Rainbow Over Pond & Trees
Dominick Lofino Park, Beavercreek, Ohio
"You were looking, but did you really see?"
What a special end to the day. Hours upon hours spent photographing waterfowl, both ducks and geese. With enough persistence I nabbed some simple portraits as well as many in flight images. If there's one location that gets me out of my introverted comfort zone, it is here. The rather small pond mixed in with the always busy walking paths around it means people are always here and on the move. A few times they happened to startle a duck or heron I was waiting patiently on. Couple this with me walking around with a very large lens strapped go my chest like a soldier. I look a little out of place to say the least.
The early afternoon gave a bright sun that I had to work with. The clouds rolled in every now and then delivering a slight drizzle. Fortunately this did not stop me as I simply waited it out under the shelter gazebos conveniently placed around the pond. On and off this went for several hours. Nature photographers end up learning they simply have to work with the weather in tandem. After some sun showers it became pretty clear a beautiful sunset may occur. What I didn't expect was for there to be a rainbow.
Along with this image of the treeline surrounding the park, I managed some captures of Mallard Ducks in flight with this rainbow in the background. There is nothing I love more than getting different results from the norm. It goes to show I easily could've stayed home that day or packed it up after rainfall began. While I certainly have entire days spent working on the computer, none of this would be achieved without getting out there.
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