Slightly edited mobile phone cam shot of a Duck on my roof window in Amsterdam. Taken with my C905 phone. No editing besides some added contrast&saturation, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)


I was sitting around in my Studio the other day when I heard a commotion on the roof. A duck had found its way up there and was swarmed by seagulls...not sure if they tried to eat the duck (delicious with sweet-sour sauce!) or if they were jealous that Duckie was standing on top of my window getting all the attention. Whatever the cause for the ruckus, I just had enough time to snap 2 shots and a short video of it before it flew away :)


Watch the duck movie on my YouTube page :)







  • Evelien Berger 5y

    Eendenpootjes :) wat schattig!
  • Iam Marjon Bleeker 5y

    For the best duck in Amsterdam: www.namkee.nl/eng.html

    Ahhhhhhh..........lovely! En voor je video krijg je vast een Oscar ;-))
    Fijn weekend!
  • AmsterSam The Wicked Reflectah 5y

    Thanks a lot - TOM -, Moser's Maroon, dappsull, viljaja, espri fotografeert (not back yet), B℮n, monyart (nice movie title :), Mizz Amontillado, Two Doited Photogs (not that odd...I've filmed a duck on the neighbors roof last year, unfortunately I've deleted the movie from my YouTube page, but there's still the one of birds fighting...wicked Amsterdam! :), Fletch 85, etteneelia83, Werner Schnell Images (2.stream), Dmitry Chastikov (better the sauce in the hand than the duck on the roof ;), Passetti, ~robert, inspire*dream*create* (if it walks like a duck... ;), Mirthe Duindam - few days away, 夏日梦 (and mostly done with one hand...my shoulder still hurts :), anuwintschalek, Mademoiselle Monique (nice link :), Vlien* and Iam sterdam (jij ook!) :))
  • Tjerk.Aeiouy 5y

    Great story!! And great shot too!!
  • Oostra 5y

    Too cool!
  • marinochka! 5y

    haha!!! brilliant!
  • f l a m i n g o 5y

    What cute little feet he has. I'm glad you had your camera handy.
  • Anna Olsson 5y

    haha..exelent shoot... love it. love the dreamy/icy feeling and that you have to use your emagination to recognise what it is... lovely S@am

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • AmsterSam The Wicked Reflectah 5y

    Thank you Tjerk.Aeiouy, Oostra, marinochka!, bell41 (I was bell41 first) (me too...one of the many advantages of using a mobile for photos :) and VooDooDockan (duckie style!) :)
  • Jesse van Kalmthout 5y

    Haha, gaaf :))
  • anna veselova 5y

  • AmsterSam The Wicked Reflectah 5y

    Thanks Calmtwood and bravo les filles :)
  • Alexander Voss 5y


    At first sight I thought this was an underwater shot... Gorgeous!
  • Arthur M 5y

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  • dotintime 5y

    it's outstanding...what an opportunity & what good use you made of it..a favorite.
  • BoSi Himself 5y

  • miquelet 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Detalls d'un Somni, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • AmsterSam The Wicked Reflectah 5y

    Thanks a lot Berlinalex (luckily it's not an underwater shot :), Arthur M, -Bite-Me-, dotintime (and with just one hand too :), BoSi Himself (welcome back buddy :) and miquelet :)
  • EYE'EM 5y

    Awesome shot, please check out the EYE'EM mobile photography award 2010 on www.eyeem.com/award
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Taken on March 9, 2010
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