Mr. Molting Wood Duck got a bit startled by Miss Mallard who was most definitely going to preen on her favourite rock. He moved over and gave her some space but she insisted he get off completely.
I took this photograph while she was watching her little ones swim and nibble along the shore on the south side of the Lost Lagoon. For a few seconds, she was close and still and not in the shadows.
May 31st. Lost Lagoon, Stanley Park, Vancouver.