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
Posted on August 12, 2014, in photography and tagged birds, Crex Meadows, ducks, feathers, mjspringett, nature, photography, postaday, wood duck. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.
I like the first better, on the second the lily pads almost align with the top of the head.
I think I like the first, though I am not too sure why.
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.
Both are good, but I often prefer close-up shots because I can see more detail.
sorry visible on his back –
I understand the grass distraction but I like the color that becomes more visable on his back in the second one.
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.