Feathered friends

by Helen Hooker March. 11, 2011 4671 views

I decided to return to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in Arundel today to try and make friends with the sophisticated autofocus system on my new camera. The sun was shining and it definitely felt like spring had arrived. The birds were certainly aware of this ?? the ducks seemed to have paired up already and some of the couples were getting quite frisky with each other! I particularly enjoyed taking photos of the smaller birds, although, with hindsight, I should perhaps have used a faster shutter speed at times. While I was there I joined the WWT so I can now go back as often as I like so I will have plenty of opportunities to practice my action photography in future.

I was photographing the two Mallards above when this cheeky chap came and muscled in!

African Black Duck (I think!)

White-faced whistling duck

Red-crested Pochard

Nene Goose

Red billed whistling duck

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Zajä…C 8 years, 6 months ago

fantastic photos.

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 8 years, 6 months ago

Wow
Great compositions, angles, macro, clarity of textures, colours, reflections in the water :)
Great job !

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 8 years, 6 months ago

I agree with the comment above. ;^)

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 8 years, 6 months ago

what a collection! perfect shots!

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Felecia 8 years, 6 months ago

They are all just great Helen but 1, 10 and 11 are amazing!!!

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Kate 8 years, 6 months ago

Oh Helen theses are outstanding...that Robin is priceless.. so much detail in the feathers - he has to be faved...amazing set in its entirety -

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Marsha 8 years, 6 months ago

A WOW set, Helen!!! WOW!!! The depth, clarity, color, composition....all first-rate....every single shot!! They look so real that I feel that if I don't close this page immediately I'll have a flock of birds in the room with me!! First...have to pick one for my favs!

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Hanna Westesson 8 years, 6 months ago

Fantastic set, I'm impressed!
You captured a lot of personality :-)

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Lynda 8 years, 6 months ago

What a fantastic set

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jarvo J 8 years, 6 months ago

Saved the robin as a favourite. So glad he muscled in.

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Tom 8 years, 6 months ago

Ohhhhh wow those are perfect well done

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
David Swatton 8 years, 6 months ago

What a great collection - beautifully sharp and composed

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Josy 8 years, 6 months ago

Wow ! Splendid set! 9 is my preferred

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Mike Meliska 8 years, 6 months ago

Great Set.....

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
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