Summer Wood Duck

summer wood duck 2 summer wood duck

Friends, this is two views of the same male wood duck molting into eclipse plumage.  I included two images to show why i am a big proponent of continuous shooting mode.  The top image shows the bird at a rest position, and the second while he is paddling and peeking.  Sometimes when ducks are paddling, their backs look extended and elongated, while the top image shows a quiet duck.  Which one do you like best?? til Tomorrow MJ

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Posted on August 12, 2014, in photography and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I like the first better, on the second the lily pads almost align with the top of the head.

  2. I think I like the first, though I am not too sure why.

  3. I think wood ducks are so interesting. I agree . . . I like the top one best. I find the grass on the bottom a little distracting.

  4. Both are good, but I often prefer close-up shots because I can see more detail.

  5. sorry visible on his back –

  6. I understand the grass distraction but I like the color that becomes more visable on his back in the second one.

  7. I think I like the top one better and maybe because I find the grass distracting on the bottom one. Then again that duck is so beautiful, I really love them both. Your work is amazing.

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