Is this a handsome duck? He looks fairly content, well fed and happy. When you see waterfowl up close like this and all the multi layered vermiculation, the beauty of it is like a rare treasure.
This Mallard and it's mate were having a leisurely paddle around a local pond that hosts White Ibis, Great Blue Heron, Egret, Canada Geese and many varieties of gulls.
Sometimes I favor a straightforward simple composition like this, especially if the color is vibrant and the subject is highly detailed.
Pond duck in a duck pond is another of my wildlife fine art series photographs.
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All photography and paintings copyright Alan Phillips 2016