Last month while waiting on a Belted Kingfisher to appear at a local pond I also photographed some Mallards that were nearby in Salt Lake County. Some of the ducks were bathing in the water and some were resting on the shore of the small pond.
I was able to take a Mallard drake portrait of one of the ducks that were close and loved how this showed the blue green iridescence.
I know they are common, I know that they can be annoying and I also know photographers who won’t stop to photograph them. I’m not one of those photographers. A bird is a bird, right? And mallards are handsome ducks.
I do have my Nikon D810 back in my hands. I haven’t been able to take it out and use it yet but should be able to do that tomorrow or today if I see a sucker hole in the clouds I can drive down to the local pond and test it out on some ducks.
I was asked where I took it to get it repaired and thought I would add a link to Spencer’s Camera & Photo for photographers in the Salt Lake Valley area. I have my D810 back much quicker taking it to Spencer’s than if I had sent it to Nikon!
Life is good.