Friday, 18 July 2008

A Last Minute Find!

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek


Not long ago on a Saturday, Harry and I used our bus passes and went a long journey! We arrived at a suitable place to take photos. Well I wanted to take photos and Harry was happy to just be there and admire the scenery.
Well, I was happy as a sand boy snapping this, that and the other, when all of a sudden my camera jammed. The zoom wouldn't go in or out and that left the lens open, which I gather is not a good thing. I found a camera shop and explained what had happened. They examined it and took out the battery and the zoom snapped shut. I had got a flat battery. Feeling rather foolish, I thanked them and was a bit annoyed that there was so much to photograph and my camera was dead! Blast!

"Never mind," Harry said, "We can come again next weekend when the camera is all charged up." I thought that was a good idea and that was exactly what we did.
Only this time it was raining! Not possible to take all the lovely photos! Oh well might as well go into the shops and look through the second hand book stalls out of the rain. I bought a book and when we were on our way home we passed a stream and I felt something had moved on the edge of my vision. I went to investigate and saw baby ducklings. They seemed to be on their own. Then I looked closer and saw the mother with about six babies. She let me get quite close and I zoomed right in and took the photo. I felt that was worth waiting for. 

Harry and I will try another weekend and see what else we can snap when the weather is better.
We might even be able to take photos of the ducklings when they are bigger, if they are still there.

This is my true story and photo produced for Photostory Friday, hosted by Cicely and MamaGeek.

24 comments:

scrappysue said...

what a great story AND pic!

Lindsay said...

How perfectly sweet!

Indrani said...

I too learned the hard way, better to carry spare batteries. The shot is simply beautiful.

Head Gaggler said...

Oooh I love baby birds. They are tooo cute! Great shot.

Alexandria said...

Awwww such a cute picture! I love baby ducks.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Very frustrating when the battery goes down and you really want to take that photo. Lovely photo of the ducks though!

CJ xx

The Apron Queen said...

Love the Mama duck. And I can relate to your story. I once called the electrician because the dishwasher would not work. Turns out it was a simple blown fuse. He charged me $80 for the service call to put ina fuse thta cost pennies. Argh! :)

Stop by for our latest adventure: http://anapronaday.blogspot.com/2008/07/moody-gardens-in-galveston-texas.html

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Fun outings and the ducks a bonus!

Retiredandcrazy said...

There is an upside to getting to our age and a bus pass is one of them. Sorry about the battery problem.

Killlashandra said...

Cute picture! Baby duckies are too adorable. :)

Peter said...

A lovely photo, Maggie! It always seems to be these unexpected finds that turn out to be the best! how very kind of the mother duck to let you in so close!

Peter

cheshire wife said...

We have ducks on the pond at the end of our garden. You can come and take photos any time but we are a good one mile walk from the nearest bus stop.

Minnesotablue said...

My husband habitually runs out of batteries and since he does the pictures I never look. Great picture.

Sandi McBride said...

The picture you did capture is just about the best I could hope for! So it's not all bad...hope the little family is still there so we can see how the babies have grown!
Sandi

Ryanne said...

the ducklings made the trip worth it in m yeyes...it is a very cute picture!

Suburbia said...

Isn't that just always the way! Still you got great photos of the ducklings :)

david mcmahon said...

Been there, done that, Maggie! I always have a spare set of batteries, just in case!

GoneBackSouth said...

Lovely shot of the ducklings - worth going back for!

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Oh, these ducklings are absolutely adorable!!

Isn't it awful when your camera doesn't co operate? Maddening!

Carolyn said...

You've just reminded me to buy a spare battery pack. How frustrating to be in such a photo-rich place with no working camera. Grrrrrr.

Wonderful shot of the ducklings though!

® ♫ The Brit ♪ ® said...

Such a wonderful text and a beautiful photo of the so cute ducklings!!!!!
You were so lucky to be in the right place at the right time! This very rarely happens with me, either that or I see something fantastic and don't have my camera!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!

Toni said...

What an exciting adventure! Thanks for the visit and comment!

CrazyCath said...

What a wonderful story! We often find our best shots when we least expect it. Who would have thought on such a rainy day that you would get such a fantastic shot? Great post.

Jeni said...

Well, it may have been a last minute find but it sure was a good one! Such a pretty photo of the mother duck and little ones. How they blend in with their surroundings too -amazing, isn't it?
Also -loved your post about you and your brother and the concert.