Out at FBWR again today.
Yes it’s Saturday but I had to drive north to measure a store. Flying out Monday and won’t have time next week. Driving north almost always means a stop to visit my winter flying critter friends.
Today it was Mallards and a Northern Pintail. Beautiful birds. Extremely colorful. I guess prized by the guys carrying the shot guns. The ducks do not look tasty to me. In fact long ago I tasted duck. Yuck! Never again. Besides I am getting into the watch, photograph and enjoy the ducks alive and moving rather than on the grill.
I was moved again to push the post process a wee bit. All the shots were ran thru the Topaz filter then erased back about 37% just on the ducks…..
This Northern Pintail has a broken or damaged leg. Hope he makes it. I really think these guys are beautiful.
After I sat there a while they got a little used to me and took a nap.
Not too often do I get to photograph a bird flying right at me. But when I do I dig it!
All shots with Nikon D3s, 600mm lens and 1.7x converter.