Judy Royal Glenn Photography
Mallard duck on Swan Lake
While photographing at Swan Lake in Sumter, South Carolina, I came across this female duck. When I originally found her, she was resting on the shore in the brush.
For whatever reason, I could tell she was distressed and not happy with my presence. She would open her mouth repeatedly and stare at me. I did not see a nest and tried to not disturb her.
Since I did not have a turkey photograph I liked to post for Thanksgiving, I decided to post her beautiful face. I thought the photograph without her mouth opened looked better.