Just down the road from where we were staying in Wanganui is Victoria Lake. As with my city based parks it contains a large selection of waterfowl that are not scared of people. Why would they when on a daily basis these two legged creatures show up with food.
Now all of my friends know that I do not traditionally shoot birds, so I decided to test my ability to capture them. I put my 70-200mm lens on the camera but rather than try to capture traditional shots like the one below.
I decided that I wanted to produce more portrait types shots and get in quite close to them. The technique was working brilliantly until the battery in the camera died.