First time I have seen this type of DUCK so I captured many takes and this best one.
To let viewers know the American Coot (Fulica americana) (a.k.a. mud hen) is a bird of the family Rallidae. Though commonly mistaken to be ducks, American Coots belong to a distinct order. Unlike the webbed feet of ducks, coots have broad, lobed scales on their lower legs and toes that fold back with each step in order to facilitate walking on dry land. Coots live near water, typically inhabiting wetlands and open water bodies in North America. Groups of coots are called covers or rafts. The oldest known coot lived to be 22 years old.
With the post processing the RAW capture in Camera-in-the-RAW where used the WHITE BILL as the fix in COLOUR BALANCE, and then opened in Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 where I resized it to 401 x 600 px, and then applied the UNSHARP MASK till I enjoyed the results and saved as JPEG for sharing with everyone..
Wildlife and nature