ISO 640, 1/1600 sec, f/5.6, hand held.
The male Wood Duck in its spring mating plumage is perhaps the most beautiful of the ducks frequenting the Iowa wetlands. These wild birds are very wary and it was necessary to approach them with great caution. At the first hint of danger they give an alarm call and take to the air for safety.
A male Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) investigates the remote Wood Duck Pond at Hickory Hills Park.