Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa)
Spring Lakes Park, Bellbrook, Ohio
"In the face of all the present turmoil and unrest and unhappiness...what can a photographer, a writer, a curator do?... To make people aware of the eternal things, to show the relationship of man to nature, to make clear the importance of our heritage, is a task that no one should consider insignificant... These are days when eloquent statements are needed." - Beaumont Newhall
Birds, water, reflections. The drake and his lady. All these things make for an impressive photograph. This pair was not too far off in the distance and the water was still enough to make a reflective composition. Typically I place the horizon in the middle of the frame to add symmetry to the shot.
To me, ducks tend to have stunning color and patterns in their feathers. Even the females have a hints of colors just like shown in this resting one. The purple back glows and when raised displays the sky blue underfeathers. Overall this was an effective reflection bird portrait on a morning at the lake.
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