Sunday, May 17, 2009

Theme # 340 "Fowl"

This is the infamous "Big Duck" which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places located in Flanders, New York. In 1931, Riverhead duck farmer Martin Maurer and his wife Jeule decided to construct a giant duck-shaped duck shop. They hoped to sell the Peking ducks they raised to passing motorists who would surely be drawn to the striking form of a "Big Duck" along Riverhead's West Main Street. The Big Duck roosted at this location till 1936 until it was relocated to Rt 24 in Flanders. Long Island duckling can still be found as a menu offering at the finest restaurants around the world. Here is a little more trivia about Mr. Big Duck.
Nikon D90 2009/05/17 14:53:30
RAW (12-bit)
Lens: VR 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 27mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/250 sec - F/8
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-A


  1. Cute duck and so perfect for this theme.

  2. This is hilarious! Great image for this theme -- very unique!

  3. The things you see and learn following these blogs! Have to admit, never have seen a shop like this! Funny!

  4. Now THAT is a big duck, very interesting!

  5. SO cool! Glad you shot this for the theme so we could all "visit" the duck!

  6. Cool shot and your link was really interesting. She is certainly a historic quacker!

  7. Great technology post, thanks. I found some crestron system builder that were better than most!