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Ducks on guard

Ducks on guard
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Copyright: Ian Fegent (Fege) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 13] (46)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-05
Categories: Birds, Reptiles
Camera: Pentax K20D, Pentax 18-250
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-20 2:01
Viewed: 3509
Points: 6
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Shortly after dawn we cruising the huge and magnificent yellow waters area with its unbelievable number and variety of birdlife. We spotted a good sized crocodile swimming towards a group of whistling ducks. They didnít panic, just kept a close watch on him. I was at the ready waiting the croc to strike but for some reason he gave up just after I took this photo. Crocodiles have only a fairly short strike range but they move extremely fast over that short distance. The water was to shallow for him to go under water for an attack and maybe it was too deep to launch an above water attack. Apparently whistling ducks arenít overly keen on swimming in deeper water Ė I can understand why!

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great capture, TFS Ori

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-07-20 4:22]

Hi Ian
Waw...fantastic chance for you to catch so unique moment like that!
Great shot!!!

Hi Ian,

Great shot of what could have been a very interesting opportunity if the croc did strike!.


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