Two from the reservoir

The fog that shrouded the reservoir made distance shots difficult  –  the blurring of shapes caused focusing problems for the camera.

However, the still, smooth water provided an inviting playground for the water fowl  –  the coots, moorhens, tufted ducks, grebes etc.  They dipped and dived excitedly while the swans glided elegantly and disdainfully by.

The first picture shows a coot  having just surfaced  –  hence the ripples.  (I have two other shots of just ripples, the bird having dipped at the crucial moment!)

At the water’s edge a mosaic of colourful, floating autumn leaves broke up the reflections of the trees to which they once belonged.


Filed under Abstract photos, Colour, Nature, Pattern, photography, Sunlight, Texture, Trees, Uncategorized, Water

6 responses to “Two from the reservoir

  1. It seems as though Nature is sublimely rendering her own transformations.
    Glad you were there to capture them.

  2. I appreciate your comments Elena.

  3. Gigi Galore

    How pretty those leaves on the water! 🙂

  4. I agree Gigi – that’s what attracted me.

  5. I particularly like that second image. The colours are very eye catching.

  6. I loved the colours and patterns – quite a contrast with the fog 100 yards away!

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