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Old Jul 25, 2010, 5:36 AM   #1
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Ha ha... I was very glad to catch the exact moment of this photo as I was specifically hoping that I would capture a real "quack" for the challenge. "Quack" is perhaps one of the famous animal sounds many children learn from a young age.

Yesterday, I was at a nature area, near to my home in Adelaide, South Australia - yesterday - and there are usually ducks in the lake. Some other people were there, I think feeding some small scraps of bread to the ducks.

This is right at the moment when a "quack" came from this duck's beak! :-) It was also reasonably close, so I was glad about that. I hope that the photo conveys the sounds well and you enjoy viewing!

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Old Jul 25, 2010, 3:09 PM   #2
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Great timing! I like this image. The colors, reflection and the gentle swirl in the water.
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ah,
a nice one! I can hear it!

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Nice reflections but the quack could be easily mistaken for swallowing a fish. Hope I'm not being too harsh.
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Old Jul 26, 2010, 8:53 AM   #5
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@vsch1 - thanks for your comments and I'm glad you like the water swirl. Maybe the water reflection / swirl takes away from the open beak... hard to decide for me. If only I had 2 photos to compare (with and without swirl / reflection).

@ thkn777 - Glad you got the 'quack' too! Cheers. I've never caught a quack this good before.

@ selvin - I appreciate your post also. Be assured this duck was quacking (not swallowing a fish). Don't worry, not too harsh (yet!) lol. It was actually quacking because it saw other ducks get to some bread that was thrown in the water. (I guess that 'quack' meant - 'hey, I missed out'!)

I like how the water drop at the end of it's beak was dropping off when it said "quack".

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