FEMALE COMMON MERGANSER, GREEN, MICHIGAN, JULY 10, 2012
SMC Pentax-F* 300mm f4.5 ED (IF)
1/800 sec. f8
No sooner did I open this photo on my computer than I thought something had gone terribly wrong with my camera. Perhaps sand had gotten onto the sensor. Then I looked a little closer. A cloud of gnats had photobombed the view. (Click on the photo for a better look.) Otherwise it's not a bad composition, I thought, so I set out to rescue it with the clone stamp tool in Photoshop Elements. The result is below.