A mallard hen is taking her ducklings out for a swim in the river.
A mallard hen takes her 11 ducklings out for a swim.
A raft of ducks on a log in the river.
A mother mallard and her duckling swimming down the river.
Here is a male mallard sitting on my dock enjoying the summer sun.
Here is a male wood duck swimming directly at me.
Here is a mallard duck flying over the Rideau River.
600 mm 1/1600 Second f6.3 ISO400
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.
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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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.
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.