Walking on the lake shore, showing the characteristic long, lobed toes.

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Technique: Z 6 with 70-300 Nikkor lens used in DX (= APS-C) format at 450mm; 500 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Portrait v2 profile; Chew Valley Lake, south of Bristol; 5 May 2021.


  1. Coots are fun, so silly. We enjoyed seeing them in canals in the Netherlands, just like we see them in lakes over here. I’m trying not to bombard you with too many comments… 😉


    • Glad he gets to you! Yes we’re ok, and we’ve both had the two jabs but, quite simply, we both feel completely worn out and lacking in energy. Still, at last, an insider is starting to testify on just how ineptly our “government” has handled the pandemic. 🙂

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      • As ineptly as our previous one? Nobody beats that imbecile! Be well my friend. We too have been ‘jabbed’ twice. Tired at first but better now. Now it’s just old age fatigue. 🤦🏼‍♀️


        • I think “old age fatigue” says it very well and, in my case certainly, it has been significantly aided and abetted by the stresses and privations of keeping ourselves safe from the virus – it would have been much better if the virus had hit when I was 50 or 60 and had more energy!
          And yes, certainly, that imbecile. I hope that Biden does well and moves forward, as well as redressing the messes the imbecile caused. ATP xxxXXX!!! 💖


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