Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Sleeping Ducks

Northern Pintail female

Hyoko, Niigata, Japan

February 11, 2014

Enjoyed a national holiday today and spent my time sneaking up on sleeping ducks at Hyoko. I took over 500 photographs. It was fun. Here are 7.

Northern Pintail male

Northern Pintail male

Eurasian Wigeon male


Noushka said...

A great entry Russell!
These pictures are gorgeous and are witness to a great cold.
Do you get into a hide to get that close?

Richard Waring said...

Awesome Russell, didn't realise there were so many beakless ducks in the world! :-) Some truly beautiful photos in this lot. Cheers, Richard

Stuart Price said...

You must have got pretty close to some of those ducks.........

Russell Jenkins said...

No hide, Noushka, but the ducks are often sleeping along side a lake and just inside a fence. The secret is to lean over the fence. If they notice me they usually plunge into the water so I tried to be quiet and gentle in my approach. Thanks for your comment.

Phil Slade said...

Amazing that the ducks just carried on sleeping while you got so close. Did you dress up as a rather large duck Russell? can't imagine the same species here ever being so accomodating.

David Gascoigne said...

Wonderful plumage detail in these photographs.