1 hour ago
Aug 2, 2009
Quick Pics - For the Birds
The wife and I had a nice evening walk around a nice duck pond in Mesquite, TX. As a birthday gift, she tolerated me stopping at random moments to grab shots of the ducks and geese as I saw fit, including getting down to eye-level with some baby ducks. Well worth it if you ask me..
Getting up close and personal with a blue-eyed goose of some variety..
I was surprised to see this Egret hanging around the pond, and he (she?) allowed me to get up close for some portraits...
For an idea of the size of this bird... its feet reach almost all the way across a concrete block made from a whole bag of concrete mix...
There were ugly ducks..
...and pretty ones.
Mohawk wearing ducks... (not the proper name, I think)
A dove, eyeing our ice-cream leftovers...
And ducks getting leftovers from picnics.
I really wanted some flying duck photos... and that is harder than it seems. Blog post on focusing on moving objects is definitely in the works..
More baby ducks, because you just can't have enough baby ducks..