Bufflehead on the pond

I’m trying to pay more attention to context with respect to background. Light was nice today even late in the morning. This is taken from a boardwalk about 1 1/2 m above the water. Can’t get any lower.

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Is this a composite: No
Iso-160, 400+1.4 X, F4 .5, 2500th, handheld, A7r4, around 50% of full frame

Nice shot of the Bufflehead, David. You did a good job of holding the whites within bounds and I like the setting.

It still looks like you got pretty low. Nice reflection and as mentioned good job on the whites. Sweet little head turn.

Nice job all around David, fine exposure of a lovely subject. I like the placement of the bird in the frame and the details look quite good. The lily pads add context. Nicely done.