Tim's One Photograph a Day

Feeding Ducklings on the River.

Feeding Ducklings.

Feeding Ducklings: A slice of bread getting attacked!

A slice of bread getting attacked!

Sometimes, you can be in the right place at the right time. We had moved over to the marina to fill up the water tank, and noticed someone on the towpath taking photographs.

Being inquisitive, I looked to see what had attracted his attention. There were these feeding ducklings, part of a family of nine fairly newborns. As they were very close to our boat, I nipped back in and grabbed the camera.

Normally, for this kind of shot, I would have reached for the Canon. However, realising time would be of the essence, I grabbed the Olympus, as it was easier to get at. A quick lens swap, and it was on to the bow deck to start snapping.

At first, there were just two feeding ducklings. I did get what would have been a good shot of them, but sadly it was a bit blurred. Faster shutter speed was required! However, two more came over, and I am very pleased with the resulting photograph.

Seconds later, the male came along, and the ducklings scarpered. Photoshoot over.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 15 June 2017
  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 MkIIA
  • Lens: Olympus 40-150 1:4.5-5.6
  • Focal Length 128mm
  • F/8
  • 1/160 Sec
  • ISO 200

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