My Lady of the Lake

You can keep your noble Eagles and dashing Kingfishers, I’ve been enchanted by this beautiful female Hooded Merganser.

I fell in love with her the moment I saw her sitting on the shore shyly looking back at me.

Taking note of my presence, she merely turned her head to ensure I had seen her full beauty

I sensed from her noble look and slow, mannered retreat that this was truly my Lady of the Lake where her full beauty became even more obvious.

5 thoughts on “My Lady of the Lake”

  1. Beautiful shots, Loren. I’m assuming the water isn’t actually that metallic moss color? One morning recently, instead of walking in my neighborhood, I went to a local park and encountered a duck with her brood of new ducklings. I thought about you, wondering what photos you would have taken from that scene. (No, I didn’t think to take my camera!)

  2. Much of the water is nearly that color because of the dense forest surrounding the lake and the amount of algae in the water, but it does depend on what angle you look at it.

    Every single photo I took in the distance had that green color, and if I tried to make it look blue it distorted all the other colors in the photo.

  3. Your new friend reminds me of a girl I knew in high school. She was gorgeous and knew it! Sez she, “Sometimes I wish I looked like you instead of being so beautiful.” Oh?
    The pixie expression on Miss Merganser

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