Garden Reflection Pool - Lockdown Project

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Peter345
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Since we've been locked down indoors at the weekends recently I thought it would be a good time to build myself a reflection pool in the garden. These are the results so far...

ImageGoldfinch Reflections by Peter Starling, on Flickr

ImageHouse Sparrow and Greenfinch by Peter Starling, on Flickr

ImageGoldfinch Reflections by Peter Starling, on Flickr

ImageGoldfinch Reflections by Peter Starling, on Flickr

ImageHouse Sparrow by Peter Starling, on Flickr

ImageJuvenile House Sparrow by Peter Starling, on Flickr

ImageHouse Sparrow by Peter Starling, on Flickr

ImageReflections of a Greenfinch by Peter Starling, on Flickr

ImageGoldfinch Reflections by Peter Starling, on Flickr

ImageJuvenile Goldfinch by Peter Starling, on Flickr

Lots more on my Flickr site if anyone's vaguely interested!

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Like these a lot - the last one is my favourite :clap:
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lovely set thanks for sharing
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Great set of reflections - tfs.

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Love these. Can you show us the pool you built too?
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Stunningly delightful. Work has paid off.
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What a great idea, wish i'd thought of it 10 weeks ago! Great results too.

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Thanks for the comments everyone.

Here's the pool. It's pretty crude, just knocked up from some CLS and other off-cuts I had in the garage, with black plastic to line it. Needs a clean out now. Oh and I think the grass might need cutting again!
The camera's on a tripod in the conservatory, and most of the photos here were taken with a remote.

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Here's the latest from the reflection pool - a robin and a blue tit enjoying the pool together...

ImageRobin and Blue Tit on my Garden Reflection Pool by Peter Starling, on Flickr

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What a good idea and very effective, did you sit outside waiting or set the camera up and use a trigger release to get them ?
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RRconway wrote:
Wed 24 Jun 2020, 7:26 am
What a good idea and very effective, did you sit outside waiting or set the camera up and use a trigger release to get them ?
Thanks. Mostly they were taken remotely, with the camera on a tripod in the conservatory. Lately I've been trying being more hands on with the camera to get some perched photos on strategically placed branches...

ImageJuvenile Goldfinch by Peter Starling, on Flickr

ImageRobin in the Garden by Peter Starling, on Flickr

A massive crop but here's a wasp enjoying a drink at the pool...
ImageWasp on my garden reflection pool by Peter Starling, on Flickr

Aaand of course the most common bird in the garden...
ImageWood Pigeon Taking a Bath by Peter Starling, on Flickr

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Peter345 wrote:
Tue 23 Jun 2020, 8:10 pm
Here's the latest from the reflection pool - a robin and a blue tit enjoying the pool together...

ImageRobin and Blue Tit on my Garden Reflection Pool by Peter Starling, on Flickr

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Erithaca rubikscuba and Cyanistes squareruleus if I'm not mistaken. Unusual capture to get both together, migrants from Denmark perhaps? :wink:
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You've got to be pulling my leg-o
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To me they both look quite scared of the water. In fact I think they're bricking it.

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