Plate 77, 18x27
These two birds had separated themselves from the others in the flock, and they seemed only to be interested in enjoying this scene. They showed no haste, nor any apprehension at being by themselves. I still wonder if they were able to see their reflections in the shallow water. They seemed to me to be in a dream, beyond fear and seemingly without concern for the isolation that they brought on themselves by carelessness or by intent.