MALLARD, LOVELACE PARK, EVANSTON, ILLINOIS, APRIL 16, 2014
Pentax-F* 300mm f4.5
1/3200 sec. f8
Even a high shutter speed of 1/3200 sec. couldn't stop the rapid wingbeats of a mallard on afterburner. It's mating season, and the three male mallards at the Lovelace Park pond frantically chased one another at high speed all afternoon. Tracking them with a long lens wasn't easy and this is about the only keeper out of some 100 shots.