The Wood Duck is one of the most stunningly pretty of all waterfowl. Males are iridescent chestnut and green, with ornate patterns on nearly every feather; the elegant females have a distinctive profile and delicate white pattern around the eye. These birds live in wooded swamps, where they nest in holes in trees or in nest boxes put up around lake margins. They are one of the few duck species equipped with strong claws that can grip bark and perch on branches.

Taken in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Nikon D300
ISO 250
EV -1.00
Pattern Metering
No Flash
550 MM
WB Cloudy


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  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 1 year ago

    Gorgeous capture. What a beauty.

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasabout 1 year ago

    Excellent photo of this gorgeous duck!

  • TheaDaams
    TheaDaamsabout 1 year ago

    What a lovely duck! Wonderful captured.

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture my friend ! it`s a winner !

  • Carolyn Clark
    Carolyn Clarkabout 1 year ago

    What a beautiful bird!!!!!! Great shot!!!!!

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallabout 1 year ago

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 1 year ago

    25 May 2013 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • John44
    John44about 1 year ago
    Beautifully done.POWERFUL image
  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 1 year ago

    CONGRATULATIONS… super work…

  • mrsa
    mrsaabout 1 year ago

    Vivid colors and clarity! Awesome!

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