The mallard was there, but I didn’t see it because I was intent on photographing the Calla lilies. When I had done that, I looked around and saw the beautiful bird, resting.
There are some photographs that I take where I ‘know’ it will not translate from the actuality to a photo, but I want to take it anyhow because the sight was memorable to me. This was one of them, as I thought when I took it. But now, full width on the ‘page’, maybe it is nice.