Feeding Time

Barbara Waldoch level-classic December 10, 2008

Beautiful work and story, Peaches! #1049192

Nancy (Peaches) Harker December 10, 2008

Thank so much Barbara, appreciate the support, have a wonderful day!!!

Going to hit the sack, catch up with everyone later today!!! #6874176

Michelle Alton December 10, 2008

What a wonderful flock and story, Peaches! #6874181

Mike Clime December 10, 2008

Great capture, effects and story, Nancy! #6874185

Bill Knaps December 10, 2008

This is beautiful work Peaches. Monroe You Say? I live in Monroe, Louisiana. Bill #6874188

Bill Knaps December 10, 2008

This is beautiful work Peaches. Monroe You Say? I live in Monroe, Louisiana. Bill #6874189

Aimee S. McMaster December 10, 2008

....wonderfully captured a touching image Peaches...great use of effect too...Aimee #6874241

Douglas Pignet December 10, 2008

Great story and capture here Peaches...This woman has quit a following...lol doug #6874248

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe December 10, 2008

They will mob you if you have food. The ones in the park I go to sure will...and they'll bite you, too. #6874257

Chris Ebben December 10, 2008

Good find, picture, story... isn't it good to come across something like this when everything is falling to pieces & then you see some kind hearted person, especially when they are showing kindness to animals. I hope you got a picture of the special duck to show us. Good one=^..^= #6874297

Colette M. Metcalf December 10, 2008

NICE capture!!! #6874309

Alan L. Borror December 10, 2008

This is truly wonderful, Nancy! Great story and wonderful entry into MT. #6874428

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe December 10, 2008

A really heartwarming image Peaches - A wonderful entry for the Theme! Jeff #6874433

Carol Sawyer December 10, 2008

Fantastic capture and story, Nancy!! #6874437

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe December 10, 2008

Nicely done, Nancy. And great story. #6874438

Janet McNeil level-classic December 10, 2008

Lovely story and great capture for the MT!! #6874528

Carol Teal December 10, 2008

Love all the colorful ducks and the setting looks gorgeous! Yes, it does make you feel good to see that in these terrible economic times, that this man still takes his money to buy food for these ducks. Great capture and a heartwarming story! You should see if the newspaper would be interested in the story! #6874529

Deb Koskovich December 10, 2008

Oh, I love the story, Peaches! How wonderful that you captured this great image to go with it! #6874564

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic December 10, 2008

Great colors and treatment. What a wonderful guy is he. I hope and pray more people act like they care about their surroundings, lovely entry for monthly theme. I can really feel the togetherness of man and animal here. Hope the judges agree.

UB. #6874673

Kumiko Parkinson December 10, 2008

Never seen so many Mallard at one place! Great story and capture, love the effects, Peaches! #6874780

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe December 10, 2008

What was in the package? :) Wonderful shot and story!!!! #6874799

Robert R. Goodman level-addict December 10, 2008

Hi Nancy,awesome capture and story my friend!!!!! #6874874

Ron McEwan December 10, 2008

A great story and a great theme shot. Well done indeed. #6874905

Linda Blair December 10, 2008

A wonderful story and such a sweet capture of this kind man...what a kind heart he has...love the effects...a terrific MT entry...I'm sure we'll see this one again!!!!!! #6874965

Susan Weisensel December 10, 2008

Peachy this is way cool, love the image and effect and I LOVE the story. It is nice to know there are still kind hearted people out there. #6875114

Gina Cormier level-classic December 10, 2008

WHat a great image!! Cool find. #6875171

Henry Miller December 10, 2008

What a great capture!! Quack,quack,here and a, well you know the rest. LOL #6875543

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic December 10, 2008

Beautiful....very heart warming. I love ducks too.....I sure hope nobody hunts there...Love the colors and effects too. #6875632

John Connolly December 10, 2008

What a feel good story Peaches, and a delightful capture! I am impressed with the flashes of color on some of the ducks heads! #6875737

Tammy Espino December 10, 2008

Looks like our park when I bring a bag of bread. Cept add the geese in that bunch too and piegons..lol Scary birds! Great shot!! I throw the bread away from me when the geese surround me..don't want a bite in the behind! #6875753

Tiia Vissak December 10, 2008

a great scene! #6875855

Ann Coates level-classic December 10, 2008

I love this image because it is something the kids and I do on a regular basis and we always look out for the sick ones and give them some extra bread. Thank goodness for kindhearted people such as this man. They make the world a better place. Fantastic capture and I'm sure we will see this again. #6875928

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic December 10, 2008

FANTASTIC image, effects, and story, Peaches!!!! So sorry to hear about the horse you put down in 03. Prince belonged to my sister-in-law. We put our precious Casper down in 03 too. Sounds like we both had a bad year. I miss him dearly as well. <>< #6876089

