Poor Sweetie Pie

Sweetie Pie is molting. It’s that time of the year when the ducks drop all their feathers and grow new ones for the next year. Jumper was the first to go through the molt and now has beautiful new feathers. Quackmire and Pom Pom have just started to replace their feathers. She’s still beautiful on…

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Ducks – One Year Birthday

The ducks arrived one year ago today. They hatched in Texas on Monday and arrive in Petaluma on Wednesday. I never expected them to become such a part of our family but they won over our hearts and helped us get through the bumps of the last year. What I Learned From a Year of…

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Sweetie Pie Lays an Egg NSFW – Week 42

Every morning there are either two or three eggs waiting for up. This has gone on all winter so the ducks have been fabulous at producing eggs. We let the ducks out of their protective house about 8:00 every morning. Often the eggs are still warm so we know the eggs are laid around 7:00…

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Sweetie Pie Flies – Week 39

We took the ducks out to get some flying images and found out that Sweetie Pie is the best flyer. Jumper comes in second, Pom Pom third, and Quackmire doesn’t fly at all. That was the big surprise of the day. Quackmire was just having a bad day. I tried to show her how to…

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Smiling Ducks – Week 38

Now all three of the ladies are giving us an egg everyday! Jumper still insists that I should be “his” and continues to bite me so he can mate. I have to tell him the same thing about four times a day, “I belong to Quackmire”. The ducks loved the rains we had. That is…

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Jumper Visits A Hotel – Week 36

Jumper visited an old hotel in town and came home with a few photos. It seemed there was a wedding going on, a dance, and a small romantic cafe that he went to along with walking the halls of the hotel. It did not seem to me to be a normal day, but he came…

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Three Eggs – Week 35

This morning Lisa opened the ducks home and found, for the first time, three eggs. Now every one of the ducks,except Jumper the male, is laying an egg. Pom Pom started October 27th and Sweetie Pie started December 17th. They have not missed a single day.

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A Shadow of a Duck – Week 30

There were one to three speedlites used for these images. It was fun to see how the shadows translated onto the seamless and I can see that this will need more investigation. This week brought us a second egg each morning while we’re still trying to decide if it is Sweetie Pie or Quackmire.

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Ducks Overhead – Week 26

It was a wonderful overcast day. No overly bright sky and no harsh shadows. My first shoot without strobes! I brought a C stand out to the front yard, hiked it up, and angled the boom to be a perch for the ducks. I placed a white background on the grass to add a bit…

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A Duck Love Story – Week 23

Just one image before the real story begins. If the topic is Love then the twins have to be mentioned. They are inseparable. Now on to the story. It all started on a warm and clear fall afternoon……. When I first started to blog I mentioned all the equipment that I used for each image….

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