I have some images from the “Duck Pond” for you today that I took last Friday. I was on my way out of town after photographing the human checker game and saw some activity at the pond. I cannot pass up an opportunity to capture images of wildlife even if the lighting isn’t perfect.
Mother Duck was taking her new brood out for a walk. When she noticed me they all scurried to her side and she promptly escorted them back into the tall grass.
There have been a couple of Blue Herons at the pond this last week. They stay pretty close to the inland shore line and they are difficult to photograph. I only had my 80 – 400 mm lens so it’s not a tight shot but he was walking very slowly up the waterline looking for something to eat.
Something startled him and in an instant he was flying away. I don’t think it was me because I had been stationary for some time waiting for him to walk pass my vantage point. He didn’t seem to mind my occasional shutter press.
Sometimes they don’t seem to mind being close to humans. I have been able to get within a few feet of them and they pay no attention to me. Other times a mere movement of your body and they are off.
That’s it for today. As a teaser I may or may not have a great adventure story for you tomorrow. It just depends on how today turns out. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.