Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mallard Family




This morning my longtime fishing buddy Paul arrived well before dawn in preparation for a day of fishing on Raystown Lake.  The lake is an hour's drive from my home so by the time we reached it the sun was already topping the mountains surrounding the man-made impoundment.  Keeping the camera handy proved worthwhile when we sighted this Mallard hen and her new family cruising along the shoreline. 


We didn't locate Raystown Ray but I couldn't resist passing my camera to Paul after pulling this nice crappie from its underwater lair.

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13 comments:

Denise said...

Sounds like a fun - and from that photo - a successful fishing trip. Loved your photo of the Mallard family and it's always nice to be able to see one of the blog host :)

Carletta said...

Great photographer and fisherman as well! :)

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Grace and Bradley said...

Wow, congratulation, you should be proud.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Excellent post.The baby ducklings are so cute.
Blessings,Ruth

Nikki-ann said...

Aww, so sweet! (The mallard and her brood... not Paul & his fish!).

Chris said...

What a successful mallard family Coy.... And what a beautiful picture! Love the fish too and the guy behind ;-)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Nothing much cuter than a momma duck and her crew of ducklings taking a swim. Very cute~

Susan said...

that's one big mallard family, and one big fish too!

imac said...

Hi Coy, what a wonderful capture.

Chad Oneil Myers said...

That's a nice size Crappie!

troutbirder said...

Wow! I'd sure like to catch a crappie that size.

Abraham Lincoln said...

That really is a nice looking crappie.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Salty: What a neat slab, only the small fish are in near shore so far.