Sunday, 30 March 2008
These little black ducks
Pacific black ducks (Anas superciliosus) are almost ubiquitous in Australia. Any water body larger than a bathtub is likely to sport a couple of ducks on the lookout for a feed of stale bread.
I've been guilty of overlooking these and other common species in favour of the less abundant or more colourful species. Or, indeed, the less abundant and more colourful species. Well, you know, I'm only human.
But now my new lens and camera combo is encouraging me to see them in another way. Not in a novel way, but the way in which I viewed them when they were new to me. And they're worth watching.
So here are some portrait shots of Pacific black ducks on a local pond. I heart my new camera gear.
No bread was thrown to obtain these pictures!