Ready to set sail

A duck that is just about to set sail. (Johan Peijnenburg)

A duck that is just about to set sail

[ 98mm – f/8 – 1/400 – ISO100 ]

No anecdote this time. Just an image I happen to like. Why? A well-timed click I think and as a result a story. A story about a duck that is going places. Where? No clue? Why? You tell me. With whom? I saw paparazzi nearby, so we’ll probably read about it soon. When? That one I know … now! Did she or he have a plan? I am pretty sure! Someone with enough imagination (or drugs) could write a whole book about the adventures of this duck :-)

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41 Responses to “Ready to set sail”

  1. I love it. One foot up and ready to go….somewhere. Great capture.

  2. Lovely. Nice moment you captured there. Love ducks!

  3. Johan says:

    Thanks Dennis, Moritz and Jill :-)
    Good morning Myrna and thanks!

  4. Sumit Sen says:

    That is one fat duck Johan. I don’t think he can stand for too long – floating is much less stressful for him:-)

  5. The decisive moment!
    I think it may have great plans – the first duck on Mt Blanc maybe?

  6. JP NOYES says:

    The one foot up means so much, gives the picture a feel of mystery.

  7. @Peter de Rooij: you might be right. Daffy is aiming exactly at where the Mont Blanc is!

  8. @JP Noyes: exactly. Otherwise I would probably have binned it …
    @Sumit: I think Daffy just enjoyed a delicious Swiss cheese fondue!

  9. The low camera angle made this photo, otherwise, it’s just a photo of a duck. There’s a great story here, all that remains as you say, is someone to tell it. I’ll just enjoy the image as it is. :-)

  10. I’ve never parachuted, but my best dreams are of soaring like an eagle. A duck will do as well. & That scenic view s/he’s flying into, I’d stay airborne for . . .

  11. @Doug: I agree … plus that one foot …
    @Richard: Tnx my friend. Do you see parallels between you and the duck?
    @Amelia: … I seem to recall that there was this song in the 70’s “I want to fly like a … duck”

  12. So cute – you make me smile Johan.
    I never even saw this duck – I was too busy ogling the castle. 😉

  13. Thanks Athena and Brian. @Athena: You didn’t mis the duck. This was on another day.

  14. Fun image and a great caption!

  15. Thanks very much Donna and Neil !

  16. Roland says:

    Telling a story with just a few words… it’s art. So very nice, Johan. I love it.


  17. Mac Boos says:

    “shut i stay or shut i go” kommt mir da grad in den sinn 😉 tolles photo

  18. Khun Hans says:

    Well observed and captured, Johan

  19. Ada M says:

    wow, this is so sweet….great catch!

  20. j’y vais, j’y vais pas…

  21. Hahaha wtaschel watschel und plumps. It is a bliss to have a look at your images :)

  22. Glad to have found you to Anette and glad you like my work.

  23. Nice! Great perspective

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