Silky waters

Sometimes it’s the water rather than the bird that makes an image.

 

Pacific Black Duck - Kim WormaldPacific Black Duck

 

There’s a lake I visit sometimes that looks amazing when the clouds, wind and sun play with the way the light hits the ripples made by the ducks as they swim, surprising quickly, across the water.

 

Pacific Black Duck - Kim WormaldPacific Black Duck

 

I tried to get images where the light was playing differently on the surface and affecting the colours and reflections. I think the golden light in the image above hardly looks like water.

 

Pacific Black Duck - Kim WormaldPacific Black Duck

 

I find it fascinating that water can look like satin fabric that’s been held by the corners, fluffed into the air and allowed to settle.

 

Pacific Black Duck - Kim WormaldPacific Black Duck

 

Over the past week I’ve had an awesome time out and about with the camera and am looking forward to sharing the images, as well as continuing to prepare this year’s version of the ‘mystery’ post. There is something totally magical about being able to look at birds in detail without stressing them, recently I’ve been so grateful to my camera gear that I was spotted patting it as if it was one of my dogs.

These images were taken with my Canon 5DIII. I’d hoped that a recent firmware upgrade would address the issues I have with my 7DII but it didn’t and I’ve finally sent it back to Canon and hope that I’ll be happy with it when it’s returned. In the meantime I’ll keep patting the 5DIII.

Happy birding, Kim

 

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