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32. Ducklings All Ditches United

DuckfaceOn one of my bike rides, I came across one of my favorite topics: baby ducklings!
Squeaky brakes and a firm jump immediately brought me at duck level.
Moments like these must be taken advantage of as baby ducks have a busy schedule and are gone before you know it.
Indeed…not so long after my arrival they decided to move on.
Just when I was about to leave, I noticed that the departing ducks were immediately replaced with fresh new duck stuff.
With renewed enthusiasm, I slumped back into the nettles.

And so it went: whenever the duck party seemed to be over, new downy chick material was submitted.
It seemed like a kind of reverse Bermuda Triangle: Not the place where everything disappears into nothingness, but the Place Where Baby Ducks Emerge.

During this shoot, I was vaguely aware of a fairly strong present rumble.
Probably some kind of motorized farm equipment, in one of the neighbouring meadows.
At least not anything that could distract me from these adorable ducklings.
Until I looked up briefly and noticed that this sonorous hum was caused by a meters high and equally wide cloud of thousands of mosquitoes

Aaaaah, that ‘s why Ducklings of All Ditches were united here!
A true Ducktopia with an infinite source of flying snacks.
And a true Photopia with an infinite source of cuteness!

Not that I got it for free: Like consummate little Jesuses, they ran across the water to gulp insects from the air.
Just try to keep that.
Baby ducklings accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 0.01 second and are able to make a 180 degree turn, without any notice.
Which is a little too much, even for my fairly sophisticated autofocus system.

But oh what fun we had and at least I tried to perpetuate this ADHD cute overload ….

 

Duckling cute overload Anas platyrhynchos chasing insects
Like consummate little Jesuses, baby ducklings run across the water to gulp insects from the air
Duckling cute overload Anas platyrhynchos chasing insects
Baby ducklings accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 0.01 second and are able to make a 180 degree turn without any notice.
Duckling cute overload Anas platyrhynchos chasing insects
The duckling and the mosquito
Duckling cute overload Anas platyrhynchos chasing insects
A true Ducktopia with an infinite source of flying snacks.
Duckling cute overload Anas platyrhynchos chasing insects
Chasing duckling
Duckling cute overload Anas platyrhynchos chasing insects
Duckling jumping to gulp an insect from the air
Duckling cute overload Anas platyrhynchos chasing insects
Duckling chasing after an insect, reflected in the smooth water surface
Duckling cute overload Anas platyrhynchos chasing insects
Baby duckling just about to catch a tasty mosquito
Duckling cute overload Anas platyrhynchos chasing insects
Baby Ducklings accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 0.01 second
Duckling cute overload Anas platyrhynchos chasing insects
Baby duck catching a mosquito
Duckling cute overload Anas platyrhynchos chasing insects
Young duckling chasing insects

On one of my bike rides, I came across one of my favorite topics: baby ducklings!

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