Good Morning Everyone,
We all know that mums can be the best teachers and begin children's education long before they attend school.
Well, here is a lesson on how to make a friend of a duckling.
The little boy is concentrating hard on how to stretch forward, which fingers to use, how to balance and how much pressure to use!
The little girl has seen enough!
She is off to find her very own duckling!
The photograph was taken on the banks of Coniston Lake.
Thank you for your interest. Have a great day, Bev :-)
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serp2000 (38864) 2014-08-14 1:57
Oh, so cute scene! This is is very good lessons indeed.
I like this daily life funny photo. Just a short story! TFS!
Have a nice day!
Silvio1953 (118330) 2014-08-14 2:07
Ciao Bev, lovely family scene, nice reflections, splrndid light, excellentclarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Nicou (118192) 2014-08-14 2:37
très très belle image de ce jeunes qui s'amusent quelle innocence et compo avec la maman au bord de l'eau avec le petits cailloux superbe.
Bravo et amitié
CLODO (29740) 2014-08-14 2:57
nice very day catch: a mum tells her children the nature, and mainly the little ducks, swimming far away from their parents. the son is interested but hesitates to put his finger whereas the elder daughter has caught a shell and looks for another one.
Rain in Bordeaux, no summer this year!
photographer_sg (3427) 2014-08-14 3:22
Wonderful capture at the perfect moment! Lovely soft light, natural colours and excellent framing . A great scene of quiet enjoyment.
Thanks for sharing and have a great new day.
timecapturer (46547) 2014-08-14 3:24
lovely shot this and a beautiful motive too. I am amazed that this Mum managed to get this close to the duckling without its own Mum creating a stir. It is a delightful study in parenting, just wish all Mum's felt the need to impart this type of knowledge to their children........Uhm! better not get me started.
snunney (80731) 2014-08-14 3:48
What a charming capture this is. Your note is delightful as well and nicely rounds off the story. Perfectly composed and beautifully realised.
Sergiom (56635) 2014-08-14 5:36
J'aime beaucoup cette belle scène de la vie quotidienne de cette petite famille.La famille de canards ne semble pas très peureuse et la maman canard laisse l'autre maman flatter son bébé. Une belle preuve de confiance.
holmertz (38697) 2014-08-14 11:41
You captured a very charming scene here. It's surprising that the duckling's parents stay so calm while their baby is being attacked by the big monsters. Maybe it's better for the time being if the boy just lets his mother do the patting. But it's a very nice human touch photo with fine colours and total spontaneity.
willperrett (6426) 2014-08-14 11:59
This is a very engaging informal group portrait, with nice tight framing. Curiously the mother (duck) doesn't seem in the least concerned that some human is trying to kidnap her kid. And Dad is quite happy just to have a drink. Like most dads I suppose.
emka (75143) 2014-08-14 14:33
Hi Bev, Well, I do not think that touching the little duckling is a good lesson from the mother. Better not to touch any wild animals. and where is the mother duck of the poor thing? But it is charming scene and well presented.
WArm regrads MAlgo
tyro (19316) 2014-08-15 2:43
Ah, ha, "Mother knows best...", as my own Mum always used to tell me when I was a child!
This is a lovely candid shot of a little family group and it's been taken very well indeed. How nice that the three individuals are all clustered quite close together - a second later and the little girl would have wandered out of the frame and the moment would have gone forever.
It's an intriguing shot too - I'm just wondering quite what's going through the minds of the two children - is the boy thinking, "Go on, give mum a peck!" - and is the girl heading off to eat her bread in preference to donating it to the ducks? Hee, hee. Interestingly, mummy and daddy ducks don't seem too perturbed by the interference with their little duckling.
From the technical point of view, I find this photograph excellent. It really is so easy in a case like this when people are looking downwards to have their faces in darkness. But somehow you have managed to maintain excellent lighting on all three individuals' faces: perhaps it was because the day was relatively dull and so the light was softer and more diffused - or perhaps you did something very clever in processing?
Anyway, this one's a cracker!
P.S. Did you ask the lady for permission before you took this shot?
Cricri (103145) 2014-08-15 5:06
Belle scène, j'aime comme le garçon est intéresser, la fille en a déjà assez, joli aussi comme la maman canard laisse touchée son petit !!
stego (23664) 2014-08-15 11:16
A wonderful photo, caught on the right moment and very well composed, which is something that it is very difficult to achieve in this kind of situation, prone to dull and cluttered images. I confess that at first It didn't notice the ducks and the how one seems to imitate the human mother and other is going away like the little girl.
Regards, TFS, José.
ourania (28400) 2014-08-15 12:47
I'm not sure whether this or your next posting is the 700th in your gallery, I wish to congratulate you and express my appreciation for your work! I like this picture very much because it's well composed and reminds me of illustrations in vintage children's books. The scene is lovely and expressive, we can easily guess the dialogue. I like the individuality of each character as well as their closeness. The colours are wonderful and support this vintage impression effectively. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
aliabazari (13325) 2014-09-17 21:59
Hi Beverley dear
Very beautiful shot of this lovely family. Well documented everyday life and loving mother. Good sharpness and exposure. Thank you for recording this nice picture
wolf38 (31088) 2014-09-24 9:10
Hello Beverley. A little story of everyday family life. Photo, title and text complement each other perfectly. I like the photo because it is very much alive and feels authentic.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (27611)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-27
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1600 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-14 0:41