Saturday, January 31, 2009

Morning Wood

Of all the waterfowl that can be found in Utah, the wood duck is perhaps the most sought after photographically. Nowhere near as common here as in the hardwood forests back East, it's always a lot of fun to find small populations of wild birds. The sun was out this morning, the air was clear, and I really enjoyed watching these beautiful birds.

More common, but still intricately marked and highly detailed in their plumage is the mallard.

Where waterfowl are really at home, however, seems to be in the air. They are streamlined, powerful, high endurance birds in flight and it's always a challenge to capture them at speeds of over 50 miles per hour on the wing.

Thanks for dropping in!

1 comment:

  1. Brett what are you doing working where you do? You need to take photos for $$$ Brotha!