Pretty Pintails

Northern Pintail
Hyoko, Niigata, Japan.
December 30, 2011
Nikon D300 Nikkor af-s 300mmf4
Northern Pintails have been increasing at Hyoko since I started visiting. They are wild but know they are safe behind a fenced habitat. You can stand on one side of the fence and they carry on with their business just centimetres away. Actually I got stacks of shots of them over a few visits but may as well go mad.. They are beautiful.

January 22, 1012
with 1.4 teleconverter