Lovely weather for ducks!

by Helen Hooker April. 20, 2012 4465 views

The London Wetland Centre is hosting the inaugural London Wild Bird Watch this weekend so, faced with one last day of holiday, I decided to go along and take a look around. After a quick stroll around the trade stands, where I largely managed to resist temptation, I attended a fascinating talk by naturalist and broadcaster Simon King before setting off to explore the centre??s wetlands. Sadly, after a sunny start, the rain had set in for the afternoon with some exceptionally heavy showers and rumbling thunder. Luckily I??d gone prepared, with suitable clothes and a waterproof cover for my camera, so nothing was going to stop me taking photos. The phrase ??lovely weather for ducks?? felt completely appropriate for the conditions today, although I began to realise just how extreme the weather was when even the ducks and moorhens began seeking shelter under the picnic tables! Ultimately, from the 149 photos I took, I deleted half of them and only considered about twenty as possible candidates for editing. From those this one was the best of the bunch ?? at least it gives some impression of the weather I endured to capture it. I??ll just have to go back in better weather to have another try at capturing the unique variety of wildlife that lives at this haven in the city.

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Jon Laysell 5 years ago

Super capture, made all the better by the little droplets sitting on it.

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Brenda Nelson 5 years ago

What a fantastic capture, Helen! All of its markings are so pretty AND the weather beads on its feathers are so perfect!

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Chossid 5 years, 1 month ago

Great shot! ripples, droplets on wiing...

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Dorothe 5 years, 1 month ago

Love the details!

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Josy 5 years, 1 month ago

Beautiful illustration for this foul weather... But ducks and ground are happy of the water

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Jennifer Litwinowicz 5 years, 1 month ago

awesome detail!

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Marsha 5 years, 1 month ago

Wonderful capture....the crystal clear droplets on its back are amazing!!!

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Larry Nelson 5 years, 1 month ago

Great choice, Helen! I love the water drops on the duck and the water rings in the water.

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Maz 5 years, 1 month ago

Great shot! What a cute duck! :) I should go and check out that wetland centre! Where is it?

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Olga Helys 5 years, 1 month ago

Great details of the feathers and ... the droplets
Clarity, sharpness

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