This photo comes from the lagoon right next door to the one where I caught the ducks, in the photo I posted a few days ago. Getting this picture was a matter of patience, though the birds were obliging in that they did freak out and start beating their wings every ten seconds or so - as I'm not sure what kind of bird this is, I can't explain why. But it makes me wish I had access to that stuff that snipers use to get rid of excessive fidgeting; this shot was taken through a 12x zoom lens, and at that level of zoom one little shake will be magnified significantly.
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