Ducks of Dubai - A Close-up

Today I bring something extraordinary to the table - Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce: Le Canard de Dubaï, The Dubai Duck, a rarely seen visual delicacy! Five days ago I visited for the first time the Al Quoz Pond Park in Dubai, where I had the luck to meet some friendly ducks. It was still pretty warm, so I laid down in the grass close to the ducks and took some shots of them.

I may sound strange, but I find ducks especially pleasing to the eye.  Fluffy body and always a jovial look - thanks to the smiley beak. I could happily just watch them for a long time - which I actually did, for exactly one hour and 20 minutes according to the time stamp on my photographs. It's a good fun to get to know them better, to find out their characters - which one is the curious, which one is the brave or the playful, which ones are just friends and which ones are lovers.

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All images are made with the Fuji X-E1 camera and the amazing Fuji XF 35mm f/1.4 lens.