A few days ago the grocery store featured a display of cherries.
So I bought a bag.
Yesterday, the idea of people watching around Lake Calhoun kept creeping into my head, but I ended up on Lake Vadnais instead. I trolled around in the car for a while and observed that everyone had fishing gear. The idea of portraiture rolled around, but it didn't feel quite right. A mama duck and her brood crossed the road, however, so I parked the car and walked back to find them. Acclimated to humans, they didn't flee when I sat down on the embankment a few feet from them. The snack of cherries--intended for myself--piqued their interest.
We conditioned each other. They learned that if they started to leave I'd toss them a few chunks of cherry, and I learned that they were just bluffing.
Ya gotta love their duck butts. It's so cool the way the water beads on their oily feathers.
Some time later, I strolled past a fisherman who saw the camera hanging from my shoulder.
"Catch any fish with that camera?"
"Nope. I saw some ducks, though." I paused, "You catch any fish with that pole?"
A grunt. "Nothin's bitin'."
A few minutes later, driving out of the park area, I watched a fellow on the side of the road reel in a little fish.
Gear: Nikon D90, Nikkor AFD 60mm f/2.8