Growing up, my sister and I thought we were being good citizens of planet Earth by saving up old bread and feeding it to the ducks that lived at a nearby pond.  Only recently have I learned just how dangerous it is to feed ducks, geese, swans, and other water fowl bread.  Just like in […]

I love mallard ducks.  At the beginning of last year, I think I was taking and sharing too many photos of them.  Then I saw these guys hanging out in the Scottsdale Civic Center Park at Thanksgiving. What do you think?  Do you  have a favorite photo below? Mallard Duck Photo #1.  As always, the […]

In addition to many Canada geese, Sofia and I saw a lot of mallard ducks on our walk around the Loose Park duck pond last Saturday.  I couldn’t pick between these two shots. What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below? Duck Photo #1.  Why do female mallards always scowl at me like […]

I took these shots from farther than I would have liked.  In a snow storm.  They are not as sharp or as impressive as I would have liked, but I wanted to share them for feedback nonetheless. What do you think?  Any tips for next time?   Duck Photo #1.  A mama mallard duck waddles […]

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