Greenhead Preening

Shot this locally a few years ago.

ISO 1250

In post, I straightened, cropped, sharpened the bird, and reduced noise on the BG. I also used a Darks 3 mask to dodge the darkest parts of the bird. All feedback welcome.

I have a fondness for peekaboo shots, Lyle, and this is a fine one with some wonderful light.

It brings a smile to my face. Well seen and shot ! Cheers, Hans

An unusual pose however the large view is outstanding with very nice warm plumage colors along with the water. The concentric rings of water ripples tie the whole image together. Exquisite light!

Lyle, you have made a simple mallard stunning!