Friday, February 11, 2011

Preening Northern Pintail

I love to photograph northern pintails, and I think the drake's can look especially stunning when they show off those patterns as they preen. So in honor of Valentine's Day coming up on Monday, here's a few shots of this handsome fella getting himself ready to impress the ladies.

Northern pintail with reflection - Pat Ulrich Wildlife Photography


To the tip of the tail feathers - Pat Ulrich Wildlife Photography



Northern pintail getting ready for Valentine's - Pat Ulrich Wildlife Photography


Preening northern pintail - Pat Ulrich Wildlife Photography

6 comments:

  1. A nice series, Pat. Congrats.

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  2. Great exposures ... did you use a polarizer? Or, was it overcast? I often blow out the white spots on images like these.

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  3. Thanks, Paul!

    Thanks, Dan! This was a heavily overcast day, so perfect for photographing wildlife! I agree that in full sun, these ducks are tricky to get a good exposure on.

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  4. The most elegant duck in my book. Superbly captured.

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  5. So joyous.
    the bird, the water, the reflections..

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