Eclipse Plumage | Wood Duck | New York
The Wood Duck is a bit smaller than the more common duck the Mallard.
Wood Ducks are a brightly colored beautiful bird in the male ducks of the species. This is probably the way one most often sees them photographed.
I often like the more subtle colors in birds. The female wood duck is a beautiful more subtle shade of colors.
In my recent photography adventures with the Wood Duck I was able to photograph a male Wood Duck during the fall.
In the fall the Wood Duck is in its non-breeding or eclipse plumage. So this time of year the male Wood Duck does not have as bold a coloration as it does during the breeding season.
Photo details: Nikon D500. Nikon 300mm f/4. Focal length 420. ISO 400. 1/2500 sec. f/5.6.