Taking photographs at Fleet Pond is a very popular activity for a wide range of people. Doing a search in Google yields numerous sites and images that feature the pond. These cover photos of the pond itself, it’s wildlife (especially birds) as well as people just relaxing and enjoying themselves.
The quality of the photos on the web can be very impressive and atmospheric – see for example the photos above and below.
Probably the photo-sharing site Flickr has the most extensive set of photos. In particular it has a user-group dedicated to Fleet Pond Nature Reserve (see screenshot below). This group currently has 27 members and already features 550 photos.
This group is referenced in our blog in a box entitled Flickr Photos at the bottom of the rhs column and the box specifies the titles of the most recent 3 photos.
There are also a number of dedicated photographic discussion forums that mention the pond (mostly in connection with specialist bird photography).
In parallel with these public sites, Fleet Pond Society also encourages photography at the pond through competitions – see here and here. Of course this blog itself has many photos taken at the pond, mainly covering volunteer events (of which there are many) and wildlife. Here is a good example:
Preserving and maintaining the pond is an activity that benefits many people, including a wide range of photographers!
Photo credit (top two): Alexey Danilchenko (and with kind permission)
Photo credit (bottom): Michelle Salter