Spring has sprung upon us with a cluster of warm sunny days, and suddenly evidence of the new season is everywhere. Trees in blossom and bloom, daffodils dancing in the sun, and last weekend I spotted my first ducklings while in Hagley Park at a Quilt show.
I was just about to get into my car and I saw some movement on the grass, as it got closer I saw it was a duck with 5 ducklings heading towards the stream I was parked next too. I grabbed my camera bag, switched over the lenses so I had my 70-200F4 IS on and carefully climbed down the step and slippery bank so that I could get some shots if the family came my way.
There was a Toi Toi bush in the way so I couldn’t see them but suddenly I could hear ‘peep peep peep peep’ and the family appeared in front of me. I fired off a couple of shots and they turned away, frightened of the shutter clapping shut. So I sat and waited patiently and they came back, so I waited til they were closer before I started shooting, and this was my favourite shot of the day.
7D and 70-200 F4 IS lens, 200mm focal length @ F4, ISO400 to account for the shade, 1/250sec shutter speed.
Daffodils will be the next post!