Mallard drake on red stilts
|Copyright: Geoffrey Summers (summers)
|Date Taken: 2016-04-10|
|Camera: Nikon D7000, Tamron SP 150-600mm|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2016-04-15 3:40|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Sometimes the most common animals can still make an interesting photo. This drake, in breeding plumage, had his feet out of the water with the result that the red of the webs and legs contrasts nicely with the yellow bill. There was just a tad of sunlight on a very dull day.|
I selected a fast shutter speed partly because the bird was moving, but also because crouching on the opposite bank of the canal it was difficult, even with a monopod, to hold the equipment steady. Had I been more savvy I could have gone down a couple of stops and had a smaller F-stop, but anyway the result is not too bad.
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