I almost wish I had a boat to sail down the river on days like this.
Recent heavy rains have filled this pond
I spy a White-faced Heron down in that sheltered area of rocks
I only had the Sony a6000 with the 55-210mm lens so crept down the pile of rocks very, very slowly to try and get a close up shot.
Here I was about 12-13 feet away and the heron started to get a little edgy
Pacific Black Ducks in the distance. Time like these I wish I’d bought the long 150-500mm lens
The Heron is just about to take flight as I got too close.
Wouldn’t it be nice to live overlooking the river.
This is the area I see the small Heron regularly
Don’t know what this plant is – probably some native in the riverside landscaping
Looking up-river just before I turn into Frogs Hollow for the short walk home.
Every time I got nearer to these Purple Swamphens, they moved 20-25 feet further away. It was like a Cat & Mouse game. The Birds were the mice and I (with my camera) was the cat.
This is only the second time I’ve bent over and used the tilt lens of the Sony a6000. Couldn’t see a damn thing in the LCD screen with distance glasses and the bright sun, but I really should use the lens tilted more often.
Captured with the Sony’s tilt lens and ‘live view’ again.
MORE IMAGES FROM ‘A PERFECT AUTUMN DAY’ (on Wednesday)