Waterfowl 2020-2021

Challenge #42 in the A Big Year series. Hosted by OSP2017.
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Let's see the best photographs of waterfowl that you took in 2020 or 2021! Here is a list of waterfowl species from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Anseriformes Please do not enter shorebird photos into this challenge - save them for next week!
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Incoming Mallard
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An incoming male mallard putting on the air-brakes as he made his landing approach.
Submitted: Friday, 7th January, 2022 18:03 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 2nd May, 2020
Focal length: 600 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec
Aperture: F4
ISO: 200
Notes: It was early morning and the light was just coming up behind me, casting a golden hue on the surrounding vegetation. I was using my trust Canon 5DsR at the time, and I didn't want my ISO to be too high, so I chose a modest 1/1600 shutter speed for catching this moment. Thankfully everything worked out.
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