Photo of the Day: Ugly Duckling

A random photo from my 2010 archives.

A mallard duck plays in the mud



Days 111-112: Mother Earth Needs a Good Cry

Happy Earth Day! I don’t have any bright and colorful nature photos since the last two days have been rainy.

All the gas we use and the toxins we emit each day must make “Mother Earth” weep. Filling up Jerod’s two-door car for $48 on Thursday made me want to cry, too.

1/100 sec., f/4.0, ISO 400
18-200 mm lens (32 mm), natural light

I watched the ducks near our apartment play in the muddy rain puddles this morning. They seemed to enjoy it, but they also enjoyed a thorough cleaning afterward.

1/60 sec., f/5.6, ISO 400
18-200 mm lens (170 mm), natural light