At the cost of my much-needed sleep I was aroused early this morning because the subject(s) of today's blog entry were marching across the yard. Before I could open my eyes properly I had to fiddle with the lens and camera settings - good thing I can almost do that by braille now. I knew enough to have the lens set to AF, because my eyes were still on manual focus which wasn't functional yet.
Despite that, I sneaked around the side of the house and managed to make a few photos. As I quietly came around the corner to my neighbour's driveway and prepared to get a few good closeups, the neighbour's dog started barking hysterically - and that marked the end of my stalking. I think I need to go to bed earlier - just in case.
(all photos made with a 70-200mm lens, at f8, 1/60 sec, ISO200)
the 'ugly' ducklings
the Muscovys waddling along, seconds before they were forced to make an emergency takeoff