Shoveler Duck Taking Off From Water

I was set up on the edge of a marsh and things were a bit slow and the clouds were starting to cover the sky so I thought about packing it in. I saw a guy walking on the other side of the marsh I suppose looking for a good spot to get some photos , so I sat still for a bit.

I knew the ducks were nervous and would get up when someone was near, so I focused on a few ducks floating in the water just in case they did decide to fly. It wasn’t 30 seconds later that a small group of them took off and I managed to get one in focus.

Funny how this wildlife photography works, I sat there for hours and didn’t get a single shot and right before I was going to leave I got a keeper.