Sunday, March 28, 2010
MALLARDS, LOVELACE PARK, EVANSTON, ILLINOIS, MARCH 26, 2010
SMC Pentax-DA 55-300 at 120mm
Both photos 1/500 sec. f9.5
It's breeding season on the local ponds, and the male mallards are bursting with testosterone, or whatever it is that causes their heads to blush in vivid iridescence and impels them to harass fellow males when they're not trying to nail the girls. One suddenly seemed to have an Evinrude attached to his stern as he warned off another.