A swim in the sun with Mom
I wonder what Mom and Dad are discussing?
What happened to the last two months and eight days???!!! I blame it on Winter and the fact that I am only now recovering from it :-) I have a lot of catching up to do! Despite my absence, several of my lovely blog friends have checked in and left comments on my last post, and I can't tell you how much that means to me!!!
During the month of May we actually had some gorgeous days here in my little patch of the Pacific Northwest. What a difference some sunshine and warmer temperatures make! Whenever the sun's out, I'm usually out with my camera :-)
One of the things I looked forward to all winter was visiting Dawson Creek Park in the Spring and seeing the baby ducks and geese! So far, it looks like three broods (is that the correct term?) of both ducklings and goslings have hatched in the past few weeks. I'm sure more will be hatching soon!
The park is my favorite place to take pictures right now, especially since it's only five minutes away from my condo. I have to check up on the babies a couple of times a week! The first brood of goslings is almost full grown!
For both images, I made some basic edits in Adobe Camera Raw before opening them in Photoshop. You wouldn't know it if I didn't tell you, but I did a lot of healing and patching and cloning to make both of these photos presentable. There was a lot of gunk in the water with the ducks and a lot of you-know-what on the grass around the geese. Let's just say I have to watch where I step :-)
I gave up on shooting only in Manual. I'm trying out different modes--even Auto--as well as settings and lenses, and I'm having more fun again! I actually used my Canon Powershot G11 to take these pictures. I have lots more photos from the park to process, as well as some from a Google Plus Photowalk that I went on in April! I hope it won't take me another two months :-)
I hope you're having a lovely Spring! I'd love to hear what you've been up to :-)
P.S. You might have noticed that I gave my blog a bit of a makeover! I'm working on a tutorial about how to make round images in case anyone would like to know!