

  • Mark Rosenbaum

    Mark Rosenbaum   gave props (29 Dec 2008):

    Should be the winner.

  • Mark Zinke

    Mark Zinke gave props (29 Dec 2008):


  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (30 Dec 2008):

    I love it too!

  • Tim Hanley

    Tim Hanley gave props (30 Dec 2008):


  • Alina Hahn

    Alina Hahn (Deleted) gave props (30 Dec 2008):

    I love this! Such great timing!

  • idban secandri

    idban secandri gave props (30 Dec 2008):


  • Lindsay

    Lindsay gave props (3 Jan 2009):

    this is funny, great capture!!

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (4 Jan 2009):

    Awwww, this is soooo great!! What a catch!!

  • Patrick

    Patrick (Deleted) gave props (4 Jan 2009):

    YOU'RE the one who took this awesome photo. It kept showing up on the front page, but disappeared before I could click on it.

  • Niky Sama

    Niky Sama said (4 Jan 2009):


  • Carly

    Carly said (4 Jan 2009):

    This is amazing. nothing better!

  • John Pepp

    John Pepp gave props (8 Jan 2009):

    Great Great Shot

  • Greg Adams

    Greg Adams gave props (8 Jan 2009):

    Wow!!! This is Wonderful!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (12 Jan 2009):

    I think that it is a wonderful photo, with a super built in story!

  • Jennifer Chory

    Jennifer Chory said (12 Jan 2009):

    Wow, What great timing!! Great Photo!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton gave props (13 Jan 2009):

    Totally Awesome!

  • Colin Day

    Colin Day gave props (13 Jan 2009):

    Very cool picture. What New Paper do you shoot for?

  • Audrey St-Laurent

    Audrey St-Laurent gave props (13 Jan 2009):

    So cool !!!

  • Ray Kenn

    Ray Kenn gave props (16 Jan 2009):

    Fantastic timing, WOW!

  • Yohana Ruiz Dávila

    Yohana Ruiz Dávila (Deleted) gave props (21 Jan 2009):

    wowwww!.... this is so funny,,, I LOVE THIS PICTURE, MAKES ME LAUGH, GREAT SHOT, GREAT CAPTURE, congratulations!!!!

  • linda woods

    linda woods gave props (22 Jan 2009):

    OH MY GOSH. such a great shot. Hilarious.

  • Chance

    Chance gave props (22 Jan 2009):

    what a great catch!

  • efilandevol

    efilandevol (Deleted) gave props (26 Jan 2009):

    absolutely amazing. i am seriously speechless.


    PINAKI SARKAR gave props (26 Jan 2009):

    right moment photo

  • Ragan

    Ragan said (28 Jan 2009):

    It was Will, above, who said "Leap of faith in action" - I agree, that expresses it perfectly. Right place, right time, and you were prepared.

  • Etel

    Etel said (29 Jan 2009):

    Haha, quite funny. Thanks for being there!

  • Sarah H.

    Sarah H. gave props (30 Jan 2009):


  • Anne Mcginn

    Anne Mcginn gave props (30 Jan 2009):

    I really adore this photo - what a perfect moment to capture, Jude. Got my vote comin' and goin'.

  • lisa anderson

    lisa anderson gave props (31 Jan 2009):

    this is so great!

  • Chris Doe

    Chris Doe gave props (2 Feb 2009):

    Great capture. Location, location, location. well done.

  • Laura Mikucionyte

    Laura Mikucionyte said (3 Feb 2009):

    absolutely love it!!!

  • Chino Lemus

    Chino Lemus said (7 Feb 2009):

    love it

  • Haley Phillips

    Haley Phillips said (7 Feb 2009):

    i loooooovvvvvveeeee it!!!

  • Guy with a camera

    Guy with a camera gave props (12 Feb 2009):

    great timing!

  • William Garvey

    William Garvey gave props (14 Feb 2009):

    Very, very cool shot. Great shot!

  • KY M................

    KY M................ said (15 Feb 2009):

    Jude...every time I see this image, I am just intrigued by the moment that was captured.....awesome shot...this is something that should be framed and hung up to admire again and again!

  • Amber Fette

    Amber Fette gave props (16 Feb 2009):


  • Sergey Grant

    Sergey Grant gave props (17 Feb 2009):

    Perfect shot!!!

  • Jill Pendley

    Jill Pendley gave props (18 Feb 2009):

    How cute! Love it!

  • Steve Hunter

    Steve Hunter gave props (18 Feb 2009):

    LOVE IT!

  • Dave Palazzolo

    Dave Palazzolo gave props (20 Feb 2009):


  • Ursha Majer

    Ursha Majer (Deleted) said (22 Feb 2009):

    aww this is sucha sweet shot:)

  • Angela Kipling

    Angela Kipling said (24 Feb 2009):

    I can see text to the side "Sometimes in life you just have to go for it!"

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (24 Feb 2009):

    I believe I can Fly. :-) excellent.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi said (24 Feb 2009):

    And the Little Duckling closed his eyes and took a leap of FAITH. I think he had heard this song....

  • Hicham Saad

    Hicham Saad (Deleted) said (27 Feb 2009):

    wonderful!!! great way to learn flying and swimming at the same time !
    just amazing!

  • Skorupka Carlos N.

    Skorupka Carlos N. gave props (27 Feb 2009):

    Gorgeous capture. In my favorites

  • Tricia Bergland

    Tricia Bergland (Deleted) said (11 Mar 2009):


  • Vladan Djordjevic

    Vladan Djordjevic gave props (16 Mar 2009):

    An amazing image!

  • Logan Elward

    Logan Elward gave props (19 Mar 2009):

    Hahaha. This is cute. I love it!

  • c c

    c c (Deleted) gave props (20 Mar 2009):


  • willyvend

    willyvend gave props (22 Mar 2009):

    Very impacting shot !

  • Krzysztof B.

    Krzysztof B. gave props (27 Mar 2009):

    great shot!!!

  • Kel Casey

    Kel Casey gave props (28 Mar 2009):

    Great catch. You have to wonder--was he pushed??

  • Giovanni O.

    Giovanni O. gave props (3 Apr 2009):

    fantastic! the best picture I've seen this week

  • Ivan Meade

    Ivan Meade said (10 Apr 2009):

    Simply Awesome. Thanks for sharing..

  • Paige

    Paige said (14 Apr 2009):

    Love pictures like this! Just a moment in time!

  • Jerrica Aldridge

    Jerrica Aldridge gave props (22 Apr 2009):

    Wonderful shot!! And simply adorable!!!!!

  • Ashley Garcia

    Ashley Garcia said (24 Apr 2009):

    OMG! *cuddles* X3

  • Francois Richard

    Francois Richard gave props (10 Jul 2009):


  • Maria MacLellan

    Maria MacLellan said (3 Sep 2009):


  • ED Younes

    ED Younes said (15 Mar 2010):

    gr8 capture!

  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (4 Sep 2010):

    Woo-hoo! Fan-ta-stic!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (30 Apr 2011):

    One of my all time fav jpg pix's............ I BELIEVE !!!!!

  • Kerry Nobbs

    Kerry Nobbs said (3 May 2011):

    Awesome capture good timing lol

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (6 May 2011):

    great photo

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