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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Smile

While I've not done any rigorous content analysis of bird images posted online, I'm guessing that the most photographed birds are ducks. One reason is that, in North America, they occupy ponds in most parks and they are not particularly camera shy. But I suspect an even greater reason for their popularity is that they always seem to be smiling. Even a duck that might be considered homely like this Muscovy, wears such a pleasant expression on its face that it's a pleasure to look at. Makes me think I'll have to remember to smile more often.

8 comments:

Field of View said...

Nice shot !

Leif Hagen said...

Hello Mr. Muscovy Duck! You sure are a handsome fellow! Great photo is a lovely surrounding!

TheChieftess said...

Love the composition and perspective!!! He does look like a friendly, contented duck!!!

Jacob said...

Oh boy, these things are the bane of South Florida...they are everywhere and make a mess.

Fortunately, we have none in Central Florida.

Great shot, however, and I really like those reflections in the background!

Priyanka Khot said...

It sure is smiling. Never noticed before that ducks smile.

Jabba said...

I love ducks - they are so cute, and you're right - they are always smiling!! This is why I could never eat them, it would be like eating a cat for me.

Helen said...

Very nice shot... where was this taken?

Helen said...

Oops!! Just saw the labels... Children's Zoo at Beacon Hill Park!