Day 46 - No Diving Allowed


These two mallards were hanging out at the pool this morning. Even with the cover still over the pool, the female found the tiny wet spot on top and plopped herself. I wonder if "No Diving Allowed" applies to ducks too.
(I've been asked what edits I make and I keep forgetting to post them. I use free presets quite a bit. For this one I used the EFF Dragan 3 preset, adjusted the vignette and bumped the contrast, clarity and various color saturation till I got the look I wanted. When using presets often times extra edits are required.)

31 comments:

Si said...

You need a "No squatting allowed" sign for the ducks. It looks like the male know his place or should that be pecking order.

dahughesohana said...

hehe that's awesome!

Chelsea said...

How funny! I always love the colors of the drakes!

Tracy said...

This is just darling! This makes me even more anxious for spring!! Cute capture! I like the PP also. What does EFF stand for?

Gisele said...

Great post. I think the one on the side is saying "you go in, I don't want to get my hair wet"

Kimberly said...

Too funny! Great capture!

Bobbi Dunn said...

Wildlife in your own yard - how cool is that. I'm glad your camera was close!

Julie McLeod said...

That is just too cute!

Tracy said...

Finally, is all I had to say last night at the end of the Bachelor!!! I know I was happy :) I am hoping it's Em in the end. :) She's so sweet!

Melissa said...

What a great shot! Ducks adapt well, don't they?

Noel said...

love the ducks! :), but what in the world is an EffDragan 3 preset???

Mrs. Fun said...

This cracks me up.

BobbieCoughlin said...

What a sweet funny shot--reminds me one of the quirky photos they had at the end of Life magazine.

longneys said...

Cute catch. They do appear to feel right at home.

Carrie said...

This is too funny! I've never seen ducks in a pool.

The Clip Cafe said...

lol how funny!!!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Glad to find some amusement early in the morning ! A find catch ...

grandmabish said...

What a cute capture! Why wait till the pool is open?

tchesney said...

Now I have seen rubber duckies in the pool, but not real ones! This gave me my smile for the day!

Melissa said...

Haha This is great. Love your edit!

susanvg said...

Fun - hope they don't decide to take up residency.

Becky Sue said...

Those are smart ducks. They look nice and warm as compared to our ducks who only find frozen lakes, rivers and ponds.

Clara said...

Animals are so funny. They look so serious about what they are doing. A fabulous shot.

Sandra V. said...

Too funny. Great catch.

Branson @ Reflection of Something said...

How super fun!! (and I don't know why I couldn't get comments to work earlier... I am on a different computer now, so maybe my netbook has issues! lol)

Jaime said...

Haha..like it! Not sure that I would want to share the pool w/ them after though... ;)

whippetmom said...

Saw this yesterday and forgot to comment- I love it! And the PPing is awesome- thanks for sharing what you did :)

cindy said...

FuNnY! cool shot!

dspec01 said...

This is too funny! The processing is perfect for the image.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Ha ha. Too cute. Love it.

gerberbaby1 said...

Very entertaining photo...great catch!