Thursday, 31 December 2009

Ice Walkers (Part 2)

So Mallard are designed to swim, dabble and waddle......but how do they cope on ice?

First I get a foot carefully onto the ice....then

I push my body forward onto the ice.

Keeping my weight well distributed....

It's time to push up with the feet.


And then I'm up and walking but be careful it is slippery!

For images of Mrs Mallard on the ice, click here for "Not Dancing on Ice".

13 comments:

  1. He needs to get his skate son Frank.
    Great images.

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  2. Wheee! I love these pix.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND ANITA!!

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  3. Beautiful images. Love the reflections!

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  4. I cannot help but smile, how delightful both series of the "Ice Walkers" are! Your writing narratives are perfect for these as well~ Great images!

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  5. Great images - I always like reflections in photos. Happy New Year.

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  6. Roy. He certainly took his time!

    Lynne. Happy New Year to you and Art.

    Patricia. Thanks for dropping by. Appreciate your comment.

    Mary. Sometimes it comes easy, other times I have to work at it.

    Mona. Me too, it adds another dimension. Happy New Year.

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  7. Seeing the mallards on ice really makes them stand out.-Great photos!

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  8. Sorry I missed this post when you first put it up - it is such a good series of photos. I went and looked at the other "Not Dancing on Ice" as well and that is great also. BUT it definitely makes me glad I don't have to cope with ice. I would like twice as silly I'm sure!! Wishing you a good 2010 and I look forward to reading more of your posts.

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  9. Cracking shots Frank with those reflections.
    He's certainly putting some effort into it all.

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  10. Larry. Thanks, it does enable us to get their undercarriage on view.

    Mick. Thanks for checking out my other blog & glad you liked the Mallard images. Ice is not a problem providing you can stand on two feet!

    Keith. I did wonder if he would make it!

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  11. I haven't seen a Mallard in a while and definitely never in the winter. It sure would give me a chuckle though to watch it walk on ice!

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  12. Ahhhh! How cute. He looks like he's skating in that last shot!

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  13. Hi Sharon & Kelly.

    He certainly lost his 'waddle' as he stepped onto rink.

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