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These small diving ducks are winter visitors to California. The males (pictured here) represent a very difficult exposure challenge for photographers. Trying to properly expose for the detail in the dark shadows of the black feathers, while not overexposing the bright whites, is no easy task. If done well, you also have a change to capture the incredible iridescence of the head feathers on these stunning little ducks.
San Francisco, California