(Canon 5D Mk III) I took this shot on the way home, noticing these bachelor mallards huddled under the bridge like hobos. I sidled up to them and ignored them for a bit till they lost interest in me, and snuck a bit closer. Rinse, repeat. On hands and knees, and without the benefit of a neck strap, I set my focus and dangled five grand worth of camera and lens over the water. No art without risk! This was the last photo of an afternoon's shooting at the park, to refine my handling of the 85mm f/1.2 lens. It's a thing of beauty, but it doesn't love bright sunlight: very prone to birefringence at wide apertures, expressed as a purple halo around bright areas in front of the point of fcus, and a green halo behind. It's a fact of life, with big hunks of glass like my beloved 85L, but through careful selection of background and a bit of postprocessing attention, you can make it work. In this case, I knew that the reflection of the sky in the water was going to blow out, and it did indeed become a haze of neon purple. But because I made certain there was nothing of importance around it, I could brush all the saturation out of that bright area in Lightroom, and tint it yellowish. The result is indistinguishable from the green/brown/yellow reflection of the foliage in the background.