After a busy two and a half days two weekends ago, I decided that this past weekend was going to be a quiet one barring any big special occassions that I had forgotten. Luckily, there were no special occasions and I was able to get away with only partying one night for the weekend. So on sunny Saturday I decided to head down to the Harbourfront to shoot some photos. It is most definitely a hobby, and I only have a ‘point & shoot’er… so it’s not like my pictures are fit to print, but they make me happy nonetheless.
On my way back to the parking lot, I spotted two ducks sleeping on a water feature located just outside a condo building on the north west corner of York Street & Queen’s Quay West. I stopped to take a few shots, and after a couple of seconds… the more colourful of the two (sorry, I’m not going to pretend to know duck varieties), woke up, shook the sleep off his feathers, and started swimming over. I got quite a number of photographs of the little guy but only a few made it to my photostream. Keep in mind that none of my photos were taken using any zoom whatsoever… he was that close to me. I could’ve petted him if I wanted to but I didn’t think he would like that, so I left him alone and just kept clicking.
Anyway, after I had been snapping photos for about three or four minutes and he just kept swimming around me, showing off… trying to seduce me (or something). Flickr video popped into my head, and I quickly switched my camera to video capture. I got about two and a half minutes of video. Two and a half minutes of this cutie, just swimming around like I’m his best friend. He eventually went away when a big crowd of people came over and started being extremely loud (unfortunately, kids were involved hence the loudness) I cut down the video for a few reasons: my annoying voice kind of ruins the serenity of the video and also it was two and a half minutes… so it was quite long.
I was excited at the chance to try Flickr video. Unfortunately, the only video editor I have is Microsoft Movie Maker, and it made my very clear, very serene video look like ass… but I still wanted to post this superstar up. Hope you enjoyed it!