Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

A Visit to the Pond

Last week I published a few photos on a nearby pond. The discovery of a pair of mallard ducks that had made this pond their nesting and summer residence encouraged me to come back to see if I could capture them with my Canon movie camera. Here is the video composition with music from Grieg Peer Gynt Suite no. 1 op. 46 (Morning Mood). Enjoy.

20 comments

  1. Labby · April 21

    Hallo Peter, ein schönes Video und die Musik so passend. Liebe Grüße Wolfgang

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    • Peter Klopp · April 23

      Ja, die klassische Musik von Grieg ist in der Tat die richtige Begleitung. Danke, lieber Wolfgang!

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  2. Amy · April 21

    I love how the male starts out in the lead, but then the female takes over! Great video, and the Grieg is the perfect accompaniment.

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    • Peter Klopp · April 23

      Perhap the mallard ducks can teach us a few things. Nature contains so many lessons that we humans so often ignore.

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  3. Stella, oh, Stella · April 21

    I am with Amy on both counts!
    The ducks have a perfect spot there!

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  4. Pure Glory · April 21

    Peter, what a wonderful video! I’m sure you and Biene will come back to enjoy the spot. Ha a blessed day!

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    • Peter Klopp · April 23

      We are waiting for the ducklings to show up soon. Then perhaps I will make another video.

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  5. crowcanyonjournal · April 21

    Very nice, Peter!

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  6. kopfundgestalt · April 22

    Beautiful!
    I usually dont Listen to classic Music except grieg and a few others.
    Visited his home some years ago.

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  7. Steve Gingold · April 22

    That is a great pairing with your video of the mallard couple. Idyllic.

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  8. Steve Schwartzman · April 22

    Cattails gone to seed are always appealing. I see the German word is Rohrkolben, which seems to be ‘tube piston.’

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    • Peter Klopp · April 23

      Hurray! I learned a new German word.

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      • Steve Schwartzman · April 23

        Isn’t that a word you’d have known while growing up in Germany?
        I guess the piston (Kolben) is the compact seed head before the release of seeds, and the pipe or tube (Rohr) is the stem. In contrast, English cattail refers to the fluffy stage of the seed head.

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      • Peter Klopp · April 25

        Only the individual parts of the word Rohrkolben were known to me. I must admit that I like the English word better.

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      • Steve Schwartzman · April 27

        From now on, whenever you write or speak German, you can start using Katzenschwanz or Katzenpelz and see if they catch on.

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      • Peter Klopp · April 27

        Haha! Great suggestion, Steve!

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  9. shoreacres · April 22

    Quite a nice video, Peter. I’ve never thought of it before, but the sound of an oboe is vaguely reminiscent of certain mallard quacks!

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