Some are shy and I have a hard time, even using my zoom lens to capture them before they fly away.
I don't know what kind of ducks this mother duck and babies are, because I couldn't get close enough to see their markings. But the mom's head has fuzzy feathers.
If your screen is wide enough, you will see the mom in the next two shots...as I used landscape on the camera for a wider photo.
Look at this beautiful family of ducks:
She has seven babies...which is great..usually I only see them with five survivors:
Here is a closeup of one of her babies....this one still has the fuzzy, downy feathers on it!:
Look at the water droplets on his back...(they are pretty waterproof. Thus the saying: Like water running off a duck's back!):
This is the Mama Mallard again...she had an itch that just needed to be scratched.
Ahhhhh....a little to the right...............
One of her downy babies, splashing about by the dock: