Photographer's Note

Some 2-3 weeks ago I saw a brief glimpse of a mallard hen swiftly leading her newlyhatched ducklings to safety under the overhanging branches of a tree in an inaccessible part of our local brook. Although I had the camera ready I never got a chance to take a photo of the group, which seemed to comprise some 7-8 ducklings. Since then, Madam Mallard has kept her wee ones well hidden, that is, until last night.
When going home last night, Milloup and I made a diversion around our little lake, and suddenly we came across the entire group, now obviously big enough to come more out into the open. There is a total of 8 ducklings, so it seems she's been able to keep all of them alive.
Hoping to see them again I set out today equipped with both camera and bread aplenty, and it paid off. Although the weather was none too kind, the sun going in and out of hiding, I did manage to get the favourable attention of the entire group. In fact, at times they were so close to the edge of the lake that it was difficult to take any photos, because they were hidden behind the rushes rimming the lake. And they sure did like bread ;-))
I took a good number of photos, and it wasn't until checking them back home that I spotted this "repetitive pattern".
Treatment: Crop, contrast +10, brightness +5, saturation +10, USM and resize.
Oh, well, I wanted to add this to the scavenger hunt, but I can't find the instructions saying how..

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