….ducks, geese, swans and more around the pond in Col. Sam Smith Park
….our presence brought them closer than I expected
Normally the geese and ducks at the pond swim away when I try to get closer to them for a good photo but today they came right up to the water’s edge and reached over as if they were expecting us to feed them. Judging by the number of empty plastic bread bags that were lying around I suspect that’s exactly what they were looking for.
Despite signs posted in the park not to feed the water foul bread the public does it anyway. Bread is not a natural food source for ducks, geese and swans and I’m sure that a diet with too much gluten is harmful for these beautiful birds.
….thanks to Maranto Photography for hosting the Smartphone Photo Challenge
For this one I added more contrast and vibrance. This intensified the colour of the water and helped to make the foreground and swan stand out more. Capturing the swan between the branches gives this photo a bit of a mysterious mood.
…thanks to Cee for hosting the Fun Foto Challenge
…thanks to City Sonnets for hosting October Photo a Day
…thanks to Cee for hosting the Black and White Photo Challenge