Mallard Hen Landing In The Golden Light Of A Sunset

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Mallard hen landing in golden light, Salt Lake County, UtahMallard hen landing in golden light – Nikon D500, f7.1, 1/400, ISO 500, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

There is something about the golden light of sunset that soothes me even when I am not photographing birds but when there are birds that feeling is amplified times ten. It doesn’t matter what species of bird but having a bird be the last living thing I see outside before the sun sets and the sky grows dark is awesome. I’m just that much of a bird nerd and bird lover, I can’t help being like that and really I don’t want to.

When I have the opportunity to take photos of birds in the sweet golden light of sunset I jump at the chance even if the bird is as common as a Mallard hen landing on a pond. Why wouldn’t I?

Life is good.



  1. Laura Ganz November 17, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    Wonderful shot, Mia!

  2. Elephants Child November 17, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Agreeing with all.
    And so very grateful for golden light. With or without birds.

  3. Liz Cormack November 17, 2018 at 9:15 am

    I agree with Dick & Patty. Beautiful!

  4. Patty Chadwick November 17, 2018 at 9:01 am

    I agree with Dick…BEAUTIFUL….

  5. Dick Harlow November 17, 2018 at 6:29 am


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