The geese and ducks are either using our lake as a “staging area” to start their journey south or we’re a stop-off for them as they’re passing through. While I assume there is some organization to them, it isn’t obvious to me.
They mill around for a long time, and look at me and my camera, like “What are you looking at?” Of course, I’m waiting for them to take off in large majestic flocks that I can photograph. But, they are too smart for that. They know I’ll get cold or bored and go in eventually. And their patience is rewarded — I go in the house and they take off!
So, most of the pictures I have of them aren’t the wonderful skimming-over-the-water-and-then-soaring-into-the-air,-barely-missing-the-roof kind of pictures I would like.
The “flock” pictures I do have are the wayyyy up in the air kind that I get when I hurry out when they are already on their way.
I am enjoying learning photography, even when the subjects aren’t particularly cooperative.
May you have a blessed Sunday.