Saturday started with sunshine and mild temperatures for a change (don't worry, the rain is back as I write this) - I went for a spring stroll with the dog and the camera to a set of lonely pools in the forest in Austria, the Huckinger See - well, to call it "See", lake in english, is a bit bold perhaps, its really three pools with brown moory water (that is not deeper than 80cm I'd say), some mallards - and absolutely lovely reflections and colors in the silent waters.
When the wind that brought fresh rain clouds (they've just been away for half a day to fill up) came up in the afternoon it moved the water a little bit, and the reflections of the sunlit tree branches with their sparse buds got a really abstract quality of which I created a small sequence:
Abstract Reflection I
Abstract Reflection II
Abstract Reflection III
These three shots were taken with the 70-300VR handheld. That lens has easily become my favorite by now, the long tele range really helps for abstracts and isolating subjects.