Well, i've dreamed for yrs of getting an image, where the water was colored by the reflection from the surrounding vegetation!! Voila, i finally got a series of them. Colorado, produced not only a wonderful chance at large mammals, but birds, and water fowl as well. Let's put it this way, if i didn't have responsiblities in Florida, You know .. like a job!! i'd be in Colorado for 1/2 of the year for sure!! Pardon the words.... But Colorado freaking ROCKS!!!!!!!!!
Ok, on too the image, there is zero manipulation of the water,and image.. darken the water a bit, some selective sharpening on this widgeon and Voila, here you have it!! ...It was such a rush to get very low on the ground, with tripod leg in the water, light directly behind me , sun setting, and watch the glow develop on the water, as it reflected off of the golden dry grasses, surrounding the pond!! I was able to shot till almost dark.. Only problem, with this image is... i needed a massage, and therapy for the neck post shooting... or better, A 90 degree hoodman loop, as i couldn't get any lower, and endure the neck strain! Please click on image to darken... Merry Christmas to all, and if you don't celebrate Christmas..Happy Holidays, and may your day reflect the many blessings we all truly have!!