You are never really sure what you may catch when you're photographing animals. I got a picture of a mallard drake blowing bubbles. Ok, so he wasn't really blowing bubbles it was just the splash effect from him dunking his head into the water. But, it looked like he was blowing bubbles.
According to my husband (who knows a lot about ducks) the pattern on this drake is very distinct. They usually are not this bold and clear.
Here is a processed picture of that same drake.
It's been so warm here lately that I have been able to go outside barefoot.