We have all seen untold waterfowl pictures with blue and green tones that dominate the color of water due to a blue sky or green forest, or the confluence of both. I prefer to step out and push the artistic envelope by including surrounding environmental structures and objects that add color pizzaz to the water, and as a result, add more visual impact and intrigue to my waterfowl images.
A red storage container with white lettering and a yellow building located across from a small cove, and a blue sky transformed the cove in to richly, saturated colors. Without their effect on the water, I would have quickly lost interest in capturing images at this location. No excitement, no photograph
If your waterfowl pictures aren’t visually exciting, next time try looking for a place where nearby colored structures and objects are creating colorful reflections on the water.
Technical Notes: Images were captured using a Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera and a Nikkor Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens. Both are dynamite tools for capturing waterfowl, wildlife, nature, sports, or anything else you can imagine!