This past Sunday afternoon I was at St. Marks NWR on my way home from Alabama, and I saw 3 female Bufflehead swimming in the water near my car. There were no adult males, so I almost just drove on. But that of course is sexist, right? Why should the males get all the attention? So I stayed and photographed them for a few minutes, and these three put on a pretty good show for me. In fact, they were the photographic highlight of my visit to St. Marks.
These images were shot with a 400mm lens at ISO 250 and at f/5.6 with a shutter speed of 1/1000sec. I was in Aperture Priority mode with +1/3 stop exposure compensation. I crouched down as low to the ground as I could without ending up with my lens in the grasses.