McQuillan Lake, Alberta

So many times I hear photographers tell me they have to travel a long ways to find an interesting place to take pictures.  While this is true in some cases such as if you’re looking for specific hummingbirds, polar bears, or African animals but there are lots of amazing places close to Lethbridge that you can take pictures.  This past weekend I had planned to go and take pictures in Waterton, a place that I know that I can get some good pictures but after a suggestion from one of my customers of a place even closer to home I decided to change my plans and head out on Saturday to photograph an area that I haven’t been at for years.

The place, McQuillan Lake, is more of a dugout than an actual lake but it is stocked with fish and has a lot of waterfowl that seem to visit there.  So out I went on Saturday and I was very surprised at the variety of waterfowl that were hanging around the lake.  I got to see many Red Winged Blackbirds, Pelicans, Yellow Headed Blackbirds, Mallard Ducks, Cinnamon Teals and lots more and the best part was that all this was within 20 minutes of my house, a place that I could drive to just about any day when I have a few minutes.

So next time that you have a few minutes pick a spot close by and head out to see what you can photograph.

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