Jaroslavice Castle

Recently, I embarked on a captivating journey to Jaroslavice, a quaint town nestled in South Moravia, near the enchanting Austrian border. My primary destination was the remarkable Jaroslavice Castle, a historical gem that beckoned with tales of bygone eras and architectural splendour. The purpose of my visit extended beyond merely exploring the castle; I sought to immerse myself in the serene ambiance by taking a leisurely stroll around the adjacent pond, adding a touch of tranquillity to my experience.

Birds by the pond

Capturing a bird in flight is no easy feat. It requires a camera with a reliable tracking system, or at least one that is fast and has a long lens. Additionally, you need a flying bird that is flying close enough and not too fast. If the bird is flying too far away, some details may be lost in the shot.

Luckily, I found a place by one of Lednice's ponds where many birds had gathered, and some were taking to the skies. Others stayed on the water, creating a beautiful and serene scene.

Lednice pond duck and swans

Over the weekend, I found myself chasing birds around the picturesque Lednice ponds. While some might find this activity odd or even foolish, I had my reasons for doing so. For starters, I needed to get some exercise for my stiff knee and what better way to do so than in the fresh air and open spaces of the great outdoors?

Of course, it wasn't just about exercise for me. As an avid photographer, I was also keen to capture some stunning images of the local wildlife. And what better subjects than the graceful swans and colourful ducks that call the Lednice ponds their home?

Ducks at Tovacov pond

Tovacov pond is a picturesque and tranquil place located in the heart of nature. An integral part of it is the ducks that attract not only local residents but also visitors from the surrounding area. These charming birds not only contribute to the serenity and pleasant atmosphere of the pond but also provide a unique opportunity for photography.