I am focusing on winter landscapes this month and trying to get some kinks out of my workflow. It happens when new equipment is introduced or when older cameras start to show a lot of "character." I'm experimenting with setting up triptychs in camera (noting the edges and framing for what I know will be panels) and also dabbling with double exposures. A pair of Mallards has been keeping me company near the runoff from a pond where I was working and I've been taking a few pictures of them during each outing. They were keeping to a very precise schedule. The only time their routine varied was when a Red-Tailed hawk decided to perch nearby--the ducks cut their afternoon feeding short and headed for the river. The last morning I visited the area, I noticed the ducks were no longer around. On my way out, I was looking at small ice formations in the water when I noticed the iridescent turquoise of a duck's wing just under the surface. I'm not sure what happened, but the ducks did not make it through the long cold week.