Sunday, 12 February 2012

flight and shadows

Beautifully bright afternoon with sub zero temperatures. Decided to make the most of the light opportunity and went looking for birds that usually remain elusive and just out of reach at the centre of the lakes at Earlswood. I wasn't disappointed as they had all collected at the edge of the far side of the lakes where there were small patches of water amongst the ice.
Unfortunately it appeared as if the rest of the population had decided it was a nice afternoon for a stroll too (hugely irritating).  

the backlight on this one gives rich detail to the wings in flight

it wasn't long before a pair of swans joined the melee

a great show of ruffled feathers after hissing at Milo who delighted in attempting (and thankfully failing) to get onto the ice to get a closer look 

she eventually stalked off, bored it seemed, after taking a dislike to Milo, her feet making a wonderful scratching sound on the ice

again I took this into the light to get the most from the shadows on the ice

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