Saturday, March 27, 2010

Camera Critters: Mallard Flush


Everything has its season and spring is my season to pursue waterfowl photography. Each year I look forward to the seeing the arrival of the different species as they pass through our area on their long journey northward. Today I again spent my day on the lake in search of waterfowl.




Arriving at the lake at sunup I found the parking area nearly full as a bass tournament was already underway. Tournaments change the waterfowl activity on the lake and no two tournaments are the same. Sometimes the anglers are working deeper water and good waterfowl photography can be found along the shoreline while at other times they are working the shoreline allowing waterfowl to congregate over the deeper water. Today it seemed as though they were fishing everywhere and very little waterfowl was to be found. During the day I observed a few pair of Mallards, one female Bufflehead and one female Red-breasted Merganser and a pair of Canada Geese.



The best shot of the day occurred when this male Mallard flushed flashing his iridescent colors in the bright morning sunlight.



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11 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is the kind of shot I dream about.It is so beautiful. I know that as the Mallards make their way north,Jake and I will be trying for this kind of shot.
blessings,Ruth

Kerri said...

This is AMAZING! WOW!

Tom said...

It's not just the colour that stands out for me, those flight feathers are amazing... this picture is a reminder that just because we might see many Mallards or any other thing for that matter it is worth the time and effort to study them closely for shots such as these.

Montanagirl said...

Great shot!

Misty Dawn said...

Outstanding as always.
Makes me start singing to myself "Iiiiii can walk on waaaaaater" :-)

imac said...

Coy, thats a beauty of a shot.

Abraham said...

Looks almost like he is walking on water. It is a beautiful picture.

Tim Rucci said...

Gotta love the colors of the duck. Sweet action shot indeed!

Carol said...

What a great shot!!! He is georgous.

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Elaine said...

This is a gorgeous shot! One shot is all it takes to make a successful day of shooting and this one definitely qualifies.

Debra said...

All I can say is this is phenominal! Simply beautiful!