~Wood Duck~ (!!!)
~BIGGER~ I've been trying to find a wood duck in a suitable position, who wouldn't immediately fly off upon hearing the least little noise! Until now, I"ve either been rewarded with a blur or not even that courtesy! This beautiful guy stayed for a whole minute before taking off while I admired him.
I cropped him further too (not shown) but I think this shot, with the old and new reeds in the background and reflected on the water's surface, plus the reddish new growth breaking through the water in the foreground, really shows him in his marshy element.