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Reflection Tanks - Two Images for the Price of One - part 3 of 1 2 3

by Mike McNamee Published 01/12/2015

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With all your hard work complete it's time to start and enjoy the fruits of your labour. Baiting with suitable food for a few days previously is always a good idea, but do consider other opportunities. You will soon find that the water itself becomes an attraction in its self so be ready for those drinking and bathing shots. I have found that many species will use the water for bathing, but pigeons in particular are very keen to use your facilities. However, they do tend to leave a considerable amount of feather dust which will float on the surface and make it look like milk! Keep a piece of wood the same width as the tank to gently sweep the surface clear of leaves and any other bits that will fall in. As an afterthought I mention the weather, the wind can be a nuisance, ruffling the surface preventing a clear reflection. When the temperature drops, the water may freeze, but this may give you just another opportunity and one more dimension to your photography. Thereafter enjoy.


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