It's been another busy week here at the compound and somehow I was able to fit in a few hours of shooting with a longtime acquaintance. We haven't had a photography excursion in several years and we'd both were looking forward to shooting together again so met up last week at Forrest Park to shoot. The sky was overcast so we opted to postpone the photography and needless to say, we spent the good part of 2 hours just catching up.
We returned to Forrest Park in Longmeadow on Tuesday. My friend introduced me to Duck Pond. Strangely enough, Duck Pond was void of ducks. Except for this mother with her duckling. Despite the heat and oppressive humidity, we sat for some time photographing this pair of Mallards.
For anyone interested in what gear I used for these images. I am using a Canon 5Ds, a full frame, 50 megapixel DSLR with a Tamron SP 150-600mm G2. But it's not the Camera that makes the image, it's knowing how to use the camera. So get out there and shoot!
Here Mom was making a lot of noise as she splashed about as she groomed herself.
This male Grackle seemed to be enjoying the water as much as the ducks.