Sunday, September 27, 2009


Today we went into Kyoto, to the confluence of the Kamogawa and Takanogawa rivers. My sons wanted to paddle about in the river and try to catch some fish and I wanted to try taking some photos with  my new 50mm f1.8 lens to see what I could do with the small depth of field. While the boys caught a lot of small freshwater shrimp I saw a Great Egret fishing upstream temporarily gave up on the 50mm lens and switched to the 90-300mm. I am not sure what it has caught in the first shot, it does not look like a fish maybe a crayfish.

The Egret continued up and down the river seemingly oblivious to all the people paddling nearby.

After the Egret had gone I did try a shot with the 50mm lens of the stepping stones across the river. Several of these are turlte shaped.

When we were having lunch, one of the many pigeons stopped nearby on a bench.

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