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Mallard Hen and Ducklings

A mallard hen is taking her ducklings out for a swim in the river.

Mallard Hen and Ducklings

Mallard Hen and Ducklings

Mother and her 11 Ducklings

A mallard hen takes her 11 ducklings out for a swim.

Mother and her 11 Ducklings

Mother and her 11 Ducklings

Ducks of a Log

A raft of ducks on a log in the river.

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Mother and Duckling

A mother mallard and her duckling swimming down the river.

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Enjoying the Summer Sun!

Here is a male mallard sitting on my dock enjoying the summer sun.

Enjoying the Summer Sun!

Enjoying the Summer Sun!

Male Wood Duck Swimming

Here is a male wood duck swimming directly at me.

Male Wood Duck Swimming

Male Wood Duck Swimming

Mallard Duck in Flight

Here is a mallard duck flying over the Rideau River.

600 mm 1/1600 Second f6.3 ISO400

Mallard Duck in Flight

Mallard Duck in Flight

Ducks on a Log

I found this group of Ducks all hanging out on a log in the Rideau River.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 600 mm. The shutter speed was set to 1/1600 second, the aperture was set to f8 and the ISO was set to 6400.

Ducks on a Log

Ducks on a Log

Cleaning Time!

Two male mallards cleaning themselves as part of their morning routine.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 150 mm.  The shutter speed was set 1/640 second, the aperture was set to f7.1 and the ISO was set to 1250. 

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Mallard Cleaning Time

Mallard Cleaning Time

Mallards

The mallards have returned to the area for a couple of weeks now.  They are now pairing up for mating and soon we will see little ducklings all over the place.

Drake Mallard

Drake Mallard

Hen Mallard

Hen Mallard

American Wigeon's Flying South!

As the temperature falls in the late autumn the American Wigeon's, geese and other ducks start to flock together for their long journey to warmer climates.  Here you see a group of wigeon's practicing flying in groups over the lake in preparation for their departure.  I took this photograph with my Canon 7D camera and a 70-300 mm lens set at 300 mm.  The shutter speed was set at 1/800 second, the aperture was set at f5.6 and the ISO was set at 250.

American Wigeon's Flying South

American Wigeon's Flying South

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