18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Play of light! In flight!!

While walking in a regional park, I found this Mallard foraging in the swamps. By the time I setup my camera, he was in flight and flew just in front of the grass that was in shade. The light on the wings and shade on the background created this beautiful minimalistic picture for me. Changed my perspective of looking for special/elite birds to create stunning pictures! All it takes is right light!!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Fremont, California, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Sidhardha Yepuri