The little, white duck is still there in our park. When I got there yesterday, she was resting, with her bill tucked in underneath her wing. Then she got up and stretched … just like the cat! She’s so cute … I’d like to grab her and bring her home LOL.
Probably the most photographed duck at Lily Lake!
I knew she’d still be there because I’d seen pictures of her in Facebook … a guy on my list had shot a whole slough.
As soon as I got the camera, about three years ago, there was no question about what I wanted to shoot — birds and wildlife in general. Landscape, architecture — it happens, but I don’t have the same feeling about it. To me, nothing is so rewarding as a good bird/animal shot … like this ! This is my pride and joy … from March 2010. There’s a marsh, almost in the centre of the city, that’s sort of a bird sanctuary. All kinds of odd ducks show up there, so I go there often to check. One day, as I stepped out, I could hardly believe my eyes. It took several seconds for my brain to register that it was real! This big guy was munching on something … he was trying to take off with it, but couldn’t — it was either too heavy or frozen to the ground. He stayed long enough for me to take ten, fifteen pictures [the pictures are clickable, will open in new tab].
This was probably a ‘once in a lifetime’ event, but I feel like a drug addict … constantly hoping for that ultimate kick again.
This day today, is overcast … looks like it’s turning out to be one of those monochrome days. We may go down to Calais, ME. At least before February 17th, I have to go there! Each time I enter the US, I get this little green slip in my passport, that is good for three months. If I don’t turn it back in again before that date, I will never be allowed back in there again. It’s only an hour’s drive down to Calais, no big deal. Then … next time we go, then there’s the photo, fingerprinting and new, green slip again for $8. This is because I’m not a Canadian citizen.