A copy of LifeLongPix's signature photo - cropped to suitable dimensions for framing. A classic case of "right place - right time". The female Common Merganser was taking off directly into the late afternoon sun, which illuminates her breast, feet, eyes, and the splashes behind. This is not a composite photo, but a single shot. This picture has been on display at multiple locations throughout Denver, including a 3 year run at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Nature Center.