Thursday, July 26, 2012

Lily Ducklings


We spent the past week exploring the sights and sounds of Chicago. We saw this Mallard family among the pads of the lily pool near Lincoln Park.


The ducklings made their way over and under the large floating mats.


They sure were adorable!



This Green Heron was trying to get a better look at the approaching youngsters.


34 comments:

  1. Nice set Tammy, wouldn't mind a Green Heron om my patch!

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    1. Thanks Marc! It was funny to see this familiar bird away form home!

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  2. Fantasticas capturas Tammy.Saludos

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  3. I can hardly stand this this morning, Tammy! These are the cutest photos ever! I think you gave me a gift this morning, just because you knew how much I'd appreciate your great work! Can't wait for more Florida birds! How sweet is this this morning! Thanks so much!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Nancy:) So glad you enjoyed the ducklings, they were quite cute!

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  4. Hi again Tammy !
    So you went to Chicago to meet this ducklings, very charming small birds you have captured here, fine colours and a good low perspective, perfect for this kind of shots in my eyes. Have a nice weekend when it comes !
    Lorents H

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    1. Hi Lorents, thanks for your comments! I hope you have a great weekend too:)

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  5. Great pictures of the ducks, the little ones are so sweet.
    Greetings Irma

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  6. Excellent shots Tammy! Probably a once in lifetime catch. It looks like you were right at water level with them when you took the photos.

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    1. Thanks Ron! I was nice to see these little ones scaling the giant lily pads!

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  7. LOL! Cute little buggers! Funny how they're supported by the lily pads!

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    1. Thank you Brian! It looked kind of like the mama was even resting on one of the pads!

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  8. Excelentes fotografias de lindos patos....
    Cumprimentos

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  9. That's pretty darn cute Tammy! Charming photos

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    1. Thank you Laurence! Ducklings are kind of like kittens, always so adorable, no matter how many you see:)

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  10. These are so LOVELY..... nice work Tammy

    Summer greetings, Joop

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  11. Hi Tammy! .. These large leaves create a beautiful composition in the photos .. and these ducklings are adorable .. Congratulations and best regards

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    1. Thanks Ana! these leaves did look quite large compared to the tiny ducks!

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  12. So cute ! Love the little guy with his foot up. Looks like he's saying ooh!

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    1. Such big leaves for the little legs:)

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  13. Absolutely adorable. And that green heron at the end adds so much character!

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  14. Definitely way too cute! :-) Great shots Tammy

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  15. Fantastic captures, Tammy. They couldn't be more adorable as they curiously wander through the lily pads. I especially love the one holding its foot up.
    Even the Green heron is enjoying the show.

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  16. They are awesome cute the little duckis, and the heron so curious!! Very beautiful pictures dear Tammy!!!

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  17. Great photos Tammy!
    I love pic N°1 and the ducklings are soooo cute!
    Sorry for not being as present as I would like on your blog (and others!) but I have been 'round and about as you saw on mine!
    I have had a good look at your other posts, great stuff there too with of course a special interest in your 18th of July dragonfly!
    I sure will look up what species it is!
    I wish I could come back to the States just for those dragons!
    Spots on the wings are quite scarce in France!
    Well done & keep well!

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  18. Hola Tammy ,lindas y tiernas fotografias de mama pata con sus patitos.Un fuerte abrazo

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  19. Ooohhhh, these are adorable Tammy!

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  20. I'm awestruck by the sheer beauty your photos reveal. The lily-pads set a wonderful contrast between the waters surface and the birds. Very magical like.

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