the big splash

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grate teeming for this one good speed

Heather Mellon

Thanks Jeff, nice to hear from you. I think it was one of those lucky shots because I didn't lose focus when I turned to get it. Otherwise I would have missed it for sure because these guys move fast!

Debra Plett

Wonderful capture Heather, love all the water action. Looks like the duck is having some fun.

Heather Mellon

Thanks Debra. That's what I thought too. These birds really seem to enjoy hanging out near people who visit the dock. Of course they come with food so there's a good reason why the ducks like us :)

Heather Mellon

Thank you Yves. I love getting little action shots like this. It's not often I have the opportunity to get water shots so was really happy to get this one.

Yves Langlois

Super shot Heater. Everything is so perfect in that shot. I like that you frame it close. The splash is really well done, at a stand still. Proportion of water splash and duck is nice to my eye. And I noticed the touch of blue sky (over the head of the duck) in that grey water.

A mallard making a big and beautiful splash off the dock at Crystal Lake.
Taken By
Heather Mellon
Taken On
July 10, 2020
mallard duck
  • Camera: NIKON D7500
  • Focal: 230
  • Shutter speed: 0.002 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 8

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