F/5.6, 1/500, ISO 360.
Father: Why did you get such a low score in that exam?
Father: You were absent on the day of the exam?
Son: No but the boy who sits next to me was!
Interesting Fact: Although it swims like a duck, the American Coot does not have webbed feet like a duck. Instead, each one of the coot’s long toes has broad lobes of skin that help it kick through the water. The broad lobes fold back each time the bird lifts its foot, so it doesn’t impede walking on dry land, though it supports the bird’s weight on mucky ground. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Coot/lifehistory )
The interesting fact today was very interesting!
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love the patterns on the water surface too!
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A great photo and a good joke always makes your posts interesting.
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We had a large retention pond at the office of my last employer. Coots made a daily stop. It was pretty amazing how they acted when bald eagles came a hunting. They’d race for the reeds and grasses to hide.
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