Although some people might not care for geese I actually like them. This is a picture taken against the west bank of the pond just north of the masonic temple. The bank is steep and there’s plenty of shade from low-hanging branches. Here the geese are wondering whether they ought to be concerned about a bright red kayak drifting towards them. Notice they are actual standing in the water there.
I paddled up to the north end of the pond where the water fowl really love to hang out. I could see a half-dozen or so cranes wading about by the reeds. It is extremely shallow here and my kayak got stuck in the silt several times. The cranes are quite skittish but not nearly as touchy as the herons. I took some pictures of the herons but, they didn’t come out.
I am fairly pleased with my pictures however, if you look at them, you’ll notice an eerie hue about the birds – especially around the color white. I believe this has to do with “chromatic aberration” from my camera lens. Unfortunately, there’s not much I can do about that for right now. Maybe I can try and save up for a better lens one day?