Saturday, June 12, 2010

Camera Critters: Muskrats & Wood Ducks



My wildlife photography has been centered around the Wood Duck families in a local wetland lately.  Although the ducklings are the focus of my efforts other critters make themselves available for photographs.

This Muskrat swam right up to my feet as I crouched in hiding at the water's edge.  Realizing something was amiss; it looked up into my eyes and twitched its nose for a few seconds before diving to safety.



The Wood Duck babies are growing rapidly.

This particular duckling did not become alarmed upon hearing the camera's shutter, only mildly curious.

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13 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The last picture is gorgeous.The plant adds to the scene.
Blessings,Ruth

EG Wow said...

I'm surprised the muskrat swam right towards you. You must have been very quiet. The wood duck still looks very fuzzy!

Montanagirl said...

Fantastic shots. The coloring and composition are just terrific.

eileeninmd said...

They are all wonderful photos, The ducks are adorable.

Nikki-ann said...

SO sweet :)

Marci said...

Great photos. Nice reflection in the first shot. Love your header photo.

Meggie said...

Hey Coy! Just dropped by to say hello. I'm not blogging a whole lot but check yours from time to time. Love the family/duckling shots!

Misty Dawn said...

Oh the babies are so adorable! Love the muskrat photo... Did you get splashed when he dove back under?

Christy said...

Beautiful shots. I love visiting your blog and love when you leave such nice comments on mine. I think I may have seen my first wood duck last night but was unable to get a clear image and unable to get closer to see with my own eyes. I'm looking forward to when I am able to get my stronger telephoto lens for sure.

Bird Girl said...

I can see from your posts that you are going to witness these wood ducks grow up and we get to see it by way of your photography - how exciting!
Beautiful pictures, Coy!

ML said...

Love the photos!

Brad Myers said...

The wood ducks have been kind to you this spring and you have photographed them well. I kind of forgot about the local muskrats, maybe that will be a morning in the near future.

HANNIBAL said...

Just a hint of the red eye on that duckling-How cool!