It was all happening down at Doctors Pond this evening…with the first batch of ducklings having arrived not long ago. Whilst it took a while I can report that this youngster worked out how to get out of the pond and rejoin mother…after a few attempts of attempting to leap out of the pond the duckling finally noticed the ramp leading out of the water next to him!
I popped out to Doctors Pond this evening just as the sun was setting and photographed a small selection of the waterfowl that lives there.
Let’s face it, shooting a sunset at Doctors Pond is rather like shooting ducks in a barrel…even with a new manual focus lens I’ve hired which I’m not convinced I’m focusing quite right yet.
Our Alessi Duck timer seems to have sprung some eggs…
This is a composite of two shots both taken this evening whilst I sat by Doctors Pond watching the world go by.
I know, she’s missing her bonnet 😉
This female mallard duck was being pestered up and down Doctors Pond in Great Dunmow by various male mallards – she was definitely centre of attention.
In this post one duck actually, a female mallard who allowed me to photograph her earlier this year. It wasn’t my intention to use this image today, but a friend of mine saw a print of the picture and loved it and I know he was trying to find a copy of it on Flickr – well Mick, in case you’re still looking – here you go.