It is summer, so we do like to sit in a shady park, especially our local park, right by the river. The day was hot, but it didn't feel like it as we enjoyed gentle breezes that stirred under the trees by the water.
We were joined by Bob and Barb. I did get a pic of Bob. I overexposed because his face was in shadow against the bright sky. That blew the sky out, but I don't mind the effect at all.
I find Bob photogenic in the sense that his visage is interesting and full of character, but I didn't get the camera out to photograph Bob. Naw, it was to photograph the brood of ducks that started on the far bank and swam a little closer.
They didn't look like mallards to me, which are about the only ducks that we see here. At that distance, however, I couldn't tell what they were, so I got my camera and telephoto lens from the car and saw that there were mergansers. There are 14 in the picture. There might have even been a few outside the flotilla, but I can't remember. Fourteen is a heckuva lot for ducks that are not common hereabouts.
|The chair makes fishing easier but paddling harder|