Encouraged by a wacky duck, a frail swimmer perpetually threatens to leap into the dangerously murky waters at Bojnice Spa in Slovakia.
funny and well spotted! very nice, Michael!
16 Jul 2008 5:08am
@Photographs by M.E.: Thank you very much, M.E.
That really is funny. I think the duck knows what's going on. Great photo.
16 Jul 2008 5:46am
@Steve: Thanks, Steve. Glad you liked it.
Clever title for this sharpened shot. Nice stone texture.
16 Jul 2008 5:50am
@Calusarus: Thanks so much, Calusarus.
What a classic photo! Well spotted and captured!
16 Jul 2008 5:58am
@Kylie Greenan: Thank you so much, Kylie.
Wonderful capture, Michael.This would make for a much sought gift card - hint, hint. Heck, I'll always jump in as long as I've got my ducky.
16 Jul 2008 6:15am
@Stephen Phillips: Ducky's there to help. Thanks for the great and fun comment, Stephen. I like the encouraging hint.
So funny ! I like it !
16 Jul 2008 6:18am
@Marie Le Corre: I'm glad you had a laugh. Thank you, Marie.
hahahahah Are you kidding?
16 Jul 2008 6:19am
@Ana Lúcia: I'm glad you found it fun. Thanks, Ana Lúcia.
16 Jul 2008 6:50am
@Rags: Thank you, Rags.
What a great picture. Don't you just want to give him a little push? The duck just makes the picture. This provided a good giggle Michael.
16 Jul 2008 6:57am
@Marion: Perhaps a hand pushing would be a great addition to the image. The temptation to nudge is certainly there. I'm so glad you had a laugh. Thanks, Marion.
very nice and funny shot! Duck and boy seems to have the same posture :)
16 Jul 2008 7:18am
@kiji: Yes, you are right. Excellent observation. Thank you, kiji.
What a timely shot with the duck at its feet! The statue is inspiredly located and your title is such fun! Hmmm....I think the duck got impatient waiting and wating for the swimmer to jump in and thought to give it an encouragement!I cannot take my eyes from the pond, the water lilies and pads and the beautiful reflections! Definitely a great capture! My compliments!
16 Jul 2008 7:41am
@Japanalia: Thank you, Gabriela. Your comment is delightful.
Having had a quick look through your archive I noticed you have some shots of 'alive' statues taken in London, this could be one of them! It (He) looks ready to pounce!
16 Jul 2008 8:22am
@Dr. Leonard Yossarian: Yes, he certainly does look life-like. Thanks for visiting.
Fantastic Michael, I love the way the little duck seems to have adopted the same pose as the stone swimmer.
16 Jul 2008 9:04am
@MaryB: Great observation. Thanks, Mary.
Great shot and a big sense of humor! Well done
16 Jul 2008 9:14am
@Rui Silva: thanks very much, Rui.
Is it a blanket in there? Oh no, it's a life vest just in case the swimmer leaps into the (hard to say what).
16 Jul 2008 9:23am
@António Pires: Yes, he certainly wouldn't know what he was diving into. Thank you, António.
Slovakia is the land of funny statues! Really like this.
16 Jul 2008 9:39am
@MadScientist: Glad you had a laugh. thanks, MS.
Excellent title for this one, Michael! Well done!
16 Jul 2008 10:17am
@Betty: Thank you very much, Betty. Just having fun with the title.
I like that the statue is portrayed wearing a bathing cap ... a vestige from an earlier time!
16 Jul 2008 10:54am
@Ron: Yes, that is true. thank you, Ron.
a beautiful capture and striking compo! is this HDR? very beautiful PP effect -- do tell! so much detail to take in! loving the concentric water ripples and the beautiful lighting! the antiquated statue is a beautiful and captivating visual bonus, bravo!
16 Jul 2008 11:27am
@dj.tigersprout: Yes, it is a mild HDR to get added detail. Glad you like the detail, Jaycee and thanks for the great comment.
