Hi-ya Seattle CliveM!
I Love em...the little sleepy quack, makes me happy...great to have your first post around here, and a photo post, at that...welcome to the Labs..as you may have guessed, we have a lot of fun, ...what an honor to have a first poster...does my heart good... da Duck thread started by accident, because, for a while, every shot I was taking that turned out, had quackage...and it seems lots of us are drawn to the water...so, it just kept gettin bigger, and now it has a life of it's own. Everybody has posted in here, at one time or another...it is a good way to experiment, usually lots of reflected light off of the water, and all n' all, when you come up empty handed, there is always quackage, somewhere. And it is fun to see some of the shots that turn up. Even the Moderators have posted, here, and that always thrills me.
Equal opportunity posting, storks, ducks, gooosage, herons, swans...anything that has fowl intent...usually finds their way here.
Hope you will join in on Greg Rotters photo of the day thread, I think it is under the "off topic" section, and the latest "on Assignment"..those shots must be taken within the specified time frames...the theme this month of August is Trees...I hope to see some of your work, there, too. Welcome. You'll find this is a great place, not a snob here, just encouraging words, sometimes critical assessment of a photo, and lots of how-to advice. The Labs is a world wide phenomenon...
canon 7D, Mark iii 5D, ef 70-300 f/4-5.6, ef 28-135mm canon 100-400mm L IS 4.5, and a little 24-70 L f/2.8...