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    Default Ring-necked Duck... Wing Flap

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    I captured this image at Lake Morton in Lakeland, Florida. Not quite the light angle I wanted. When ducks dunk and get their feathers wet most times a wing flap will follow. I was on the light angle but when the duck popped and began flapping I had to quickly move to my right to be square with the duck. Comments and critique welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

    Nikon D500
    Nikon 500mm F/5.6 VR AF-S ED PF + Nikon 1.4III Teleconverter, camera and lens supported by a Oben carbon fiber monopod with a Wimberly MonoGimbal head
    1/2500 F/8 Matrix Metering EV 0 ISO 560 Auto 1 WB, image captured at 700mm (1050mm 35mm Equivalent)
    Post processed in Lightroom Classic, Photoshop CC 2021 and Neat Image for noise reduction
    Cropped for composition and presentation

    P.S. Learn more about Lake Morton in the BAA Middle Florida Photography Site Guide that Artie and I co-authored. It is available at this link https://birdsasart-shop.com/the-baa-...ic-site-guide/
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    Joe, was always a challenge ID'ing these for me especially when the iridescence on the next doesn't pop. Very similar to Scaup.

    I'm good with the pose here, nice post- feeding and rouse display. Great eye contact. Nice underwing plumage.

    Biggest issue for me is the off light angle, which seems pretty significant (close to 90 degrees?). Would have been nice to have more of the chest and chin lit up.

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    Looks good to me. A nice flapping pose and those ripples in the water are nice.

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