What a shot! The duck gives the pic a very special touch. Almost looks like the duck is trying to flee from the stupid guy jumping into her pool :-)
16 Jul 2008 11:38am
@Mirko Herzner: Thanks, Mirko. I like your interpretation.
Great humor in this one, Michael! The HDR really adds a punch without overdoing it! Nicely done.
16 Jul 2008 12:18pm
@Tracey: Thanks very much, Tracey.
This is really good Michael. I like HDR when it is not obviously HDR like your photo here. I only knew it was HDR by looking at the comments above.
16 Jul 2008 12:19pm
@Craig: I agree with you that HDR is best when not obvious. Thank you, Craig.
What a great statue and very good timing on your part to get the little duck in the picture too Michael - this is a lovely shot
16 Jul 2008 12:25pm
@Mandy Provan: Thank you very much, Mandy.
Brilliant capture... perfect timing!!
16 Jul 2008 1:10pm
@hugo poon: Many thanks, Hugo.
Hilarious shot! And well captioned too!
16 Jul 2008 1:51pm
@Koushiro~光子郎: Thank you very much, Koushiro.
A very funny shot, and wonderfully composed. I am a little distracted by the brick(?) reflection in the water, but that probably would have been difficult to clone out of the shot. An excellent capture...
16 Jul 2008 1:55pm
@Chris: I can see how the brick reflection could be a distraction. Cloning wouldn't be overly difficult but I left it in because I thought it added to a slight surreal nature of the image. thank you, Chris.
16 Jul 2008 2:07pm
@Eleftheria!: Thank you very much, E 9 1/2.
Beautiful picture Michael [:
I think he should try some bigger waters though..
16 Jul 2008 2:09pm
@Sammi: I agree. Really not deep enough either. thanks, Sammi.
Artistic but with a funny twist, looks like the duck and statue are set for a race. Good shot Mike
16 Jul 2008 2:34pm
@Observing: I like your race interpretation. Thanks, Mike.
Very comical composition
16 Jul 2008 3:33pm
@Peter Miller: Thanks very much, Peter.
This is fantastic! Very nice shot :)
16 Jul 2008 6:26pm
@Ina: Thank you very much, Ina.
Wonderful capture made better by the "wacky duck"! ;D
16 Jul 2008 6:39pm
@Judy: Thanks, Judy. Yes, the duck really makes it.
great shot , perfect
16 Jul 2008 7:42pm
@_____ H o M o _____: thank you, HoMo.
A nice capture that fills the frame nicely with a nice burst of color from the flowers in the center.
16 Jul 2008 8:57pm
@Steven: Thank you very much, Steven.
Fantastic shot. What a timing for having captured the duck at the statue's feet!
16 Jul 2008 9:47pm
@standley: I was lucky there. thank you, Richard.
Oh, I thought he was on a board being towed by the duck. Very cool shot.
16 Jul 2008 10:29pm
@Michael Rawluk: Yours is an interesting interpretation. thanks, Michael.
so funny shot.....
16 Jul 2008 10:33pm
@::: CushmoK :::: Thank you, Cushmok.
Amazing, I love this, it's really spectacular, I saw it and I thought the comment, yet I never posted it...what's the matter with me lol love it...maybe I need a good dunking ;)
17 Jul 2008 8:18am
@Lorraine: I have done the same, even writing comments but somehow not clicking to actually post them. It ranks with going into the pantry and wondering why exactly I'm in there. And only remembering why when I've left. thanks, Lorraine.
17 Jul 2008 7:50pm
@Twelvebit: thank you, 12bit.
Amusante photo, funny shot !
18 Jul 2008 5:44pm
@Pascale Kisilak: Merci, Pascale.
Great capture! I am loving your photography! I will have to come back and go through your "older" postings..... :) Great work!
10 Aug 2008 4:59pm
@Magda: Thanks so much, Magda.
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