Just another mallard

I really like the contrast and dark background on this on.

Technical Details

Composite: No
Nikon D500 with 200-500 , f/5.6 @ 1/3200 with ISO of 1100. Used Topaz for noise reduction and Luminar 4 for sharpening


VERY nice. I like this one a lot. Great grab.

Thanks dave. i may soon grow into one of my favs as well.

I love the darkness and contrast a lot as well! Beautiful

Thanks Mark, She was flying in and out of the shadows.

Yes, but what a mallard! It’s beautiful!

Wow! This is beautiful! I love the lighting, it’s amazing, and being able to see all the detail on the bird!

you all are so kind. Thank you.

What a dynamic image. And that light! Congrats.

Thanks Kristen, I usually try to shoot late in the day with that low sun angle.