First off, these are not very good images. I shot over a hundred images at the river and of those only about 20 were “keepers” and of the keepers none were worthy of showing. Except I try to write a daily photography blog so I have to show something.
Besides yesterday I said I would post some of the river walk. The photo above suffers from among other things being out of focus and that in and of itself creates all sorts of other problems. The problem? First a lousy technique in panning, I was caught off guard and never really caught up to the bird (he was always ahead of my focus point), and I had the camera set to single focus, which is why the shot is so soft.
No I do not know what kind of bird this is. Andreas would of course but I haven’t a clue. Jeanne didn’t know either. Her guess either a loon or a crane.
Nope this is not the same duck I showed last week. Well then again it could be. He wasn’t wearing a name tag. He had a buddy with him this time. They were forging around the debris near the shore. I don’t know what they eat but their heads were constantly bobbing in the water.
So the last of my forgettable images for today is of these little black ducks. Talk about working the debris field. I thought for awhile they were going to get mired down in the gunk, but they managed to navigate around all the stuff. There is a lot of debris in the river right now. We only saw a couple of boats out in the channel. We saw lots of big pieces of trees and other objects floating in the river and that would do a lot of damage to a boat’s drive train.
So this Sunday afternoon the 3rd of April was a gray, overcast, and surprisingly warm day. A real treat and we really enjoyed the time we spent on the River-walk. I apologize for the poor images. It’s a continuous process of learning.