Saturday, 27 July 2013

Picture This #210 ~ Children

Many thanks to Heidi for hosting this week's challenge. I was presented with something of a problem when I saw the theme. I have no children of my own, never had any. And I don't have any close relatives with children, either. Although I've done candid photos of people many times,  I've never taken candid shots of children, it could be misinterpreted!!

I had decided that I couldn't take part this week.....but then it hit me!! Thinking laterally........there's no stipulation in the theme that it has to be only human children.  So why not 'non-human' children?

So, I present you with ..........bird children!! LOL.

1) Nap Time. This Shelduck chick was starting to doze off even as he was paddling along in the water.
Shelduck Chick

2) Dinner Time. A Moorhen feeds it's chick.
Moorhen & Chick 1

3) Play Time. Just like human children, ducklings like to play in the mud!!
Duckling 6

12 comments:

  1. Oh how wonderful!! That little Shelduck baby is as cute as I have seen. What an amazing picture. Also astonishing is the Moorhen feeding her chick. I've seen birds feeding their young, have never got a capture. Yours is superb! The ducklings on the bottom look like they are lined up for inspection and I am afraid the one on the bottom will not pass muster in the cleanliness department. I love your interpretation of this theme.

    Thank you so much for putting my little flower vase up top as the banner, what an honor.

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    1. Thanks Benni :-)) The Moorhen feeding the chick was a difficult shot to get. I had seen her taking seed to the chick, but it would grab it really quickly. I picked a spot and sat there for some time, just focused on the general area where they were 'meeting' and then snapped away when mom arrived with another seed.

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  2. Wonderful photos - love the little chick - the hungry one. Indeed they do.

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  3. Wonderful Mitch and great out of the box thinking love to watch these little guys play thanks a million

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  4. I see you had similar problems to me with the theme choice. I also do not really like taking candid photos of children, some people could react negatively. What a good idea for your photos. I think the first little duck was going for his first swim, the second is a very good catch of the moment, but the third is my favourite. the two ducks look so synchonized and having fun.

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    1. Thanks Pat :-)) The ducklings in that third shot actually numbered seven in all, along with mamma. They were following me around for about 10 minutes, probably waiting for a free handout.

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  5. Very creative, Mitch. That's what I like about this blog. The subject is open to interpretation. I am hesitant about moving in on children that I don't know. I did enter one photo in this week's theme. I was hoping that a parent wouldn't object to my presence at that park.
    These are great shots. I like the last one the best. You really had all your ducks lined up in a row. LOL
    There is a lot of detail in those ducklings.

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    1. Thanks Robert :-)) I was lucky with the ducklings, as they followed me around for some time, probably hoping for a food handout, I got quite a few nice shots of them.

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  6. Excellent interpretation of the theme, Mitch! Fabulous shot of the ducklings...

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