With a reasonably sunny day off in prospect today I decided to allow myself some work-free time and visited the Arundel Wetlands Centre once again. I concentrated on photographing the wetland birds today and I was utterly charmed by one particular Australian Wood Duck. After gently eating some seed from my hand she settled down on the path next the bench I was sitting on and didn??t seemed fazed by anything or anyone ?? she even stayed put as a large group of school children walked right around her. I??d been shooting with my 100-400mm lens but found I kept hitting the minimum focus distance. Given this young lady??s relaxed attitude I thought I??d try my macro lens and she happily posed for me as I sat cross legged on the ground, only a matter of inches from her. The shots I??ve posted of this duck were all taken with my macro lens and they haven??t been cropped so you can see just how close I was!
by Helen Hooker June. 22, 2012 4821 views