I was going through photos today, organizing and looking for photos I have "overlooked". This is one of those previously bypassed ones.
I have always loved mallards, they are my favorite of the ducks. I enjoy this photo as I was surprised to have gotten the water drops on his feathers after he had landed and began swimming towards me.
I plan to go back to the pond that I met this dapper gentleman at again this year to do more shoots. I hope to see an improvement in my technique.