Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) photographed in central New Mexico. Olympus OMD EM1 MK II - Olympus 300 f/4 Pro Lens, Olympus 1.4 TC, 840mm EFL, ISO 400, 1/125, f/5.6 - handheld. Post-processing in Skylum Software, Luminar 2018.
When I am photographing ducks I do something that is very counterintuitive to most people. I find the background - THEN - the bird. I saw this golden reflection in the duck pond and simply waited for one of the drakes to swim through it. Worked out pretty well.