Another road edit - here is the mate of the drake in the previous image. When I set up to shoot, I chose my spot hoping to get shots of the ducks passing through the reflection of a particularly vivid red maple at it's peak colour. While the drake didn't cooperate and swim through my targeted reflection, I did get some great shots of the female.
I wish I had also taken some video - this duck actually moved through a virtual rainbow - I have what looks like the exact same shot of the bird in a series of subsequent frames with almost nothing but the background changing from vivid yellow to orange to red to green as she paddled through the different reflected foliage - perhaps I can make an animated gif with all the frames....
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Mrs. Wood Duck on Reflected Sugar Maples