Duck!!

Posted: 25th April 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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We hope everyone has or is still enjoying their Easter long weekend, we sure did!  After a few days away from The Hollow ourselves, we’re happy to be back here at our blog today.  We’ve got a few images to share with you of my foray into Beacon Hill Park the other day, here in Victoria BC.  I went specifically to test and learn about our new 50mm prime lens.  We have a few new images of wildlife and an artifact in the park to share, so let’s get started!

Duck - Beacon Hill Park, Victoria BC Canada

Duck - Beacon Hill Park, Victoria BC Canada

This lil’ feller let me get real close to him, after a fashion.  I kept inching closer and closer, grabbing the odd shot as I went, and this was the closest image I could grab before he got up all indignant like and waddled away from me.  Imagine that, a duck scared of a Toad.

Duck - Beacon Hill Park, Victoria BC Canada

Duck - Beacon Hill Park, Victoria BC Canada

More ducks.  This pair is waiting for spring, they look real cold to me.  We’ve had a pretty cold and damp winter here, so everyone is very ready for spring now.  Including this pair of cold ducks.

Duck - Beacon Hill Park, Victoria BC Canada

Duck - Beacon Hill Park, Victoria BC Canada

For some unbeknown reason this duck thought I was a Toad with a grill or something.  He looked real worried.  Needless to say, I had no grill, the duck is fine.  I way prefer BBQ fly any day of the week, myself.

Engraved Stone - Beacon Hill Park, Victoria BC Canada

Engraved Stone - Beacon Hill Park, Victoria BC Canada

This is a commemorative engraved stone in the park. This shot really shows off the lovely focal depth and crisp, sharp clarity you can get with a good 50mm prime lens. I have no clue as to who this fellow is, but he sure made an impression on Victorians; there aren’t many of these types of artifacts in the park, so suffice it to say that George Fraser was an integral part of the formation and maintenance of Beacon Hill Park. Three cheers for George!!

Many thanks for your visit today, we sure do appreciate that!  Please feel free to leave us some comments as we love to hear from our visitors!




  1. avatar Ryan Sexton says:

    The fact you mentioned the grill means you were thinking about it lol. Nice series, I like the first one best.

    • Thanks Ryan! I would never BBQ a duck my friend! OK, well, it did cross my mind quickly but then I saw a fly out of the corner of my eye, so had to hop after that!!… LOL Thanks so much for your visit and great comments today my friend!

  2. It looks like you’ve mastered the new lens! Beautiful DOF and color. I’m not even going to discuss the grill – bad Toad!

  3. avatar A.Barlow says:

    First thing I thought of was.. duck, duck, goose! Nice shots man. Gotta love those 50 primes!

  4. avatar mindymilburn says:

    Love the composition of the engraved stone shot, great DOF!!

  5. Great shots with the 50mm prime Toad! Love the detail!

  6. avatar Tom Baker says:

    Ha very well done TH. The last one is super.

  7. avatar Jim Denham says:

    Love that bokeh! Good stuff Toads!

  8. avatar Jerry Denham says:

    Love the use of the 50mm Toad. Really get a kick out of your descriptions as well. Great photography and entertaining dialogue. Nice work!

  9. avatar Chris Nitz says:

    Fantastic DoF on that last shot Toad! Glad to see that 50 making a hit!