Unexpected Wood Duck - Click To Enlarge

Unexpected Wood Duck

This was a pleasant surprise. We were watching a group of teals moving along the edge of an open pool. Right in the middle were 2 male Wood Ducks.

Unexpected Wood Duck - Click To Enlarge
Unexpected Wood Duck – Click To Enlarge
Unexpected Wood Duck - Click To Enlarge
Unexpected Wood Duck – Click To Enlarge

There was no time to do anything other than go for the shot. We had been spotted and the group was making a direct exit into reeds.

Unexpected Wood Duck - Click To Enlarge
Unexpected Wood Duck – Click To Enlarge

Light and water color here is exactly what I don’t want. When standing on the swamp bank, peering through brush,  say thank you and move on.

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