Happy Hump Day!
I have four images for you today. On my way home yesterday evening, as I always do, I drove past the Hurstville Wetlands (“duck pond”) and guess what I saw there? You’ll have to read a little further. Anyway I broke a cardinal rule of photography and made this exposure shooting directly into the setting sun. I love all the sparkling diamonds on the water, which in my mind makes this image of the ubiquitous geese something special. 🙂
What really caught my attention was I saw a large clump of pelicans in the middle of the pond. They were in high fishing mode. I was surprised because of the water levels of late I assumed there were no fish in the pond. I was wrong.
I waited for a while and once they determined I wasn’t a threat the continued fishing and moved closer to me. It appears the two pelicans in the rear of the moving “scrum” are on lookout while their peers do the fishing thing. If there were fish in the pond they didn’t have much chance of escaping this giant vacuum cleaner. 🙂
You can see what appears to be a small fish in the bill of this pelican. They move a fair distance with most of the flock having their heads below the water line.
A little later I capture this image which clearly shows a small fish in the mouth of the pelican. Click on the image to see it in a larger more detailed version.
So I spent about a half an hour at the duck pond watching and photographing the pelicans. It’s always fun to see the pelicans.
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.