Sunday, February 04, 2007

Poetry In Motion

Water off a duck's head. Mt. Trashmore Park. (Rebel)
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"Everything is energy in motion." ~ Pir Vilyat Inayat Khan
"In motion be like water... at rest, like a mirror. resound like the echo; be subtle, as though nonexistent." ~ Tao Proverb
Subtlety is not this white duck's forte. Smaller than the white geese, but larger than the mallards, these lovely creatures are in constant motion in the water and out. It was getting colder by the minute, a cold front blowing in from the northwest and the wind picking up; yet the ducks splished and splashed as if it were a balmy 75 degrees with little "quack-quack-quack-quack-quacks" filling the air. They kept dipping their heads under the water, sometimes submerging their whole bodies. I love the way the water rolls off their backs, or in this instance, his head and the motion is frozen; captured in a moment of time, ice-like and yet still so very fluid.

Submission for SeeItSunday topic "motion". (end of post)

PS: Yes, I used the new 70 - 300 Canon EF lens with image stabilization for this one Vicki. It will likely be my primary lens. This may be the first in a series of water shots.

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