17 February, 2010

Waterbirds at Kew

Waterbirds at Kew...

I've probably said this before, but landscape gardens like Kew aren't really my cuppa tea. However, many of the birds there are quite used to humans passing through daily, and so sometimes allow quite good views, which can in turn be good for photography.

The weather today has been brilliant, and so we went to Kew Gardens today to meet family. Of course, I couldn't go without the camera, and after a while of strolling around slightly boring man made gardens, I found a small lake, on which a load of waterbirds were feeding, making good subjects for a few shots...

Greylag Goose...

Mallard...


Coot fighting in the afternoon sunlight...

Bar-headed Goose; one of the exotic species kept in the park, very handsome birds, even if they aren't wild...

Moorhen...

There are a number of Crocuses in flower at the moment in the Gardens, and I took out the wide-angle lens for the following shot, with the temperate houses in the background...

3 comments:

Devil Birder said...

Some good photos here Billy. I like the new header by the way.

Fst0pped said...

The Greylag, Coot and Crocus all particularly impressive as photographs. Nice composition and good eye for the unusual. Not much of a fan of ornamental gardens myself but as someone who gets dragged round them by the girlfriend, I'm impressed with the pictures!

Billy D said...

Cheers for the comments David and Fstopped.