Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Mallard Drake


Mallard Drake

At the Calgary Zoo, the ducks come and go as they please. The zookeepers keep the water flowing and there is often open water there. So, the wild ducks just fly in and enjoy them selves in the zoo.

The Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) is fairly common in the Calgary area and can be photographed in many areas along the Bow River. I liked the shadow the trees in the back ground were casting on the water. The lighter area that showed some of the reflection of the sky and matched the lighter area of the rear of the duck. The ripples on the water retained a silky smooth look while the waterfowl itself remained in sharp focus. The drake’s reflection is slightly distorted, yet is still pleasing.

Nikon D300s, Nikkor 70-200mm @200mm, f/2.8, 1/400 sec, ISO 400

In the best light…

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One response

  1. Very ducky! I love this image Fuji.

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    March 26, 2012 at 10:02

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