Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Northern Pintails

My knowledge of ducks isn't up to identifying this pair with any certainty (they look more Scaup than Tufted to my untrained eye), but I just loved the composition. Everything appears so delicate: the long, thin grass, the gossamer reflections in the water and the ducks themselves.

PS: thanks so much to Frank at 'The Early Birder' for putting me right – these are, he points out, Northern Pintails.

Canon 1DS MkII, 1/640 sec, f8, 400mm at ISO 500

1 comment:

  1. Tim, these are Northern Pintails .. a very elegant winter duck.