Here is the second water reflection photo today showing how the first painted water image changes with the duck flapping its wings and moving the water.
Today, a photo study in water reflections. On May 8th, I shared a photo of napping ducks I had taken at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. The pond they are in is round and I took many pictures of them as Blaine and I walked around it.
In just a few minutes, I caught shots as they slept, as they woke up and flapped their wings and then started to swim on the pond. I was snapping away taking pictures of the ducks and not really taking in the reflections and changing colors of the water that were there from the different directions of the shots.
It was amazing to open up the photos full screen size on the computer and see this lovely impressionistic painted landscape showing the blooming spring trees reflected in the water. I will post a couple more photos from that day later on today. One shows the difference to the painted water landscape when one duck begins flapping its wings.
This is a miniature I fell in love with long ago on a family vacation to Canada. Mr. Hedehog came home with me and has traveled with me through many moves and life changes. He is the smallest miniature in my collection. His original label shows he was made and hand painted in Scotland.
I learned Origami as a child. My uncle went to Japan and came home with a Japanese bride. She was so patient showing me as a young child the intricate folds and beautiful papers used in this wonderful art form. I was fascinated by having flat squares of paper transform before my eyes into a fox, balloon, fish, hat, crane and so many other items and animals.
The crane holds special significance. In the Japanese culture, the paper cranes have symbolism as wishes for good fortune, long life, and prosperity. They are given as wedding gifts and to newborns. Since it is thought that folding a thousand cranes will grant the folder a wish, some young girls will fold and give a thousand to a boy they admire.
My red crane is shared to wish all a good day today and good fortune in the days to come …
I could not resist this wildlife challenge theme. Have I got a fun bunny rabbit photo coming for you later today! Check back to see it and have a laugh.