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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.

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Go away!

The swan was intent on chasing away the intruder.  The ducks just couldn’t watch the carnage!

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At the reservoir

At the local reservoir, residents and seasonal visitors mingle freely.

Geese and friends

But, like human beings, some like to get away from the crowd.  Notice the camera-shy swan on the left of this photo!

Camera-shy swan

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