This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: The Tree.
Having decided to ignore the obvious theme, the Christmas tree, I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before remembering the remains of a tree in a reservoir in south Cheshire.
It only became visible when the water level dropped but when it appeared it was popular with the birds.
A pair of Mallard hanging out on the remains.
A Common Coot standing on it.
A Canada Goose doing Tai Chi on it.
A juvenile Grey Heron on it. The bird is watching something closely.
Some winter plumage Black-headed Gulls on and around it.
My contribution to day 23 of Becky’s October Squares: Lines photo challenge.
A male Mallard silhouetted against lines of ripples at sunset.
The new Weekly Photo Challenge is Rise/Set.
I thought I would span the decades and change continents. The problem is that I have now changed my photo selection and rewritten this post three times.
This shot was taken shortly before the sun came up, I was down on the Lake Huron shoreline half an hour before sunrise. The plan was to test my new digital camera and some lenses. This is the fourth shot I took with the camera and I haven’t shot any film since.
This male Mallard silhouetted against the setting sun was planned. I selected the best spot to give me the most variety of lighting and wildfowl on the water. A film shot from Lancashire, England in the early 1990s.