Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Duck in Flight; Wings Set

This photograph of a duck in flight was taken earlier this spring.  The drake mallard is descending with his feet down (for air brakes) and wings set as he glides to a landing.  He was coming in fast and a second later he started backpedaling with his wings to slow his speed.  Also, his altitude got low enough that the background trees were behind him and there was no longer good separation.  The low angle of the early morning sun helps to light the underside of his body.
100-400 lens at 400mm, 1/1250 second at f/5.6, ISO 500.

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