Enjoying the SunshinePosted: June 10, 2014 Filed under: Landscape, Nature, photography, Portraits, Wild Life | Tags: birds, bit of fun, Canada Geese, colour, colourful, digital, drake, Ducks, feathers, Goose, Ifield Pond, image, image background, landscape, nature, outdoors, paintshop, Paintshop Pro, photography, photos, sparkle, sunshine, water, weather, Wild life Leave a comment
As it was a bright and sunny day and I was stuck indoors doing nothing in particular, I decided to take a stroll down to the Ifield Pond again. Although the scenery is much the same [although changing with the seasons of course], at least the wildlife activity varies and there’s always something different to see.
Disappointingly I’m a bit late to catch the ducklings in baby stage – they look more like teenagers, but there still seems to be a lot of courting going on.
This is a particularly nice little area, favoured by the ducks and geese because people park their cars by the roadside nearby and come especially to feed them. In fact I got slightly wary of one particular large Canada Goose who approached me – I think he though my little camera was something to eat and was waiting patiently for me to throw it for him.
This very handsome drake ‘posed’ for me , but I took the pics as much for the interesting water as any ducks on it. I confess to doing a bit of enhancing to the colour, as the sun was so bright and sparkly on the water, and what with the reflections of the overhead trees – it was beautiful to see, but hard to capture. I liked the somewhat hazy appearance.
Let me now introduce the Goose ….