Wood Ducks

(Question: who paints them, and how do they get that fine paint not to wash off?)

I hadn't planned on it, but I fell in love with these little guys - the detail in their plumage is just amazing.  We had 3 opportunities to photograph them under various lighting conditions.


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Did you know that these guys like to fly up into trees....


...to grab a snack?

Yum - a nice tree nut snack.


In some situations, we could get up close, but in most cases, we used our long lenses.

Todd offering up advice or telling another one of his many jokes :-)