I turned the focus beep off on my camera but the clunk of the shutter didn't make it any more comfortable for Duck or myself, being in such close proximity to one another. I had visions of getting attacked by a duck for getting too close - we've all seen versions of those home movies. When it got up and hissed I decided to take my leave.
The Serpentine Fen Bird Sanctuary in Surrey was a great place with cooperative photogenic ducks to try out my new lens, the Canon 70-200mm f4. Not that the kit lens that came with my Rebel T1i isn't good, but now I can take photos of things more than an arm's length in front of me. It's very exciting.