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Caution: Ducks by riumplus Caution: Ducks by riumplus
This sign was to warn you to slow down, as ducks could be waddling across the road. However, it also could just be a warning against all ducks.

You heard the sign - beware the ducks!
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Wolfie-Miyaku Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
HAHAAAHHAHAHAH ducks XD lololol i love ducks he hee he he :heart: ducks are sooo cool besides ... its not like they have teeth XD
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spathicblond Featured By Owner May 7, 2007
BEWARE!
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riumplus Featured By Owner May 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Beware the ducks, indeed! :D
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tear-stained-cheeks Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2005
i'll try and get a pic to show you of the one by my sis' house, it's really cute and has some of the chicks flying...hehe...it's cute
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tm-gemini Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2005
Great capture. We've got those kinds of signs here, too... except that they are on the highway, and are of moose. It would be bad to hit one of those at 100+ km/h. s:
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riumplus Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Ouch... a moose at that speeds wouldn't just leave a dent behind, it'd leave an empty spot where the front of your car was! :omg:

No one drives fast along these roads due to people/animals walking all over anyway... they're basically used as pathways by the humans and the animals wander wherever they want, irregardless of roads, pathways, buildings, construction zones or metal treatment pools. I think the sign was actually meant for the pedestrians, but why a pedestrian would run into a duck is beyond me. Even if a pedestrian was running so fast it didn't see a duck, I don't they'll see the sign ;)
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tm-gemini Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2005
Our highways are on very hilly turf between fairly thick forest. The moose don't pay much attention to the highway if there's some nice grass they spot on the otherside. Nighttime is the worst, though.

The poor ducks. ^___^
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fahrmboy Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2004  Professional Photographer
Hee, good eye, RIUM. That's definately unordinary. :D

Great capture, too. Such rich colors there. :)
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riumplus Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
The colours were one of the few things I don't think I touched up in postprocessing... I did my normal brightness/contrast/gamma adjusting, noise removal and sharpening, that's it. That's exactly as the photo was taken, pretty much.

2 weeks later or so the Jackaranda's were flowering... that whole area turned a very bright purple from the flowers.
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hayaji Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2004
We have one of those signs around where I live, too ^^ It's around the duck pond (imagine that O__O)
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Kerahna Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2004
well i've definitely never seen anything like that before :)
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riumplus Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
After staring at this photo for so long, I have a very strong urge to sneak up on the sign, whip out a marker pen and draw little top hats on the ducks. I don't know why, I just want to put top hats on them. :P
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Oscelot Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2004  Professional Artisan Crafter
*dies laughing* that would be aweesome.. where's the sign?
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riumplus Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
At my uni, next to one of the parking lots. It's just across the road from the lakes, which is where the ducks live ;P
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