May 4, 2012

Ugly Ducks Reflected

Even ugly is in the eyes of the beholder, but these two ducks sitting on an air pump on a fish pond in Kaiping sure won't win any awards for beauty from me!

Kaiping, 2012

Joining reflections seekers at Weekend Reflections and animal lovers at Camera Critters.

40 comments:

Traveling Hawk said...

But the photo looks nice, Francisca!

Andy said...

I agree... the ducks are ugly but the photo is a beaut.

Kate said...

Love the poem...so true! Now, you must change your attitude about the birds...they're part of the animal kingdom and thus are wonderful!!

Malyss said...

Ducks won't but the picture will: the reflection is perfect!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I agree with the others -- even though I always love ducks! They may not be beautiful, but they certainly do make for terrific reflections -- particularly perched on those balls! How fun! Have a wonderful weekend, Cisca!! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Indrani said...

They do look cute!
The blue air pumps make the picture interesting.

Karen said...

Great reflections, and I like the ducks!

Vicki/Jake said...

Guess something had to exist for the phrase...ugly duckling:)

Genie said...

You all are too hard on these poor duck...you gotta give them a break :-) They might have been having a bad hair day. The red above the beak on the one on the right really does stand out just like they are standing out there for us to lass judgement. As you know, I keep the suspension room so I get the bad, the ugly, and the worst of the worst. I give them safe haven and do not pass judgement. Therefore I am inviting these two little fellows to come and join me. hahahahaha Genie
PS...They really are unattractive :-)

Catherine said...

But they do make a beautiful shot....

Pat Tillett said...

The birds may not be beautiful, but your photo of them is! Hope you are doing well...

Susan said...

Yes, u-g-l-y, but the bright blue makes a nice colorful reflection and I like the diagonal line hinted in the water. Happy day Francisca. Hope things are going well.

jeannette said...

Have never seen attractive airpumps though! Seems you are back in China for some time.
Did I tell you my son now lives in Holland -everything is set for him to study there he has discovered the advantages of being Dutch and studying there -a fraction of the cost in the US)
Don't worry about leaving a comment, and get back to me when you're somewhere else:):)

Giancarlo said...

un felice week end per Te....ciao

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, the poor sweeties. Definitely ugly ducklings, but a great photo, Francisca.
K

Gemma Wiseman said...

Ummm... I agree! They are a tad ugly! But on those blue features as a contrast, they become interesting characters!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Maybe an award for balance. And for giving you a reflection.

Dianne said...

beauty is in the eye of the beholder ... they make the most perfect reflections and that is indeed a beautiful thing.

"Adelaide and Beyond"

Robert Nicolaescu said...

:)Beautiful photo!

Cezar and Léia said...

I like the ducks and the reflections are wonderful, so perfect like a mirror!
Beautiful composition dear Francisca,
Have a nice weekend my friend,

hugs
Léia

Linda said...

I agree - but the photo is a nice shot anyway. Poor ducks - they just can't help it.

EG CameraGirl said...

Not handsome these ducks, but the photo is wonderful!

Elisa said...

Not so ugly, lol!
Greetings from Argentina
Elisa

lina@happy family said...

Perfect reflections :)

ladyfi said...

What an intriguing shot! I think they look sweet.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

LoL! poor ugly ducklings! =)

Dimple said...

I bet they are beautiful to each other...;-) Looks to me like they perch in the same places regularly, I wonder if they are fish eating ducks...

Thanks for the visit. The rain, as is common with me, is not what I was thinking of when I snapped that shot. I "found" it when editing. Serendipity is a wonderful photographic aid!

Dianne said...

let's call them odd ;)

the pump looks like sculpture
and the reflections are wonderful

Halcyon said...

I like the way they look! They're quite unusual. :)
The reflection is perfect. Hardly a wave in that pond.

Genie said...

IHow’s about order TWO pair of hideous #11 shoes for the TWO ugly ducks. It might give their self images a bit of a life! What do you think???? By the way, most running shoes are now selling up to 150.00. Crazy if you ask me. I have been wearing the same sneakers for years and years, and they are just fine. genie

chubskulit said...

Nice shot.

The Cardinal, is my critter this week!

eileeninmd said...

I can find beauty in all God's creatures. Lovely scene and photo. Have a great weekend!

Ebie said...

I love how you captured the air pumps, too, They look like glass!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Oh I dunno, I think they fall into the 'so ugly they're cute' category!

NixBlog said...

Lovely ugly ducks!

jennyfreckles said...

I've seen these kind of ducks in collections over here. They are pretty ugly, more like turkeys than ducks! Maybe they have nice natures.

Joyful said...

Nice capture!

Jessica Cassidy said...

beautiful captions of the ducks :-) Dropping by from Camera Critters

JM said...

I don't find them ugly! :-) Great reflection shot.

Pat said...

I think they are beautiful in their own unique way, Francisca!