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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Watery Wednesday: Arnhem, The Netherlands

"A duck too far"
Photo by Richard Schear

While visiting Arnhem during our rivers and canals cruise aboard Viking Pride,
Dick took this photo of a duck making an on-the-water takeoff.

This is one of my favorite watery photos ever — even better when enlarged.

Posted for Watery Wednesday hosted by
2sweetnsaxy of T. Bruce Photography.

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25 comments:

fjÀllripan said...

Beautiful! It looks like he is running on the water, and very
fast to :)

Greyscale Territory said...

Such a fantastic capture! Drama on water!

march on... said...

nice shot! where is he going? :)

J Bar said...

Great shot.
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Ebie said...

Zeepeeedee! What a nice take off!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Oh, I love this. A duck making a getaway. Too cute.

SquirrelQueen said...

It takes a lot of energy to get liftoff, imagine how fast those little feet are moving. That is a fun shot.

Kay said...

Good gracious! Is that duck walking on water?

Misalyn said...

Looks like he's enjoying the water :).

Cildemer said...

Great capture! And a quick one too!

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Ms. Becky said...

what a great capture. and thanks for the belly laugh this morning - 3rd try did it and it was worth it!!!

Daryl said...

Amsterdam is on my list of must visit .. the airport through which I made a connection to Venice wasnt enough!

Gattina said...

Are you sure he wasn't surfing ??

jabblog said...

That looks like a racing duck!

aka Penelope said...

I think skimming the water before lift off would be great fun … if I were like this lucky duck that can fly. :)

Linnea said...

Looks like he doesn't want to be photographed! Camera shy maybe? Love the ripples on the water.

Mara said...

Great photo Richard! I never seem to have my camera at the ready when I see something like that happening. And when I do, it turns out blurry!

Lynette Killam said...

Dick had to be fast to get that one, didn't he, Kay...LOL? Love how much wash the little guy leaves behind. The picture definitely looks awesome when blown up...:)

Lynette
Imagination Lane

Marie said...

Ha, ha... they crack me up when you see them put on the brakes and come skidding across the water. Well captured!

NatureFootstep said...

this is a sight I like. :)

diane b said...

Thats a funny shot enlarged. It looks like he's revving up his engines.

Ladynred said...

It's beautiful. Love the water.
Watery Wednesday

Carola Bartz said...

What a great shot!!!

Carver said...

That's a lovely shot. I'm irritated with blogger. It went down and I lost several posts. I think everyone did. Oh well. Hope you have a great weekend.

Martha Z said...

Entertainment, avian style.