You can see drops of water dripping off of this Drake Mallard, shortly after takeoff. The beautiful blurred background was created because the duck was relatively close to me and the background much farther away. Because the duck filled much of the frame of the camera I did not have to crop much of this photo. A bit more depth of field may have helped with sharpness, but since the photo is mostly viewed on the web, and has to be scaled down to save space, you can not easily notice much lack of detail due to narrow depth of field.
ISO 400 – f/4.0 – 1/3200s – 420mm – Handheld – Natural Light
Canon EOS 7D Body and Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens with Canon 1.4x Teleconverter MkII.
Photographed in Eagan, Minnesota on 11-16-2014 at 3:00 PM