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Went to the duck pond with my husband and son this afternoon. Thought I might get some nice wildlife shots as Stephenstown Pond is home to moorhens, swans, mallards and other ducks. But other people had the same idea, the ducks were stuffed (pardon the pun) and, ignoring the bread being thrown in the water for them, were hiding in the reeds and overhanging willows. Only the seagulls showed any interest in the offerings from the Sunday visitors.
We had coffee in the old cottage which was once the home of Agnes Galt, sister of the famous Scottish poet Robbie Burns.

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Kerry Tingley03-Oct-2009 06:16
The flower was a beauty Mairead.
January Grey03-Oct-2009 03:50
Well, at least you found a pretty flower! Gorgeous color & light, Mairead. Beautiful shot! V~
DeMorcan03-Oct-2009 03:30
a most attractive combination of color and DoF
Valene03-Oct-2009 01:12
I agree with Lynn. This is one of your best! V
Kevin Chester02-Oct-2009 23:36
Great substitute for ducks. trouble is in 3 months from now they wil be scarambling for every crum, and then you will just feel guilty. I guess thats life for Mr pond duck. Great colours in this shot. I like it a lot V
pkocinski02-Oct-2009 22:47
This is just gorgeous! Great job on this image.
LynnH02-Oct-2009 21:57
This is one of your best, Mairead. Beautiful color. Wow!! Big V
Máire Uí Mhaicín02-Oct-2009 21:13
Lovely image, and I never knew about Agnes Galt.
Betty Vlasiu02-Oct-2009 20:26
Nice use of the dark background.v
Cathryn Gallacher02-Oct-2009 19:59
Excellent flower image!
Ann...02-Oct-2009 19:56
And you took this superb photo.... the clarity and detail leave me lost for words!
Johnny JAG02-Oct-2009 19:47
That's very pretty, love the colour and composition.
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