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    • 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.

    • Oh my God, Scott, that's one of the most beautiful duck photos I've ever seen. And not only because the duck is beautiful. 😍

    • Amazing shot not just because the duck is gorgeous, but the golden reflection of the water compliments the blues, purples and dark greens of the feathers!
      As you've said, it was worth waiting for the right moment when the duck came into the frame in order to have the perfect backdrop 🎯

    • American wigeon (Mareca americana) photographed in central New Mexico. Olympus OMD EM1 MK II - Olympus 300 f/4 Pro Lens, Olympus 1.4 TC, 840mm EFL, ISO 400, 1/1250, f/5.6 - handheld. Post-processing in Skylum Software, Luminar 2018.

      As in the photo I posted above, I looked for a pleasing background and then waited on the bird.

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