Prompted by this article in our local newspaper (Leep of Faith) and a recent post by BreathofGreenAir, I went in search of autumnal salmon jumping the weir beneath Hexham Bridge. They are an impressive if fleeting site and very difficult to capture on film – a few brown bears would have made things easier but these are few and far between in deepest Northumberland. In the end I gave up and settled for this darn duck, fresh from paddling in the Tyne – oranges anyone?
Is this Duck Berry, doing his infamous duck walk? (if you are impatient, jump to 1 minute 19 seconds).
He/she is just the cutest thing! Love those orange feeteez!
He is a charmer – such nice shoes 🙂
I like the duck. You caught him/her in mid-strut. 😉
Pure luck with a duck 😀 – it is the male of the species, a mallard – the female is very dull by comparison http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mallard
You have to love those feet.
You do – must be impossible to get shoes to fit 🙂
Love the marching ducks….the salmon are so hard to capture though 🙂
Almost impossible – I am even more impressed with your results now that I have tried (and failed 😦 )
Lovely post, Robin!
Gotta love Chuck Berry and his style (and music)! I was a big fan when I was a kid :))
Many thanks Malin. CB was a gifted original – did you notice the smartly dressed (!) Keith Richards playing in the background.
Yes, I noticed him :))
❤ Chuck Berry, yesss! 🙂 OMG, quelle légende! 😉
Who could forget his magnificent canard à pied 🙂 ❤
The image is a good consolation prize, since you weren’t able to capture a salmon doing its thing. He has a lot of personality! 🙂
Thanks Cindi – I put the camera on the floor, fired a few frames and got lucky 🙂
(actually his beak is just out of focus – not much depth of field on a very dull day). These guys are used to getting fed – hence their innate curiosity.
what a perfect timing and perspective 🙂
Thanks Joshi – mostly down to dumb luck 😉
Love the juxtaposition between the duck in mid-strut and Master Chuck doing his unforgettable dance work!
Many thanks Meg – they are both stars 🙂
Thanks for the smile, Robin 🙂
‘Tis a pleasure Jo – trust you had a great time in Portugal – you lucky lady 🙂
It was wonderful, Robin, thanks. Suffering post Portugal blues already 🙂
Amazing picture and I like the music!
Many thanks – I just got lucky 🙂