I rounded a curve in the pond and took this picture of the ducks starting off swimming. From this direction, the water has changed to reflecting cool blues, deep greens and charcoals from the sky and trees.
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.