Moving Mallard Mates

This pair of Mallards were flying a lot closer together than the last two I posted but since they were also a log closer to me and I was zoomed in they ended up on either side of the frame like the last two. These guys fly so fast that you have less than a second to swing with them, catch them in the window, get focused and hit the trigger so composition is really a matter of luck and lots of shots!

Sony a6500, FE200600G @ 600 mm (900 mm w/crop factor), ISO-250, f/6.3, 1/4000, hand held.

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Hi Gary, another nice capture of a mallard pair. I like seeing the wing color in both ducks and great again to get both birds sharp.

Excellent, Gary. Normally more space in front would be nice, but being in more or less diagonal corners makes this composition work for me.