Just a handful of ducks now remain at Par beach pool including this drake Shoveler. For some reason this bird has always chosen to stay at the back of the pool until this morning. I managed to get this shot when it was about ten yards away. The lens is very close to the water surface, hence the out of focus "boket" effect. Aperture is F/5.6
The Goosanders have now departed the neighbouring St Andrew's Pool but I took this shot a couple weeks back. After a review of the images, I overlooked this shot.
|Female Goosander at St Andrew's Pool, Feb 2012.|