Saturday, July 26, 2008

Crash Landing

If you've never had the opportunity to watch a duck land, don't blink. It's fast and its amazing they end upright. If you look all the way on the left you'll see a couple of lines on the water where the landing began. That is were the ducks webbed feet first touch. The stripes are still on the water and the trough is still there when the whole thing is over in less than a second.

The shot is out at the lake front harbor in New Orleans on Lake Pontchartrain.

--steve buser

10 comments:

Blacksun said...

Hui.. you have to be fast, to capture this moment on a photo. I really like it.

Abu Dhabi/UAE Daily Photo said...

lol! At first glimpse I thought it was an otter!

Laurie said...

Wow, you captured a great moment! Ah, the technical wonder in seemingly ordinary things.

Wanda said...

How great that you were able to catch a "Crash Landing"....

To be at the right place at the right time, with camera in hand.

photowannabe said...

What a terrific action shot Steve. You really caught it at the perfect time. A++++ for this one.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Yes, and geese do a great job and it carries over onto the ice in winter and they skate quite a ways until they stop. Nice shot.

Harry Makertia said...

Oh my, I've never had a chance to shoot this kind of picture! You're a great hunter, man!

Jilly said...

Great shot, Steve.

You won a postcard from Menton, Steve. See Menton DP today for explanation but please send me a private email (link on my blog) with your address.

angela said...

You must have good reactions to have captured that. It's always a miracle to me they don't sink.

Lynette said...

Of all your wonderful bird photos, Steve, this just might be my favorite one. It's such a metaphor for decision-making, to me. I want to think about it, and remember it, for a long time and treasure it because I know it's saying something to me. Thanks, Steve.

As always, I thoroughly enjoyed browsing your recent posts. Those grandchildren, what joys they are.