This morning

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I stopped to drink in the scenery when I reached the river and this mother and her ducklings paddled past. Just after taking this shot a seal popped its nose above the surface for a couple of breaths, but not staying long enough for me to get a good shot.


Silhouetted swimmers
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There are several duck families along the river at the moment. This is currently one of the more successful mothers: when I noticed them swimming away from me towards Snipe Island there were six ducklings, then I spotted a seventh trailing well behind. I assume the tardy chick is also the one missing from the photo.


Family preening session
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Sometimes I see something which I know should make a good photo but I just can't seem to get it right. This is the fifth attempt at a picture of this particular hawthorn and I'm still not entirely happy with it, but it's the best so far. The problem is, I don't know exactly what's wrong, it just doesn't feel quite right.


Hawthorn by the leat
by Phil Gayton, on Flickr