Jerry Gauriloff October 14 2014, 0 Comments

Shot with: Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G

Photographer: Jerry Gauriloff  (@bigjerry34)

Why did you choose this lens?  I chose the Nikon 28-300mm because this is a great lens for wildlife photography, since its capable of significant zoom.   

Tell us about the getting the shot:  My wife and 5 month old daughter went for a walk in the park. I always bring my camera because you never know what you’re going to see.  This lens is a little heavy for walking around but I wanted to be able to be far away enough from the ducks to get candid photographs. This is a Mallard Hen. You can tell it’s not an American Black Duck due to the white lines on either side of the blue patch under its wing. The line of ducks is actually all hens. Judging by the feathers along the shoreline they are entering the pre-fall migration molt, losing their feathers and growing new ones.