Tom Buckard  


WHISTLING DUCK by Tom Buckard

June 2022 - WHISTLING DUCK

About the Image(s)

Near our home in Gainesville, Florida we have a large nature area call Sweetwater Wetlands. This image as taken yesterday at around 8 in the morning before the heat gets unbearable. You never know what you will see. Today was Whistling Ducks, Gallinules, Coots, Great Blue Heron, Tri-Color Herons, Limpkins and of course Gators

Equipment info - Nikon D850, Nikkor 200-500 lens, Speed - 1/1250, F-11, Manual exposure, ISO - 500, Handheld.


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7 comments posted




Paul Jenkins
I always like a wildlife photo when the subject is doing a gesture. The depth of field is good and the reflections in the water really adds to overall effect. And that is one good looking duck. Great shot.   Posted: 06/01/2022 18:40:41
Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
Paul, you are exactly right. If a duck, animal or bird is doing something unusual or has a snake, fish or object in it mouth it is so much more interesting and it also does much better in competitions.   Posted: 06/04/2022 07:34:16



Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
Nicely caught. I like the saturated tones with the exposure darker as you have done. It makes me want to hear how the duck´s call sounds.   Posted: 06/05/2022 13:05:44
Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
Thank you Lloyd. Right at the end of the golden hour.   Posted: 06/07/2022 06:21:27



Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Tom,
It's a great shot with beautiful detail and colors. Had no idea that ducks could whistle.   Posted: 06/05/2022 13:07:11
Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
Thank you Mary. These ducks only appeared in this wildlife are a few years ago. Before that I had never seen them.   Posted: 06/07/2022 06:23:10



Bev Caine   Bev Caine
Somehow I know I can always count on you for a winner   Posted: 06/14/2022 22:30:15