OK I'm officially confused.
What's the deal here?
I read here somewhere how apparently ducks are crazy about popcorn. To see whether this would generate some nice photos I poured some corn in the popcorn maker while I made the dog's meal this evening and took the freshly popped corn with me when we went for a walk after the woofster had finished his dindins. Most ducks were snoozing on a nearby jetty but as soon as I started handling the plastic shopping bag I carried it in they hurried towards me. If I had known that in advance I would have made sure to have my camera ready. So with anticipation I threw in the still warm popcorn and..... they didn't eat it!
Now are these local ducks simply spoilt rotten or what? I didn't put any salt, sugar or butter on the popcorn to begin with but I kind of expected they wouldn't be this fussy. OK I prefer it with salt and butter too but I am only human. I am supposed to be fussy. But if I'm hungry I certainly wouldn't refuse to eat plain popcorn. Heck... I'm eating the stuff as I write this. Well someone has to.
So what's the secret? What ingredient should I add to make them go wild?
Now I basically only got this photo of a one legged duck snooze fest that I shot one minute before 'the great popcorn debacle of 2008'.
They are a different bunch of ducks.
1/120 - f/4.5 - ISO 200 - EV-0.33
And In the absence of any 'wild ducks' I'll throw this one in for good measure. I shot it returning from the walk (with a bag of popcorn)
. It's the neighbour's cat sitting in one of his favourite spots on the cover of a small boat on a trailer on my driveway. He kept an eye on the dog but he knows he's safe up there.
1/58 - f/3.5 - ISO 200 - 60mm - EV-0.33
Shot in (super)macro mode. If you look closely even at this reduced size you can see the reflection of the camera and my hands in his eyes. Oh and the reddish cheek and eyebrow is because of the reflected light. It's a red boat.
Now I'm going to add a little flavour to this popcorn..... And I think the dog wants to go for his late night walk....
When in doubt..... Press the shutter.