The Boston Public Garden contains these statues of the mother duck and her children: Jack, Kack, Lack, Mack, Nack, Oack, Pack, and Qack, from the book Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey (1941). The ducks were all decorated for Cinco de Mayo, which for some odd reason is celebrated in Boston. This little boy was thoroughly enjoying the ducks; his mother was telling him he needed to get off so that I could take my picture. I was encouraging him to stay where he was.
For another shot of these ducks, see here.
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delpeoples (58574) 2013-06-18 6:08
Hi dear Roger
Yes the photo definitely has even more charm with the little guy riding the duck :) You chose the vertical frame well and dealt skilfully with the strong light.
A delightful shot, congratulations
Noel_Byrne (31654) 2013-06-18 11:23
Hi Roger, you could not but smile at this scene, both the little kid and the hats on the ducks. I love how the mother ducks expression matches with the fact that the kid has his hands over her eyes. Nice capture of a moment.
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-06-24 16:10
Thanks for the link... this is a great angle, I love the curve of the ducks behind their mother. You got the shot I wanted here, with the kid in the FG; in mine I have one further back, which is fine, but this expresses the joy of the statues better, I think. And I love the sombreros! Maybe decorating these isn't a new thing, but I don't recall it being done in the past...
macjake (69131) 2013-07-05 4:07
cute story about the mother telling the boy to leave but you're actually wanting him to stay :)
looking at those ducks...do the hats easily come off? looks like it.
and this Public Garden looks to be quite the happening place....lots of activity here.
I like the subject, the colors and the warm light.
and one day you may be taking photos of your new grandchild here ")
- Copyright: Roger Lipsett (rogerl) (1616)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-05
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous
- Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
- Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-17 16:34