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I've heard and used the phrase "like water off a duck's back" numerous times, but I'd never thought about it beyond knowing it meant that it wouldn't stick. Arriving early at the Crescent Moon Ranch Picnic Area at Red Rock Crossing in Sedona I came across these ducks bathing in Oak Creek and saw the phrase in action.

From the Coconino National Forest's website: "One of the most photographed scenes in the southwest is towering Cathedral Rock reflected in the waters of Oak Creek at Red Rock Crossing. It should come as no surprise, then, that the picnic area located at that same site is as popular as it is beautiful. People come here to fish, swim, and wade in the creek, as well as to picnic and photograph the scenery. At times it can become quite crowded. If you want the world-class beauty of Red Rock Crossing all to yourself (or nearly so) visit early in the morning or on a weekday."

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ISO 100, f/14 at 1/125th second, 45mm focal length

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