King of his Castle

1/400,f8, iso1000,600mm

Wood Ducks
Any comments appreciated.

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Superb detail, nice light and a good pose, Dan. The composition is a bit unconventional, but it works for me. the background birds are sufficiently out of focus that they aren’t distracting and add to the context of the image. A fine image as posted.

Just the right head turn to bring out those wonderful colors. I always have trouble composing with OOF birds in the background. An alternate comp might to vertical with much go the OOF ducks removed?

Great colors. I like the OOF birds. Anything else would be nit picky ! good job