Nice capture Wilf.
Thanks, Gabe. I just wish I could have managed to truly capture the strength of the wind that day... and the power of the waves crashing landward. Probable a depth of field issue...
It's really hard to believe this was shot on a stormy day. The mallards look so peaceful and relaxed in this stretch of calm water.
Kind regards, Anette
Thanks for the visit Anette. Like I mentioned to Gabe, perhaps playing with the depth of field might have allowed me to sharpen the focus of the breakers not that many meters beyond the sand bar. Since the water is VERY shallow for hundreds of meters from the shore (see Google map), the energy of the waves gets thrust upwards. On this very windy day, the waves put on a show. But, to our birds it was like the proverbial "water off a duck's back".
Olá my friend Frtzw906,parabéns por esta bela foto e por sua linda galeria!!abraço do Brasil...Hélio Antunes.
Thanks for the visits and your comments.
I rather like the shallow depth of field. It emphasizes that, although the surf is there, it is far away and of no concern.
Thanks for the comment AustinMN. Austin MN = Spam, Hormel, etc right?
Well, in my case, no, AustinMN <> SPAM. I used to go by AustinBoston when I lived in suburban Boston, Massachusetts. But when I moved to Minnesota, nothing I tried worked, so I settled on a weak default - AustinMN.
However, they do make SPAM in Austin, MN.
I thought so, AustinMN
Are these ducks called Mallards in Canada, Wilf? They look like the european Stockenten. Very nice photo.
Yes Karin (from Wikipedia) "Anas platyrhynchos - The male birds have bright green head, while the female is light brown. The Mallard lives in wetlands, eats water plants, and is gregarious." Interesting: "The Mallard is the ancestor of all domestic ducks, and can interbreed with other species of genus Anas. This interbreeding is causing rarer species of ducks to become genetically diluted."
Beautiful picture! Maybe it is a duck that I saw in Poland ;-) Regards, Marco
Good shot ... rolling waves do make a wonderful background :)
Thanks for sharing ... all the best from Sandy ;)
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