When any of these birds take flight, it happens so fast that we can easily miss the details.
This case study is from a burst of five photographs taken in less than one second. The Mallard (drake) is cropped from the five photos.
|Photo 1 (uncropped ) - Mallard & 3 Northern Pintails take flight|
|Photo 1 - Mallard|
|Photo 2 - Mallard|
|Photo 3 - Mallard|
|Photo 4 - Mallard|
|Photo 5 - Mallard|
... and then he was gone in a blur ...