Picture of Moorhens in Leeds city centre.
A few days back I saw and photographed a moorhen and its chick on the old dock at Victoria Quays on the waterfront in Leeds city centre. Here is a better picture of the adult moorhen with its baby. When I was a boy we had a record, a 45 of The Ugly Duckling, I could not help but think of that song when looking at the young moorhen.
In the end I did not need the bigger lens to get a reasonable photograph, just needed to catch them nearer the waters edge.
This is just one of the nice things that Leeds has going for it as a city. I have written it before but its as true now as it was back then. I thought when I started this Leeds in Yorkshire daily photography site that I would struggle to find enough subjects for my camera. Sometimes I think now if anything there are perhaps too many things, places and people here in and around Leeds, my city here in the heart of Yorkshire.
The place in Leeds city centre where I took this photograph is:
Playing with water
6 hours ago