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There were so many fish!

There were so many fish. by Webminkette
There were so many fish., a photo by Webminkette on Flickr.

This is just a few of the many fish in the pond at Hillier’s Gardens.

It was such a very bright day that I could not see the image on the view finder. However, the shot was worth the risk because there were so many fish that I could not work out how I could fail to capture some of them on the photo.

Usually, I find fish hard to take photos of. By the time the shutter has responded to being pressed the fish have moved and ruined a well set up picture. This one was not well set up, I blindly held the camera high above the water and pressed the button (unable to see anything.)

My instincts were correct! When the photos were transferred to the computer, there were the shoals of fish. I hope you enjoy this image; better still, go and see them for yourself.

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I’m thinking Monet…

I'm thinking Monet... by Webminkette
I’m thinking Monet…, a photo by Webminkette on Flickr.

This beautiful pond is part of the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens near Romsey. Best known for its arboretum, it has many interesting nooks and spaces.

The pond is home to a vast number of orange/brown fish, ranging in size from small to massive. They can be coaxed out, from under the lilly-pads, with bread crumbs. Groups of excited children stare with fascination at the teeming hoards.

There is a spacious cafe in the relatively modern buildings which offers welcome refreshment after a stroll around the grounds.

Currently, the grounds are show-casing a varied collection of sculptures which add to the enjoyment of a visit.

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