Well, for us humans the days of summer, especially in Florida, are a bit unbearable. But for some species, it is their time to mate, build nests, and care for their young. One of these species is the black-bellied whistling duck. My favorite wetland area, the Viera Wetlands, in Viera, FL, is home to many nesting black-bellied whistling ducks.
The sweet light is very brief here in the summer mornings, but this past Saturday, these ducks were in the right place at the right time, flying from one palm tree to another, giving me some great flight shot opportunities. Both flight shots were taken with my Nikon D300s and Nikon 500 f/4 lens attached to the Quick Action Harness. The last image is of a yearling that greeted us as we drove into the wetlands. What a nice way to start my morning shoot!!