Birds - Adam Triska
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Take The Plunge

This shot took quite a bit to accomplish. First, I had to sneak up near the pond, just peaking over a hill. Once in position, I had to try and not make much of myself visible. Camouflaged clothing helped, but also not making sudden movements. I snapped off many shots trying to get the timing right, ending up with mostly shots of the ducks feet in the air. When it all finally came together, I was rewarded with just the right angle of sunlight, to get the array of colours in this Drake Bufflehead's neck/ head area. If the light isn't right, it mostly looks black.

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