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5 Day Black & White Photo Challenge | Just Ducky

Thank you to my blogging friends at, Our Rumbling Ocean, who suggested I try the 5 Day Black & White Photo Challenge. Over the next five days, it will be interesting to decide which photos will lend themselves to the drama of black and white.

There were several species of ducks on the pond in the park yesterday.  This mallard drake actively staked his territory. While the American Coot and American Widgeon stayed out of the way…




There are only two rules for this challenge:

1. On 5 consecutive days, create a post using either a past or recent photo in B&W.
2. Each day invite another blog friend to join in the fun.

On this,  my third post, I invited Rewired and Retired in Nicaragua.   This well-written, entertaining, and interesting blog  is one to follow if you love to learn about new places and the people who live there. Please be sure to check out this outstanding photo/essay blog to learn about life in Nicaragua.

8 comments on “5 Day Black & White Photo Challenge | Just Ducky”

  1. Such a contrast between the first photo of the squabbling mallards and the “zenlike” widgeon in the third photo Jane! Beautiful shots again.

  2. The Mallard defending his territory definitely makes as a great black & white image. Brings in the forces of the dark and the light. Well done Jane!

  3. Thanks, Patrick. This is an interesting challenge. I was caught between the photo you see in the post, and another version of the same photo. In the second version, I cropped out the tail of the duck being pursued so the chasing duck was the soul subject. The intensity on his face was vivid; but the humor of the chase got the final vote 😉

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