No series about nature in Warsaw would be complete without ducks. They’re everywhere: waddling round the ice on the bottom of their pond in Park Morskie Oko, looking a bit bemused; strolling in Łazienki, accepting the tribute of food from children’s hands; sailing around lakes foraging for their own food. They all look plump – or are they just plumped up against the cold? This dapper fellow in the park at Pruszków was quite happy to pose, giving me unprecedented photographic access to his iridescent green head, his sparkling white collar, his dashing indigo wing-bar and his pinky-orange feet.
His two colleagues weren’t quite so obliging. They required J’s eagle eye to spot them in Park Morskie Oko on the way back from preschool and the daily shop: I was too busy paying my respects to the willows and their reflections. With a bit of zoom and crop, I captured the colourful intricate origami of his shape and her more subtle patterning.
This is my contribution to the 7 day nature challenge begun by Ulli. Thank you for passing the challenge on, Gilly.