Leslie McLain level-deluxe December 10, 2008

Great photo and story. Love your effects. #6876161

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna December 10, 2008

What fantastic timing, Peaches!!!!! This is an awesome image with wonderful colors and clarity!!!!!! WTG!!!!! :-) Ma #6876169

Judy A. Lawhon December 10, 2008

What a wonderful find and terrific image, Peaches!! I like your use of the buzz here. You should take him a copy of this! #6876620

A P December 10, 2008

As Judy just mentioned Peaches used Buzz on her lovely capture today. That was the "package" she got and thanks for the dedication Peaches. Great story and thank goodness there are people that watch out for the animals. Wonderful capture and use of effects. VBG #6876693

Max Aureli December 10, 2008

Ho my Ducks!!!! I never so many duck in one image, Peaches!!! Great shot and fantastic story!!!

How you do with the HD?


Robyn A. Terrell December 10, 2008

This is lovely, Peaches...wonderful treatment! #6877007

Eugenio Diaz December 10, 2008

Top Notch image
Striking colors and great effects!!!
Well done Nancy! #6877101

Nancy (Peaches) Harker December 10, 2008

Thanks so very very much everyone for all the very nice comment's and support, I so appreciate them all.
I hope you all will have a wonderful night!!!

Bill, YUP Monroe, about 20 minutes from me. Unlike you LOL!

Douglas, it is a MAN not a woman LMAO!!!

Chris, I totaly agree with you, he was such a nice fella, he really enjoys being with them and knows excatly what they are going to do when.
I am not sure if I got a good photo of her or not, I will have to search the disk and see.

Carol, I don't live in that town, a story about him would be cool, maybe people would donate money to him to help.

Linda, a buch of plugin's, she is so sweet!!! I used the buzz on this, my first photo with that filter.

Henry, LOLOL, They did do a LOT of quacking, I never heard so many ducks quack before.

Shelly, nobody hunts there, it is right in town, right across the bridge is a VERY busy grocery store.
Sometimes you have to sit and wait for all the ducks to cross before you can ever go.

Nadine, thanks, it was VERY tough.

Judy, I had thought about printing a copy and giving it to him, I know he would enjoy it.

Thanks again Ann, I am sure I will enjoy my filters hehehehee. HUGS, was nice talking to you on the phone today too :)))

Max, the hardrive is just sitting waiting for your email LOLOLOL!


Patrick Rouzes level-classic December 10, 2008

Peaches, you must have put a lot of work into this b/c it is one amazing image!!! The effects are absolutely spectacular!!! My fave parts are the grass, trees & the creek!!! You are very talented ,my friend!!!
Have a nice evening!!! #6877364

Dave Ombrello December 10, 2008

Great image and heartwarming story Peaches. #6877651

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 10, 2008

MY Gosh! What a beautiful story Peaches. What a dear sweet man! He is that little ducks guardian angel that only has half of a beak! :) How lucky they -all- are to know him and what an awesome capture, (And treatment!!!). I hope you win the prize for this one! :) -Laura xx #6877740

ROLAN NARMAN December 10, 2008

Fantastic capture with beautiful effects and great story Nancy! Nice dedication too! #6877795

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic December 10, 2008

Wow! So many ducks, love the many different colors ~ they're so much fun to take pictures of. They're all special in their own ways. A wonderful portrayal of generosity and a joy to behold! #6877823

Kerry Hill December 11, 2008

Beautiful image and effects, Peaches!! Gorgeous colours, wonderful story!! Well done!! #6878111

Jane Hirst December 11, 2008

Wonderful photo with a wonderful story to tell. I love the watercolor effect...very pleasing. Of course I love the ducks! regards jane #6880921

Nancy (Peaches) Harker December 11, 2008

Patrick, Dave, Laura, Rolan, Reynaldo, Kerry and Jane, thanks so very much for the support and ever so nice comment's, I really appreciate them.
Have a super night!!! #6881385

Maria A. Gonzalez December 11, 2008

Very touching story and great capture of the interaction between them..It is always nice to know there are people out there to care for these birds in the winter time...well capture Peaches.. Thanks for the heart warming story... #6881463

Jim Baines December 11, 2008

Wow, Peaches!! A stunning image and spectacular story! Thanks for sharing! #6881464

Nancy (Peaches) Harker December 11, 2008

Thanks so very much Maria and Jim, appreciate the support, and very nice to meet you Maria.
Have a super night!!! #6881864

Susie Peek-Swint December 12, 2008

Wonderful capture and story Peaches ~ what a big-hearted man he must be! #6882510

Nancy (Peaches) Harker December 12, 2008

Thanks so much Susie, he was a VERY nice man, I will have to go see if they are down there yet, not sure if they fly South in the winter or not.
Have a wonderful day! #6883482

Lou Taylor December 12, 2008

Love the color and processing. Thanks for sharing the story. It reminds me of when my children were little and we fed the gulls. #6885504

Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe December 12, 2008

Peaches, this is fantastic!! I love it!! Wonderful effects, color, lighting and composition!! #6885748

Nancy (Peaches) Harker December 13, 2008

Thanks so very much Lou, I appreciate the support!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!

