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Ducks, Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield

Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield

The ducks at Hardwick Hall Country Park near Sedgefield in County Durham are ridiculously tame, as we found out on a recent afternoon away from South Shields.

We travelled to the park in the former constituency of Tony Blair to try and get away from the wet weather here, it’s still raining as I type, and amazingly as we walked around the ducks waddled behind almost demanding that we throw them bread! They have no fear of getting up close and personal either, the trick to this shot was to set the camera on self timer and then put it on the ground.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 1/30 second, f6.7, iso 200


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Written by curly

August 22, 2008 at 7:06 pm

Posted in Birds, Colour, Parks

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  1. Pushy, arent’ they? What a great angle and the looks on their faces is funny.


    August 22, 2008 at 9:06 pm

  2. Great view, when I first saw it I had visions of you laying on the ground!


    August 22, 2008 at 11:30 pm

  3. They all seem to be saying, “Hey, what’s this, I don’t think we can eat it…..”

    Bill, Delta CO

    August 23, 2008 at 12:38 am

  4. I love this picture…it’s cool how you took it from their level. Amazing


    August 23, 2008 at 2:33 am

  5. ohhh they are very cute:) great picture!


    August 23, 2008 at 7:48 am

  6. So glad your negotiations were successful. I’m so selfish & wouldn’t want to miss out on photos like this one. The are very pretty, if demanding, fowl.


    August 23, 2008 at 8:41 am

  7. What an excellent photo. 🙂


    August 23, 2008 at 2:44 pm

  8. Looks like it’s strutting like a rooster!

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    August 23, 2008 at 4:09 pm

  9. so glad to hear abut the good news.
    lovely photo.
    have a great weekend!


    August 23, 2008 at 6:54 pm

  10. I wonder if they have got a pecking order? I’m surprised that they didn’t try eating your camera!


    August 24, 2008 at 12:12 am

  11. This is a great pic! Is it just me or does it seem like wildlife is getting less and less bothered by human presence?

    August 25, 2008 at 2:10 am

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