Nov 23, 2008

Rogue Ducks

I spent the entire Saturday in Disneyland. At the Happiest Place On Earth everything carefully orchestrated and controlled. Except the ducks. It seems these enterprising avian squatters simply just moved in. Mostly they hang around "The Rivers of America," feeding on Cheetos, but I saw a couple of them waddle around Walt's statue then perform what seemed to be the re-enactment of Pearl Harbor, heading in the direction of Snow White's Castle.

I'm pretty sure they are not official Disney Ducks, because if they were, they would be wearing name tags. This one was blissfully sleeping on a rock next to a "raging hippo" in the Jungle Cruise ride. I didn't have my real camera with me, just a crappy point-and-shoot Lumix. Half my pictures came out blurry or oddly focused. I like this one blurry. It's an abstract with a hint of duck.


Petrea said...

Something must be done. At least train them and get them into uniforms.

But if I'm being honest I have to admit I absolutely love Disneyland. Did you have a good time? This is a fun shot.

Cafe Observer said...

Exactly what model Lumix do you have? And what's the main complaint about it?

Kathy H said...

That's a pretty daffy picture!

My son was at D-Land yesterday. That's probably him running behind the duck.

Vanda said...

The Lumix is DMC-TZ5 I think. My problem is that the focus is too soft, the white balance is off. The default shutter speed is too slow. I'm used to "real" cameras that give you high level of control, and get frustrated by cameras that tempt to think for me.

Cafe Observer said...

Even the pt & shooters can be adjusted somewhat.

You don't like things that think 4 you. I generally agree. U probably don't like politicians much either then.

altadenahiker said...

Donald's revenge. He always knew he'd land on top -- that rat had no talent.

Vanda said...

For you Cofe Observer:

"We would like to apologize for the way in which politicians are represented in this programme.

It was never our intention to imply that politicians are weak-kneed, political time-servers who are concerned more with their personal vendettas and private power struggles than the problems of government, nor to suggest at any point that they sacrifice their credibility by denying free debate on vital matters in the mistaken impression that party unity comes before the well-being of the people they supposedly represent, nor to imply at any stage that they are squabbling little toadies without an ounce of concern for the vital social problems of today.

Nor indeed do we intend that viewers should consider them as crabby, ulcerous, little, self-seeking vermin with furry legs and an excessive addiction to alcohol and certain explicit sexual practices which some people might find offensive.

We are sorry if this impression has come across."

Monty Python

Vanda said...

Mickey stole the limelight from Oswald!

Anonymous said...

I have it on good authority that Walt carried on a clandestine relationship with the Nazi movement (that was at one time headquartered in El Monte).

Cafe Observer said...

Yeah, V, I recall writing that for that old show. Wish they'd give me a little more credit but I guess they figure I'm justa dog.