Baby Ducks

“Kids must spend half their lives throwing things at the ducks in Regent’s Park. How come he managed to pick a duck that pathetic?”
― Nick Hornby, About a Boy

Huffhines Park Richardsion, Texas (click to enlarge)

Huffhines Park
Richardsion, Texas
(click to enlarge)

I have a list of goals that I work towards. One of those goals was to buy a new camera. My old one was good, but getting long in the tooth. There have been a lot of advances in sensor technology in the last few years. I have been saving since the middle of 2015 and finally crabbed together enough to buy a Nikon D3300 (thanks to everyone that helped).

Learning to use a new camera, especially a new DSLR, is more of a daunting task than you would think. Everything becomes so instinctive it’s like starting out all over again. The sharper images in the new camera are a lot less forgiving – every error is magnified.

So I take bags of old moldy bread out to the ponds and creek behind my house to attract the semi-wild life there and practice. I’ll have more than a few photos of ducks for a while.

Sorry.

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2 responses to “Baby Ducks

  1. Nice shot, Bill! I don’t know what time of day you shot this, but you did well not to get over-exposure from the blazing TX sun. I bought a D3300 about a month ago and am still learning the ropes. I’d like to do a photo walk one day and pick your brain about what you’ve learned (she said selfishly). 🙂

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