I love to take pictures of our local wildlife and my dog Badger Boo, but animals can be very hard to photograph, as anyone who has tried will know.
On a recent walk I decided to take some pictures of a mother swan and her grown up cygnet. The cygnet wasn't too keen on this, which resulted in him swimming towards me rather aggressively.
As I had the dog with me, I took the hint and moved back and used the zoom. Soon enough they calmed down and started behaving naturally. I loved the shape they made when preening their feathers so decided to aim for this type of picture. I took many out of focus ones like below.
I did eventually get what I consider the perfect shot, which I posted as my Photo of The Week titled "Elegance"
I also wanted a picture of Badger Boo gazing across the lake for his latest blog entry, this was a lot harder to achieve. All he wanted to do was jump in and go for a swim, which I don't allow him to do at this location due to the abundance of various ducks, geese and fishermen.
I took many pictures similar to those below of his backside poking up as he tried to jump in at various locations around the lake.
These are just a few of my photo flops taken this weekend whilst walking around Broadwater Lake with Himself and Badger Boo.