ANAS PLATYRHNYCHOS by GILL KINGSTON
GRADE - MERIT
Or otherwise known as the common Mallard …. Beautiful sift warm light to highlight this youngster. Nice peaceful stance with its leg relaxed and the clarity of the water adds to the feel of the image. We see a lot of interesting detail – juvenile feathers, detail in the face and eye. Perspective is side-on, which is perhaps, the obvious composition. A slightly diagonal composition would have given all the same detail with a slightly more dynamic feel, or less obvious perspective. I enjoy this image – well made.