Saturday, 9 March 2013

The Cutest Thing Ever?

It's always nice to find a lily pond, with some ducks. Such a lovely spot for some restful contemplation. 



But when you look for a while longer you notice something else.
Possibly the cutest thing ever.
Ducklings on water lily pads!


Look hard!


I love the Monet-esque feel to this one
(completely accidental)





I wish I'd thought to take a video, but I didn't. 

Ducklings stumbling over lily pads looking to snack on insects is perhaps the cutest thing I've ever seen. 


Hobart Botanic Gardens, Tasmania, November 2012

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26 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Oh my gosh, they are adorable! We had goslings in our neighborhood last year and I loved watching them.

Cipriano said...

That is definitely cute. The enlarged pictures are so adorable.
Duckling boats.

Martha Eskuchen said...

How lovely and delightful! I agree that the Monet-esque imagery is grand. Thanks for sharing.

Shari Green said...

Oh wow, what delightful photos! And so great that you took the time to look hard enough and well enough to discover such hidden treasure. :)

Marg said...

Cuteness overload! So gorgeous!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Totally awesome! Artistic and cute. Thanks for sharing.

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(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

The ducklings are so tiny and sweet.

Susan Lindquist said...

Haha! How cute is THAT !?! I love the markingson these ducks too ... those dramatic dark lines swooping around the eyes ... like kohl eyes on Cleopatra!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful, and oh how cute the ducklings are.

THANKS for the closeups. Couldn't make out the ducklings until you put in the closeups. :)

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Saturday Snapshot

Susan said...

Once again, I'm amazed by your beautiful photographs. What an eye you have! Those ducklings are adorable.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

That is super cute! I have never seen that before!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

It is possibly the cutest thing I've ever seen. And a delightfully spring-ish sight for me on this dismal day in Texas. Thank you, Louise.

Paulita said...

That is too adorable. Great find. Here's Mine

rippleeffects said...

What interesting photos! You're right, the ducks are so blended in it's just hard to see them. But I'm sure while you were there, you could see movement. What a wonderful sighting!

Nise' said...

Very hard to see them at first. Very cute.

Jackie/Jake said...

What great photos they made me smile on a cold dark Saturday here in Sedona.

Christine Harding said...

Well spotted! They would be so easy to miss, but have made some beautiful photos. I've been out snapping water birds as well - but I can't identify them! blog http://goo.gl/9qx5t

Sim Carter said...

I think 'the cutest thing ever' nails it.

grammajudyb said...

One of the best things about this time of year. Baby animals! Around here we are seeing calves, lambs, soon colts. Later there will be baby antelope, they are hard to photograph though because when you get the car stopped, mama runs away with baby close behind.

Alyce said...

They were difficult to see at first and I would have missed them without the close-up shots. Very cute!

Irene said...

they are adorable, and clever, why swim when you can float.

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

That is just beyond words adorable. They blend right in, which is probably a good thing for the little guys.

Crystal - Princess of Pop Culture said...

Awww, super adorable! Ducklings are just so fun :)

Ali said...

How fun! It was tough to spot them, so I'm glad you posted so many photos.

Brona Joy said...

What a wonderful capture Louise. Such innocent charm has been a much needed tonic today :-)
Thank you

Swan Pond said...

Cuuuute!