Seattle Times reader Chris Picard captured a wood duck in all of his feathered glory.
Photographer: Chris Picard
Photo taken: Nov. 24, 2018 in Seattle
Photographer’s description: “A male wood duck putting on quite a mating display for all the female wood ducks in the nearby waterway. He was just sensational and I’m certain all the female wood ducks were duly impressed. Taken with a Nikon D500 and a Tamron 150 X 600mm G2 lens. Focal length 600 mm, shutter speed 1//2000, f/6.3, ISO 1000.”
Critique: “This well composed photo with a clean background and vivid colors combined with a quick shutter speed showing flecks of water flying off the feathers lets me experience the display through the photographer’s eye.”
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