Camera: NIKON D2Hs
Shutter: 1/250 s
Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)
Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire
Lens Focal Length: 25 mm
White Balance: manual
Shooter's Comments: Today there was a duck rescue on the corner of East State Boulevard and Eade Avenue by El Azteca restaurant. I got to the location and there were 10 ducklings in a cage that had already been rescued by Animal Control Officer Susan Coe.
The ducklings fell in a storm drain when they were trying to cross the road. It was amazing to me how many people in cars stopped to make sure the ducklings were okay. A guy driving a tow truck even stopped in the middle of the road to tell us the mother duck and one of her ducklings were in the parking lot across the street.
Some people just stopped by to see if they were okay. The city workers were investing a lot of time and effort to rescue the last duckling. In the end, they were all safe and were reunited.
I guess sometimes in this crazy world we get caught up with all the bad stories and forget the nice and heart warming stories like this. I shot both stills and video of this. That can be challenging, but I hope that people will enjoy this little moment.
- Laura J. Gardner, Photojournalist