Lou glad I could bring some memories. There are no ducks like this in my town, I have to drive to the next town to see these. #6886983

Courtenay Vanderbilt December 13, 2008

Hi Peaches, back in town and trying to catch up! Great treatment on this image! I'm jealous! Ann can't help me out with buzz for mac! Enjoy it! #6888788

Colleen Farrell December 14, 2008

Wonderful story, capture, composition and effects, Peaches! I always enjoy coming to your gallery to see where you've been lately and how you've captured your adventures! Awesome work! #6891147

Nancy (Peaches) Harker December 14, 2008

Thanks so much Courtenay and Colleen, I so appreciate the support and wonderful comment's.
I hope you both have a wonderful day!!!

Colleen, your to sweet to me :))) #6891876

Patricia Ronan December 14, 2008

WOW Terrific image and digital work Peaches, what a kind and dedicated man!!:) #6891986

Nancy (Peaches) Harker December 14, 2008

Thanks so very much Patricia, appreciate the support!
Have a super night!!! #6892397

Nancy (Peaches) Harker December 15, 2008

Thanks so very much Sabrina, have a super night! #6896411

James E. Coleman level-classic December 16, 2008

Dear Peaches,
I can't believe it! The rest of us are missing our ducks, can't get all of our ducks in a row, and here you are hoarding them!!! No wonder the rest of us can't find them!!...:):)

Hey lady neat story and photo.

Now will you please release some of our ducks?:)

Jim #6899426

James E. Coleman level-classic December 16, 2008

by the way,
you water looks very "crinkly" here...neat effect.

Jim #6899432

Nancy (Peaches) Harker December 16, 2008

Crinkly water? LOLOLOL
Your a lways good for making me smile Buddy!
The ducks love this creek, not sure why but they are always around.
Thanks so very much Jim, I will tell them to fly down there when I see them next LOL!
Have a super day! #6900081

Peggy J. Maguire December 16, 2008

Love this one Nancy!!!!!!!!!!!! #6900634

Nancy (Peaches) Harker December 16, 2008

Thanks so much Peggy, this was a last minute capture as I was sitting just watching all these ducs with him.
They definatly love him as he does the ducks.
Have a super night!!! #6900653

Janet Daniel level-classic December 16, 2008

Hi Peaches - This is a wonderful story telling image! What a kind, caring man! #6900866

Jacqualyn A. Volker level-deluxe December 16, 2008

*tear in the eye* What a wonderful story Nancy! This is such a wonderful capture and brings back some of the best memories! *S* Thanks so much!! #6901039

Nancy (Peaches) Harker December 16, 2008

Thank you Janet and Jacqualyn so much, it does bring a tear to ya, it sure warmed my heart to see and know he does this every day.
Have a super night!!! #6901259

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe December 17, 2008

Great capture and story, Peaches! #6905689

Nancy (Peaches) Harker December 18, 2008

Thanks so much Ellen, have a super day!!! #6907764

Laura L. Gonzales December 19, 2008

What a great capture Peaches!~~ Love the story!! This is just beautiful, and I love the effects too!! Great MT entry! A winner to me!! Have a great day! Laura #6914137

Nancy (Peaches) Harker December 20, 2008

Thanks so very much Laura, appreciate the support!!!
Have a super night! #6917336

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Dedicated to Ann Przyojski, such a dear lady, got a package from her today!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

I went to the creek in Monroe, WI, there is always ducks down there.
I was shooting photo's when a car pulled up, then all of the ducks started to fly out of the water and running over to the car.
This man feeds the ducks a bucket of corn and a HUGE bag of bread everyday out of his own pocket.
There was this one duck, has a half of beak, he asked me if I had seen her, I said, out of all these ducks I am suppose to spot ONE different LOL.
He said she comes right up to him, she gets her own seperate pail she eats out of so he makes sure she eats.
Sure enough, she came running to her pail and ate.
It was the most fasinating thing to watch this man and all these ducks interact.
Quite a kind hearted man to take care of all these ducks everyday.
Entering in the MT
Comments welcome and have a GREAT DAY!!!

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