Helix Park is an outdoor visitors centre just outside of Falkirk & forms part of the Kelpies attraction. The Park is a very open area with a kids playpark, café, plenty of bike parking & two very large ponds. Both ponds are frequented by a variety of water birds: Swans, ducks, coots, geese & gulls, to mention but a few.
This sequence of shots was taken on our recent ride to the Kelpies. We stopped at Helix Park on the way; this has two large ponds, one manmade & the other more natural. Whilst at the first, I was busy getting some close-ups of the plethora of ducks & swans when my wife shouted that a swan was coming in to land. Still at max zoom on my 18-300mm lens I span round to try & catch the swan in flight (they always seem to fly when I’m looking the other way 😂). I managed to get it in the lens & snapped a quick shot whilst panning rapidly with it.