I went for a walk in the afternoon at the lake of Pikku-Vesijärvi after visiting a cat show. While I was searching for some more interesting to capture this winter, I end up observing a group of ducks and then wondered how they survive in a freezing cold day like that day (January 20, 2013). Since it was a very cold late afternoon and I didn’t have the proper attire to stay out that long, I only stayed less than 10 minutes. By the time I was about to leave, I saw this moment. I quickly grabbed my camera, crouched and then took the shot.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | April 17
Award Score: 69 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 17, Style 13, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Wildlife Photography
Photograph Location: Lahti | Finland
Photographer: Gino Franco Velasco (Lahti, Finland) Registered
Gino Franco Velasco was born in the Philippines and lives now in Finland. He is a versatile Software Engineer while currently fulfilling his passion into Design. He loves photography, animals, sharing and helping other people. During his stay in Japan for some years and after observing the wonderful scenery of the country, his interest into photography started. While fascinated with the aesthetic nature of Japan, he began doing nature photography as a start. Though photography is only one of his hobby, he is always keen to capture lovely and treasured moments of a person. He is hoping to learn a lot from other prestigious photographers.