FEMALE MALLARD, LOVELACE PARK, EVANSTON, ILLINOIS, APRIL 5, 2015
Pentax F* 300mm f4.5
1/1600 sec. f8
I actually had to step back from the edge of Lovelace Park pond so the lens could focus on this specimen of duckhood, so close was it to the camera. I'd gone there with the camera ISO set at 800 so that if there was a chance to catch a bird in flight I'd be ready. Now perhaps on the next outing some rarer migratory species will stop for their portraits.