Friday, January 8, 2010

Christmas Quacker?

I'm thinking of making mallards the subject of one of my Christmas cards next year and so I drove up to Fridaythorpe yesterday to take some pictures on the frozen pond.
It's ideal weather for photographing them, not just because the white scenery is what you need for a Christmas card, but also because the pond is frozen and so you can see their feet. Usually the ducks are bobbing on the water and you have to wait for them to come out to get a good picture of their legs!

I won't actually begin painting the picture until the summer, which will feel odd at that time, but I need to get the pictures now whilst I can and then of course I'll have all that time to get the perfect pose and work on the composition!

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