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.