Wildlife: the peaceful autumn moment

MALE MALLARD, LYNDE SHORES CONSERVATION AREA, WHITBY, ONTARIO

The waterfowl at this peaceful place east of Toronto are accustomed to human presence, so they didn’t bother much with me and my camera. The result, on my first digital camera, is one of my best wildlife pictures.
I did a lot of processing work to achieve what you’re looking at. Cloned out a lot of tiny bits of dirt and fluff in the water. Also replaced the duck’s distracting and disturbing red-eye with a cloned bit of the duck’s feathers. Worked pretty well, eh?
Nikon D50, fill-flash (to illuminate the duck’s underside), tripod.

Click on the picture for a larger view.

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Wander through my photography book “Special Places: A Landscape Photographer’s Vision of Southern Ontario”: http://bit.ly/yNU06F

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