Blue-Winged Teal at UCSB Lagoon

Blue-Winged Teal #1, UCSB Lagoon. 15" x 23" watercolor on Arches 300lb hot-pressed paper.
Blue-Winged Teal #1, UCSB Lagoon. 15″ x 23″ watercolor on Arches 300lb hot-pressed paper.

This time of year the lagoon in the middle of the UC Santa Barbara campus is full of waterfowl of many species. If you jog past, these Blue-Winged Teal ignore you and keep on dabbling like the one in the background, but if you stop and aim a camera at them they quickly drift away.