I think the female Mallard's are just as beautiful as the male's, the markings are so intricate. This was taken at the appropriately named lake 'Mallard's Pike' in the Forest of Dean, as was my last upload. It was a very bright day if a little overcast, no blue sky but still difficult to judge settings. I think i have got it about right but all mods are always welcome.
I haven't managed to get much practice lately (I need it badly) and this was only one of a couple of days I've been out with my camera in the last three months. I will have to dip into the archives before long.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend and enjoy the glorious weather.
Best viewed Large if time permits.