Normally I prefer to take pictures of birds that I find more interesting like raptors. However on the day this image was taken the action was pretty slow and this photogenic little guy really wanted his picture taken.
This mallard swam by a couple of times and even came ashore to retrieve a snack dropped by a fellow photographer nearby. I snapped this picture as he swam off and really like the image. The water beading on the duck ‘s head, the detail of its fine feathers clearly showing and the glass-like water with the duck’s reflection turned out quite nice.
As a bonus, the green head fits in well for St. Patrick’s Day. 😉 Taken at Golden Ponds in Longmont.