Tina’s theme for Lens-Artists Challenge #36 is: Around the Neighborhood
Laguna Lake is within walking distance in our neighborhood. The word Laguna means lake in Spanish, so that makes “Laguna Lake” redundant, but it is known as Laguna Lake for many years. It’s about half a mile from our home on a hilly area. We sometimes walked up the hill to the lake and sometimes drove there if we started late in the afternoon. It’s 0.77 miles around the lake. My husband likes to run around the lake three times while I walk one or two times depending on how often I stop to take photos. The lake area is part of the cycling and horse trail that extends to different part of the city.
I discovered another lovely blog today – Paula’s “Lost In Translation” blog. She has a Thursday’s Special challenge. The theme for his week is Section.
SECTION – segment, part, component, or in terms of photography a crop of a larger view. Have you ever taken a photo of something and then cropped it to add interest, to improve composition or to zoom in on something? – Paula
We went on the afternoon walk around Laguna Lake a few days ago. A pleasant surprise came before my sight. A mama duck was floating in the water with seven ducklings. The ducklings tend to stay very close to each other as well as trailing the mama duck. These were the youngest ducklings I’ve seen in the lake. In this post, I include two sets photos – two originals and two cropped photos of close-up on the ducklings.
Paula at Lost in Translation: Thursday’s Special – Section
We walked around Laguna Lake today. I saw two ducks that I had never seen before. I took some photos. Here are the photos of them together and individually. I am hoping some experts could help me name these lovely ducks!
Good news! Ineke Kruger at https://scrapydo2.wordpress.com just helped me identify the name of these ducks or geese. They are Egyptian Geese. See the last photo for info. Thank you, Ineke Kruger!!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Names
We went on the afternoon walk around Laguna Lake in our neighborhood. It’s always intriguing to watch these graceful ducks go with the flow on the water leisurely.
Once in awhile they make a turn with no hurry.
The water reflects the late afternoon sun creating golden color. What a relaxing life the ducks have!
Tuesday Photo Challenge – Flow
Camera: Canon SX 700 HS 30X Optical Zoom, Point and Shoot
– Photo by Miriam Hurdle
Daily walk around the lake,
Mindset changed instantly.
Worry free ducks floating,
Soft birds’ chirping;
Calm water drifting,
Gentle light reflecting.
A place to strengthen the body,
Refresh the mind, renew the energy.
What a delight to have
Such a lake, locally!
– Weekly Photo Challenge: Local
– Photo by Miriam Hurdle
– Photos by Miriam Hurdle