Saturday, April 18, 2009
Mallard No. 1 of 2009
MALLARD, CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN, GLENCOE, ILLINOIS, APRIL 17, 2009
SMC Pentax-F* 300mm f4.5 ED (IF)
1/500 sec. f8
The mallard is the most common duck in the United States -- it's the sparrow of waterfowl -- but the male of the species inevitably makes for a colorful photograph. I took this closeup portrait yesterday at the Chicago Botanic Garden, always a good place to carry a camera.